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Food and drink uphold the rhythm of the day, the week and the year

June 3, 2013

Going over my food notes again… some nice quotes:

“Food and eating are deeply embedded in culture. What we eat, the contexts in which we eat, how the food is served, how different dishes are combined, what the social interaction around the food is like, and the values and norms connected to food and eating—all this is rooted in time, space and social context in specific ways, which tend to differ between different times and places.”[1] 

“Food and drink not only function as powerful cultural symbols that create and uphold the rhythm of the day, the week and the year, they are also material and sensual artifacts that affect people’s bodies and feelings and that take part in social communication and create associations with other times and other places.”[2]


[1] p47 Barbro Johansson et al. (2009) Nordic Children’s Foodscapes: Images and Reflections. Food, Culture & Society 12(1)March; pp25-51

[2] p44 Barbro Johansson et al. (2009) Nordic Children’s Foodscapes: Images and Reflections. Food, Culture & Society 12(1)March; pp25-51

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