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Cultural Food from food to culture. From culture to food
par Antonio Guerci (ed.)
Editeur : Erga edizioni
Collection : Biblioteca di ethnomedicina
527 pages paru en 1999
Langues : Anglais Français Italien
To eat is to classify the natural environment in what can and what cannot be eaten ; and, within what can be eaten, to separate edible from not edible food. This means that we subscribe, ever from childhood, the rules of our culture, adhering to the typical system of living things, reframed however within a cultural landscape. To eat is to take one’s place within a social context full of words, symbols, metaphors, explicit rules and implicit evidences, within a reality strictly built by a specific culture, a specific society, and a specific time.