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Coolabah  2011 

Eat, my children, eat

Keywords: food , nourishment , communication , memories , ritual , cultural and healing roles.

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Food has many functions and meanings. It is, indeed, necessary for ournourishment but since human beings are related to one another, food is a symbolic formof communication, too. It can also play other roles. It can be a ritual, it can transmitvalues, norms of conduct and beliefs, it can trigger nostalgic childhood memories or, byrecreating lost worlds, have a healing effect.

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