research a food that is common to many cultures

you will research a food that is common to many cultures. Topics will be chosen from the approved list below. You will present a history of the food from an anthropological/historical point of view. For a food topic, you will describe traditional uses in the cultures where it is used, including symbolic uses of the food, historical importance, and any restrictions on the use of the food. You will also discuss changing uses of the food in the modern world due to immigration and globalization.

The paper will be 4-5 pages, double-spaced, in length and must include a list of at least 4 referencesin APA format. The references should be publications from the library, Encyclopedias, Journals, books and Magazines/Newspapers. In-paper citations should follow the same approved format (APA).

Paper should include the following information:

  • History of the food (where, when was it first used; how did its use spread; other pertinent anthropological/historical details)
  • Uses of the food in 3 different countries
    • What are indicative dishes: why is this food important in these dishes?
      • How is this food consumed in this country?
      • If a beverage: how is it made or consumed?
    • What is the symbolic importance of this food to the cultures you have chosen?
  • Current usage of the food such as consumption habits (include changes due to immigration/globalization or other, use by immigrants to US)
    • What are current health associations are there with this food? (You can compare this to any changes in its health perception over time, if applicable.)
    • Any changes in farming or production?
    • How is it being consumed differently or is the consumption the same today?