We Can Learn From Other Food Culture Analysis

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There are countless amounts of influences in everyday life. Whether these influences are big or small, they still influence people. A giant influence growing up was my culture and more specifically the food I grew up eating. In the documentary, and articles it is clear of the effects of food influences on children as they are growing up. Food and culture strongly affect people as they are raised around it. In the articles it is obvious that the people are affected by their cultural backgrounds. In, “What Americans Can Learn From Other Food Cultures” by Amy S. Choi, She focuses on comfort foods and their backgrounds. I believe that “Our comfort foods map who are, where we come from, and what happened to us along the way”(Choi). Growing up with a half Bolivian father some of my comfort foods consist of: Locro(Bolivian soup), Plantains, and eating Ichachados when we visited my grandmother. These foods show where I have been and give a little more information about me than the common Mac N Cheese comfort food. My comfort foods are not common known American dishes, this shows my influences as a child from other cultures and countries. …show more content…

Differences make cultures, and show what each has to offer. In the case of food, “The ingredients, methods of preparation, preservation techniques, and types of food eaten at different meals vary among cultures”(Unknown). In my life I have noticed that each culture has a traditional meal which involves rice, bread, and meat. Not all cultures have this but most do and they all are prepared completely different and looked nothing alike. I have experienced that different countries prepare food differently, Americans fry a lot more food compared to South Americans who grill meat a healthier way. Americans also are more obese than those in South America which could be a direct correlation of the way we prepare our meals on a daily

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