Our received history is limited mostly to positives of whatever nation wrote that history. Akin to believing the public relations of a corporation.
As there is not yet, to my knowledge, a comprehensive objective world history text, I cannot answer yet.
Food and culture are interlinked.
It’s stripped from its roots though, a museum piece, frozen from creativity that grows from the culture that bore it.
It’s more akin to a novelty: “Oh look – I can recite a poem from ancient egypt” – but can you write a new one?
Cracker Barrel is intentionally frozen in time in some ways, but it also has new things. Example: I had a chopped kale + chopped brussell sprout salad on the side. It was unexpectedly sweet. It’s new.
Perfectly “Southern” in style but not a museum piece because the recipe came from the culture they’re also preserving.
There will always be people who “stick with their own”. I don’t understand the need of imposed ghettos.
Oh food + culture *are* extricable – my mother’s an amazing Italian cook and is at a point where she can “cook in Italian” (make new Italian style from anything) without being part of Italian culture or having any.
But it’s possible because she absorbed the ‘style’ of cooking well.
My point is that there’s more than combinations of ingredients. For the cook there’s a ‘sense’ that goes with the style that’s more than a single recipe can capture.
I agree – I actually love history. Romanticizing is too easy though which is why I had to make the wisecrack.
They had community gardens in England in the 1700s — they were very popular. That’s a plus.
informed me that he can use nonce on Roblox and defined it for me. He also told me about sket which he defined as a woman who is in a series of short term relationships. Kids do anything to get around censorship.
Now he came out and said he + his friend swapped to the Canadian Roblox servers. They were all shockingly nice, none of the US rage. Next he’s going to try the British servers. He expects them to be ragy assholes and learn a few new words.