Food is truly a feast to the eye and nourishment for the soul
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Food as Culture
Food may shape events or
celebrations that become cultural norms, or assimilate into another
culture, become intrinsic to it, and then work to shape or drive
agricultural demands and practices. In this context, any meal is more
than a sustenance…but culture.
An indigenized version of the Mexican tamal through the galleon trade under the vice royalty of Spain is the Philippine tamal “tamales”
found in Mexico in the central plains of the Philippines. It is a
steamed delicacy made with a mixture of ground white and brown
(toasted) rice, ground peanuts and coconut milk topped with strips of
chicken, chorizo and slices of hard boiled eggs or red eggs (salted) and
wrapped in banana leaves.