I am not the first one to follow the dance of culture and food. Rather, I am following the footsteps of others, mainly food and cultural anthropologists. In their ethnographic account of the contemporary Russia, entitled “Food and everyday life in the postsocialist world,” Melissa L. Caldwell, Elizabeth C. Dunn and Marion Nestle (2009) highlight the symbolism of food and how it related to the succssses and failures of the communist political system. In “Life is hard: Machismo, danger and the intimacy of power in Nicaragua” (1994), Roger Lancaster highlights the beliefs people associate with certain foods and customs. In “The Cultural politics of food and eating” (2005) James Watson and Melissa Caldwell (eds) present essays that analyze the meaning and politics of food on a local and global level. And thus, the stage has already been set for me: no more time to ponder, no more time to delay. It’s time to dance my dance!
Karo Caran, the Rainbow Poetess, is a poet and a non/fiction writer. Her novel, "Breaking the silence: A story in paintings" focuses on the censorship of art and gay relationships in the postwar, communist Poland. Her poetry-based memoir, "Life in a Footnotes" will be published this summer.
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