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The Meaning of Food
Spinach and Meat Stew

The Meaning of Food is an exploration of culture through food. What we consume, how we acquire it, who prepares it, who’s at the table, and who eats first is a form of communication that is rich with meaning.

Food & LIFE

Food & LIFE:

Beyond merely nourishing the body, what we eat and with whom we eat can inspire and strengthen the bonds between individuals, communities, and even countries... » view stories

 

Food & FAMILY

Food & FAMILY:

There is no closer relationship than kin, and food plays a large part in defining family roles, rules, and traditions... » view stories

 

Food & CULTURE

Food & CULTURE:

Discover attitudes, practices, and rituals surrounding food — windows into our most basic beliefs about our world and ourselves... » view stories

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