Food Culture: 4 Culinary Traditions

Food Culture: 4 Culinary Traditions

Lacey Talaska, Reporter

Japanese food is loved by many people. It reflects a big respect for nature, using natural ingredients, such as rice, fish, and lots of vegetables. The way it is prepared to the way it is served and eaten comes from a historical culture tradition that is passed down through generations. 


A japanese meal can bring people together by socializing, building stronger bonds, and helping society to develop. It is also an important way to thank the gods in rituals. 


Mediterranean food has become popular in many countries. It is used for celebrating rituals, which is an important part of the Spanish culture. 


Mediterranean food uses few ingredients to make flavourful dishes while eliminating  food waste as much as possible. Sharing and eating many small dishes is part of social rituals. Throughout Spain, it is very common for groups of friends and family to go out and in the evenings, have a drink and share small plates of food. 


Mexican food is full of flavor, contrasts, and traditions. Most of the food we eat today is a combination of ancient traditions. The French have also played a part in the Mexican food culture by adding baked goods, like sweet breads. 


Most of the Mexican cuisine is a mix of European, North American, and even Asian influences. 


Food is one of the main parts of Mexican culture. It is essential for every social gathering. 


French food is big for family celebrations. Large meals are prepared to bring everyone together. Food is a central part of the amazing experience when in France. 


Each dish is different from house to house, or depending on the season. The different regions also have an impact on each dish. Dinner is very formal, usually beginning with wine or a cocktail and contains at least four courses. Meals can last for hours. 


There are so many different food cultures and traditions in the world. Are there any specific dishes or traditions your family does?