Food Culture

Food Culture Overview

According to Guy Fieri, “Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture everywhere around the world, people eat together”.
Beyond supplying nutrients to the body, food is a global connector. It brings together people from different cultures, religious and ethnic backgrounds while on a mission to satisfy their taste buds. In many parts of the world, food is an expression of tradition and cultural heritage. It may be used to entertain guests, show gratitude, or preserve culture when recipes are passed down from generation to generation. Food gives a group of people identity. For instance, tamales are associated with Mexicans and pizza with Italians while the Chinese are associated with eating together. The way food ingredients are sourced, combined for preparation and eaten either by hand, cutleries or chop sticks expresses the richness and requirements of different cultures globally.

Civilization and migration are some factors influencing transformational development of food culture. As people move to other regions of the world in search for better life, they either forget about their food cultural identity, or make modifications based on ingredients readily available in the new region. To learn about the food culture in other regions of the world, interested persons can study cook books, visit local markets and street-side vendors or take cooking classes. Tengrain Science provides a range of services like building the capacity of stakeholders across the agricultural value chain, facilitating collaborative research and enabling organizational partnerships aimed at agricultural development. Leave us a message with your enquiries.