Monday, July 16, 2007

Eating Habits in Different Cultures

Eating habits can vary from place to place and even from family to family. If you travel, it is good to know some of these differences so you fit and don't look out of place. In Japan, people use chopsticks for many of their meals, but their are rules for using chopsticks as well. First, you should never lick your chopsticks. Next, you should never pass food from chopsticks to someone else's chopsticks because something like this is only done during a funeral. Also, don't leave your chopsticks sticking out of a bowl of rice or similar food item. As you can see, the simple idea of eating with chopsticks is more complex than it first appears. So, please share and eating customs or habits people should know if they visit your culture.

Randall

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it is important know different customs of different cultures, this makes richiest your own person, also share your own customs makes your culture know for other peoples.

Anonymous said...

I think it is important know the eating habits of differen cultures, becouse this habits are parts of these cultures and know a bite of another cultere make as richiest persons.
Also share own habits with other persons makes our culture know for these persons

Anonymous said...

I like this type of articles very much, because they tell us more of the different cultures that are in the world and even we can even compare and learn about them. Great Job

Anonymous said...

I think you did great on choosing this topic. Because like this if someone goes to visit other countries they wont make a mistake and will know what to do. I also think that it is important to learn differnt cultures and habits to compare them with ours to make changes or to learn more about those countries.

PISTILLO
ZAMORANO, HONDURAS

Anonymous said...

It is important for us to know aobout eating habits in different cultures. When we eat we make things that seem good for us, but maybe those things are not good in the country we are.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the idea that we should make a little research about the culture of the countries that we are planning to visit.
The tips about the Japaneese way of eating are great.

Anonymous said...

Eating habits in different cultures are very interesting, but it can be also very difficult. You should be a little adventorous about that idea so you can adjust to the culture. It would also be interesting to share my latin culture with different ones.

Anonymous said...

Reading your article fullfilled me with the idea of the importance of mealing with chopsticks in Japan. I just suggest from my point of view that you should had included what does it exactly meant all those habits.

A. Botto

Anonymous said...

I think eating habits from any culture are a very important thing that most people should at least have an idea about. It would not be a good thing to travel to another country and act as a fool when sharing lunch or dinner with the natives from such cultures. So it is a priority to be informed on how diferent cultures have their eating habits.

Daniel Ayon

Anonymous said...

I think that the eating habits are different in all the countries and it is important for the people that visit that country to know the habits, because if you don't know you can make a mistake.

Juan Pedro Rosero
Zamorano, Honduras.

Anonymous said...

Eating habits in other countries are very interesting, because we need to adapt to their culture.
These article is very useful because it gives us an idea about how to behave in another country that we really do not know their culture.

Edgar Irias

Anonymous said...

That is the interesting thing about traveling and knowing new cultures because you can find new food, religion things etc. The good thing about trying new ways of eating or new food is that you can go change your usual way of eating or of using other things to eat.
Juan Murillo

Anonymous said...

I think It is important to know the eating habits of other countries because someday we will go to a different country and maybe we will mess things up.

Julio Flores

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the U.S. and pretty much ate dinner at the dining room table every night while growing up. Here is a poll to see where you eat dinner usually: http://www.apopularitycontest.com/display_poll.php?ID=5808

Bruno said...

Well, if you do want to fit and don't look out of place here when having lunch here in Brazil, you must be ready to eat at least twice. So, don't put too much food on your plate for the first go. Brazilian (especially those of Portuguese origin) will probably force you to eat more, and if you don't accept it, they'll believe that you didn't like their food.

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