Can you give me a thesis title about foods related to courses in culinary arts or skills? 

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In discussing a thesis title, it is important to consider what your actual thesis or series of essays is about. As your question is non-specific, here are a few ideas which you can explore in choosing an appropriate thesis title.

Any thesis involves a theory or concept which is explained and for which evidence is presented to support the notion or argument put forward in the thesis. Therefore, it is important that your thesis title relates to what you contend in your essay. If it is difficult to know where to start, ask yourself a series of questions to help you identify and define your main argument and what you hope becomes clear to the reader by the end of your essay. 

1. Is the essay about food types (carbohydrates, proteins, fats and so on) or is it about food preferences (meat, dairy, fish, etc)? Perhaps the essay discusses the history of food (culture, location, tradition) and why certain foods are preferred. 

2. Is the essay about taste such as salty, sweet, sour, bitter, savory?

3. Is the main focus about diet and lifestyle, nutrition and health and the impact of good and poor food choices?

4. Is there a strong emphasis on food preparation, flavor enhancement, menu choices and how to prepare food using different cooking methods or processes (boiling, grilling frying and so on)? 

5. How important is the business perspective in the essay such as managing a kitchen, managing people, good organization, etc. 

Once you have answered these questions, think of key words which are strong and descriptive. Depending on your flair, you could make the title poetic by using a deliberate rhythm, rhyme or alliteration perhaps. Alliteration is the repetition of the first letter of a word (or first sound) such as the s in sweet, sour, salty, savory. However, to be sure that the title intrigues the reader, and is memorable and at the same time straightforward, make sure that your title does reflect the contents. The reader will be very disappointed if your title makes references to food processes and then does not adequately deal with what it appears to offer. Think about how frustrating it is when you do a "google" search and the site you navigate to barely mentions your topic. Take care that your essay title does not do that. 

  • Foods are flavorsome and phenomenal; they feed us, fight with us (and our digestion) and sometimes fail us: but from phyllo to fish cakes and frosting to fruitcake, foods that are prepared well will always taste fabulous. 

For a title like this one, the essay would need to deal with food as a source of nourishment (feed us); how the digestion can be affected (fight with us); and how the wrong combinations can be disastrous (fail us). It would need to discuss specific choices (not necessarily phyllo pastry) and the basic culinary rules which will always apply (foods prepared well) which mainly concern safe and healthy food preparation and practices, skills with a knife and definitions of essential words like braise, sear, hollondaise and many more.