February 26th

Food and Social Class:

In my family culture, we are pretty Americanized and eat a variety of foods. One family food that was passed down on my grandfather’s side of the family for generation is Gumbo. My grandfather is from Louisiana and Gumbo used to be the dish that their family always ate. Gumbo is a West African dish. Foods can be representative of our cultural status in society because culture involves the types of foods we eat. However, foods can be sometimes and sometimes not representative of our social status because anyone can eat anything at any time. In contrast, our eating habits every day can contribute towards social status and identity.

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