CULTURE THROUGH FOOD
Introduction to Culture Through Food
Anthropologists have been studying food for two centuries now. What we know about food is that complex, meaningful and deep rituals are wrapped around what people eat, how they prepare food, and who they choose to eat with.
Food shows love, power, prosperity, prowess, social class and understandings of community and belonging. It helps constructs identities and its an important part of the how societies create memories.
Of course, it’s possible to travel the world and only eat a bland ‘international’ diet of pizza, burgers, and so on. But read on to discover how, why and what locals eat, and make sure you get some of this great food on your next trip!