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We as the US need a food culture. Our country is based on freedom and capitalism, and how ever great this has made us it has left us as a nation with shallow culture and tradition. We evolve and expand our culture for the sake of money, if it’s cheapest and will make money let’s do it and make the whole country love it. In order that our nation fix its health epidemic, in order for us to live healthier, to change and grow we need to find a soul to or food culture, a starting point in which we can build our food culture. The healthiest nations in the world have a long, deep history with its food.
The main issue with is for the US is that culture is based on what is most abundant. In the Mediterranean olives, figs, grapes all started a food culture for them to evolve. In the Asians rice, soy, seaweed and many others for base for theirs. These diets are made of vegetables and starch. This comes from the evolution from hunter gatherer to, farmer all the way into domestication of animals. Plants have always been easiest to find and eat, so this defines the food culture.
As thanksgiving approaches we find ourselves waiting for the big feast. Thinking of the turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, corn, because that has always been our image of the “first” thanksgiving. As I am here studying in the real “Turkey” I find myself having to describe thanksgiving. It may seem an easy task but really what defines our thanksgiving. It’s our harvest celebration, one of our few food culture traditions.
Why is it really important for us to find our traditional foods? For me living in Istanbul for the last 3 months has showed me more than just a different culture. I have seen a heritage, a passion for tradition and bonds that go further than money ever can. I have seen wool made in the same fashion as over a hundred years before, with craftsmanship and heritage that makes people love and buy, and not because of its price or the brand name of it. Here there is a culture that loves what it is, they aren’t afraid of dancing in the streets in traditional dance, even if they look like they are having a seizer. Yes black see dancing is not pretty but they do it and love it. The US on the other hand has grown because of money and profit. McDonalds is successful because it’s cheap, makes money and therefore it’s heavily sold to the public. As a country with no traditional foods, restaurants and not even a heavy family food culture it is hard to tell people to eat things because its “healthy”.
People of most countries eat foods because it’s just what they eat no other reason it’s their culture, and this culture has come from times when peoples goals in life was just to feed their family and usually meant with the cheapest and most abundant foods. Which is the main reason most cultures have starches and veggies as main foods of dinner. Traditional dishes grew from there. As a chef going through culinary school there was huge discussions about what the American food culture is, and never any resolve, not by professors or students or anyone.
we as a country go for what’s cheapest in the spirit of capitalism to make money and profit, and it’s the what makes us us, we need more as people. Only so much can be build on money, culture is what defines us and what makes us one. It shows how we have grown and evolved as a people. Our food culture has not grown, the most important part of our lives, one of the ingredients for life as been neglected and has not grown from the heritage of the native Americans, or the feast of the first thanksgiving. Even the amazing foods that have come across into our melting pot have been changed not for the sake of culture but for making a profit.
So what is the American food culture? America is a melting pot, if we regress to the traditions of the native Americans we find ourselves back at thanksgiving. Many of the most common food sources are found there, wild turkey, waterfowl, bass, and lets not forget the 3 sisters corn, beans and squash(Bradford) . These can be called our base and as it is they do show up profoundly in our food culture. Although these are the only ingrediends they are a good start. From these some dishes earliest have been cornbread, mush (polenta),
1. Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647
By William Bradford, Samuel Eliot Morison
And the even have dogs :) and amazing garden
So for the past 2 days i have traveled with Food anthropologist Tangor Tan. Talk about amazing guy, even before leaving Istanbul on our trip had best food yet, an amazing breakfast called Boruk damn good. It reminded me of a meat stuffed croissant sooooo good! then after a 8 hour drive kick as lunch. and now today have found a restaurant owned by Usta Lufta (Chef) with best view of any restaurant I have ever seen amazing!
Soo I discovered a funny thing today. If u translate Justin bibers name from Turkish to English you get Justin pepper. Lol