You Are What You Eat

Apr 2016
"You are what you eat." It's a familiar expression, but do youhave any idea how true it is? Food does a lot more than simply nourish our bodies; it's an essential part of who we are. When we gather together to
produce, prepare, and consume food, we are part of a community. The passing down of food traditions from generation to generation helps form our very identity. One of the best ways to learn about the history of different places and cultures is to eat the local food. How people eat shows us how
they've adapted to the geographical and climatic conditions in their region. The same food may have different names, uses, and methods of preparation in different places, depending on local traditions and needs as well as local geography and agricultural practices. Over the centuries, these differences have given rise to a wide range of traditional regional dishes, recipes, and cooking styles, some of which remain favorites.