WHAT ARE THE STEPS AND THE SEQUENCE OF THE EVENTS?
ANSWER: Coring or dying food is a fantastic task that brighten food to me more appealing to
the eye. Regardless of the kind of food an individual wants to color, there are many color options
that an individual can select from to make the food colorful (Boris & Mandel, 2013). Creating a
yellow sun on a cup cake or making a blue sea from mash potatoes requires an individual to
organize a systematic step to coloring. There are other color options beyond these major colors.
Coloring will make the food impressive and delicious.
First step: Obtain the food colors
In the process of identification of the right food dye it is essential to be aware of the
possible dangers of the artificial food dye. There are arguments from some scientific sources
that food dyes can expose an individual to be vulnerable to life style diseases like cancer,
hypertension, brain tumors, and behavioral change among the children. When identifying a
food dye, it is important to check different warnings on their labels (Taylor et al, 2015). The
most commonly used artificial dyes include yellow, red, blue, green, and orange. These
colors are available for addition to the processed food. It is important to weigh out the
associated dangers that these food colors may create to one’s heath before making a decision
to purchase them.
Step 2: Consider application of organic food coloring
There many brands that are involved in the production of organic or natural food dying
extracted from plant materials. It is important to take note of the advice testing out of many
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organic colors to make observation on the most appropriate dye to select. This is because some
colors cannot bear the head during the preparation of the food. The organic dyes can also be
expensive to purchase. It is therefore advisable to buy a recommended quantity to try out a little
quantity before opting for large ones.
Step 3. Prepare your own food coloring.
This may consume a lot of time but is cost effective and there is an assurance that the applied
food coloring is form a natural source. The use of juice from different vegetables and fruits such
as beets, carrots, cabbage, and potato together with spices like cinnamon, turmeric, and cocoa
powder can provide fascinating colors for the food. They are used at different time during the
preparation of food. However, it is necessary to bear in mind the differences between the
artificial and natural dyes. Natural dyes often have a dull or light hue than artificial ones. When
using dyes only a small drop is required to make the food to change its color. The texture of
food will therefore not change through addition of a lot of liquid. It is easier to make pink color
because most liquids do not need a lot of liquid as compared to red colors (Conners, 2016).
Because of the presence of other foods during natural food coloring, foods with strong colors
tend to have strong flavor. For instance, a little amount of cinnamon can lead to an addition of
deep brown but a brown color, but addition of a large amount will make it to have a cinnamon
taste. Application of powdery artificial food colors is more recommended than juices. For
instance, the application of beet powder is recommended than beet juice. This will enable an
achievement of a deep red coloring without an addition of excess liquid to the food. When a
liquid food color is added, it is required to purchase a juicer.
Step 3. Mix the Food Colors.
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Make a print out of a food coloring wheel. This will act as the key reference to guide on how to
mix the colors. An observation on these colors during mixing colors. Gathering together the
primary colors, blue, red, and yellow is necessary to obtain the secondary colors. Mixing the
secondary colors with the primary colors will lead to getting the tertiary colors which makes the
food more beautiful. Mixing two primary colors will result in three hues called secondary color.
These secondary colors are like the children in the family color. A mixture of primary and its
nearest secondary color existing on the color wheel will result in new tertiary colors. Here the
tertiary colors will act as the grandchildren color in the family.
Step 4: Mix your three secondary colors.
Apply three clean bowls in mixing the selected colors. It is vital to make the artificial color
which is used because only a few dyes will be needed to achieve the color. Take a yellow color
and mix with red to obtain an orange color. Take a red color and mix with blue to create purple
color. Combine a blue color with a yellow color to make green. Create your tertiary colors. After
making the secondary colors, mix the tertiary colors in a clean bowl (Andrulonis, 2012). Mix
yellow with orange color to make yellow-orange color. Combine red with orange to make red-
orange. Combine blue with violet to get red- violet. Combine blue with violet color to make
blue-violet. Take blue and combine with green to get blue-green and finally obtain yellow-green
color through combining yellow with a green color. This will lead to a colorful food coloring that
is more admirable. Artificial coloration should follow the steps to achieve the right coloration.
1B. Identify the main character in your story
The main character refers to individuals who are constantly involved in making different
artificial food coloring to make the food to be more attractive and appealing. The protagonist in
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the food process refers to the individuals who apply who uses the natural food coloring resulting
into a change in food taste and color. The sometimes the food takes the flavor of the natural food
dye used. The story uses third person narration to outline a systematic way of coloring food
using artificial coloring materials. Symbolism is the major story telling devise that has been used
to outline different steps that result in new colors during preparation of food. The story begins by
introduction of the importance of coloring of food. It reaches the middle where a direction on
different steps followed in coloring food. Finally it ends giving an outline on how to blend
different colors to obtain the most impressive color.
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