Lorena Villlena Carlo Levi’s memoire Christ Stopped at Eboli Foodways are economic, cultural and social practices that refer to the fabrication and consumption of food. This means that traditions, history and culture in general include food. Food is and has been always a significant part of all societies present today as well as societies in the past. Foodways are important all over the world not only because food is necessary to live and function but also because of the high cultural significance it has. An important factor is how food joins people together for when growing it, selling it, preparing it and most definitely when consuming it.
Food is an essential part of everyday life; it is a necessity at the basic level of human survival. The reality of food is something much more than a morsel meant to fill the human cavity. It is responsible for fostering close bonds and communities in ways that are generally unheard of. The purest form of food’s ability is often seen within the prison system. In both books, Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind the Bars and From the Big House to Your House each recount how cooking and eating food together can help to create unforeseen friendships and comfort during the most unfortunate times through different perspectives.
The theme of cultural values appears over the course of the book What the Moon Saw, by Laura Resau. In the Mixteco village of Yucuyoo, people live simplistic lives deeply rooted in tradition and community. The people who live in Yucuyoo value friendship and the world around them. To begin with, they value friendship and have a strong sense of community. For example, the people in Yucuyoo “all eat from the tortilla” (82).
Both cultures are beautiful, so I try to flaunt them equally. Most of my family is bicultural as well, so we are public and proud to share both of our ethnicities within our bloodline. Who is one of the many ways we show our heritage. My grandma will cook juicy carne asada tacos while my mom grills her homemade, classic burgers. Representing several cultures like this gives us options so we can choose what we want and show it off proudly.
Now we have bread from France, England, America, Asia, Russia, and many more. Also we did other things with it as well, now we have croutons, donuts, biscuits, garlic bread, bread loaves, muffins, cakes, cornbread, and that's only naming a few favorites; we have so many more, bread is a food that connects us all to each other. It has literally been around for as long as humans can remember and has made such a cultural impact on us. According to website DESIblitz “The Naan is one of the most popular flat breads served with South Asian food. In particular, accompanying food from the Northern Area of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and surrounding areas.” (Gopal) Naan bread traveled its way around India and now there's even different kinds of naan bread like: plain, garlic, kulcha, keema, roghani, peshawari, paneer, amritsari, and more.
He mentions, “I’ve since studied the working habits of blue-collar workers and have come to understand how much my mother’s kind of work demands of both body and brain” (Rose 1034). Rose’s mom and uncle both worked blue collar jobs. Instead of going to school, Rose’s mom, Rosie had found her new pursuit, working at a restaurant. She had treated her workplace as her own classroom because she was never able to experience formal education. Rosie had several strategies while working at the restaurant where she had to memorize the orders and how long the dish will take to prepare.
That the mother has never baked bread in Italy–only mixed it in her own house and then taken it out to the village oven–makes all the more valuable her daughter 's understanding of the complicated cooking stove. The same thing is true of the girl who learns to sew in the public school, and more than anything else, perhaps, of the girl who receives the first simple instruction in the care of little children–that skillful care which every tenement-house baby requires if he is to be pulled through his second summer…." ("Document G") In this passage, this young lady was able to use her skills cooking to take care of her family at a public school. To add, she could use those same cooking skills to make a living for her family or start a
I have been influenced by cooking for my entire fifteen years of life. My mom and dad have been cooking for me and my brother for my whole life. I have been able to pick up some techniques. But before I started to cook more I decided that I needed to do a little bit of research on basic cooking and basic cooking methods so that I do not start cooking without any prior knowledge on cooking. I obtained a few techniques from a couple of sources.
She expresses the different spices and how they have different names in English. Towards the end of the brief story, Kothari indicates that she attempts in making “chapati” which is a type of flatbread. She further states that it has taken her six hours and multiple phone calls to her mother to complete the recipe. This story portrays how she is attempting in reconnecting with her parents and Indian culture by attempting in cooking Indian recipes. Throughout the article, the author illustrates her personal stories and utilizes multiple argument appeals to create a strong piece.