The Influence Of Food Culture

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Culture is a set of values, beliefs, attitudes and practices accepted by members of a group or community, it is learn not inherited. The shared meanings, the process and practice, which is encounter daily. Greenbatt describe culture as “ensemble of beliefs and practices” that function as pervasive technology of control, within a set of limits (Storey). Culture is a whole complex of knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as member of society (Tylor). Cambridge English Dictionary states that culture is, "the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time. Some aspects of human behaviour, such as language, social practices…show more content…
According to Supok (2009), food culture is not just the traditional cuisine or gastronomy, it is entirety of culture including the utensils that used for preparation, the way it is serve and eat, the feeling between the host and guest, costume and then the food itself. Although, "Food culture" can mean many different things, depending on focal point, which can be define through the lenses of sociology, psychology, history, religion or spiritual, myth, tradition and customs, belief system, including aspirational lifestyle etc. Food culture is an amalgamation of all the factors. It is also including production, processing, storage, preparations, it is food practices in accord with both material and non-material aspects of…show more content…
Although, modernity has brought many inevitable factors to influence the course of cultural food practice such as economic, social politics and globalization; yet the old cultural elements strongly determines the food practice of a particular cultural group. However, the trend of modernization is penetrating into local food culture, which is evitable and irresistible due to exposure of new ideologies, media, market, more food choices and climate changes so on, leading to transition in food habits and cultural meaning of food practice but in very slow process because intangible element tend to resist the changes. This is because food culture is strongly integrated with memories, history, and way of preserving their culture heritage and identity, much attached with emotions, e.g. Uyghur refugee from eastern China, living in Turkistan, for them cooking their traditional cuisine is the way of preserve their identity and remind themselves of who they……..in foreign
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