Episode 224: Folklore Of Food

Folklore has long explored food as a core component of life linked to identity aesthetics and community and connecting individuals to larger contexts of history culture and power It recognizes that we gather together to eat define class gender and race by food production preparation and consumption celebrate holidays and religious beliefs with food attach meaning to the most mundane of foods and evoke memories and emotions through our food selections and presentations Today A Taste of the Past host Linda Pelaccio welcomes Dr Lucy Long to the show to elaborate on her books The Food and Folklore Reader as well as Culinary Tourism talking how these topics play into current food studies and much more Click here to visit this podcast episode