| experiencing || atmosphere/procedures/rituals ||

07|09|2011 § Leave a comment

 

Preparing and serving a meal involves certain rituals and movements that vary depending on cultural backgrounds.

This chapter will not only look at how food is prepared and served, but also at the social flow/habits that are part of a meal.

If in Japan no shared meal would ever start without saying itadakimasu いただきます(wishing a good meal/saying grace to give thanks), in Portugal it is usual to simply start eating. One would start with the starters (bread, butter, olives, cheese, chouriço) that are often already on the table as one seats.

The subtleties of these procedures/rituals will also help informing the way [Table for 100’s] will take shape, the embedded niches it might have for certain type of dishes, for the sauces, the flowers…

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