Food for Thought: Domestic Themes and Settings

Humans are the only animals who cook and the only primates who share their food. As a consequence, food consumption has evolved to be a significant personal, social and cultural marker informing the lived experience of all people.

Reality TV cooking shows depict food delivery as a thing of love, comfort and reward, but the reality of domestic cooking can be something altogether different. Food can just as easily be used to withhold love as show it; to punish, not comfort; to manipulate, not reward.

To read the full article go to writing.ie, where it was published on 13 August 2019.