Collective Values

7 Mar

Question: Does the way we eat reflect our collective values?

Yes, the way we eat highly reflects our collective values. This answer can be validated by the North American lifestyle of fast and convenient meals with little or no regard for nutrition. In contrary to the America lifestyle, the Mediterranean diet is made up of a balance across all food groups.  Ingredients are purchased daily through small markets and vendors and the daily preparation of meals is encouraged. Meals become a family affair, an opportunity for all members to sit, chat and savor the feast. Eating is about more than nourishing the body; eating is a social and spiritual activity.   The value given to life in Europe directly conforms to the time spend in food preparation, the time spent in eating and the time together.  Therefore, it forms part of their societies core values.

Michelle

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