Food and culture are entwined and forever inseparable. They inspire and influence one another in an intricate dance of traditions, policies, folk wisdom, and of course, the dancers, the consumers of culture and food. The dance is incessant and consists of steps: one step forward by the folk wisdom followed by a flip by the government policies, followed by the nod toward traditions. Whether you want to admit this or not, you are an eater and a consumer, so inevitably, you too are on the dance floor. So don’t be shy! Hold my hand and follow the rhythm, the music, the mood. Together, we will explore the subtle and the explicit, the intimate and the public, the historic and the modern ways in which the dance of food and culture takes shape.
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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