One of the topics explored in Part 4: Eating is feasting. Feasting is an interesting cross-cultural phenomenon that involves food, social interaction, and celebration. What better time of year than the summer to enjoy a feast? Some feasts are quite elaborate in cuisine and social ritual (such as a wedding, holiday dinners), while others are rather simple but enjoyable (like a backyard BBQ, potluck party). In both cases, the social event involves a special meal – feasting. For this reading reflection, you will participate in (or perhaps organize) an event that includes feasting.
You will select ONE of the learning objectives from chapter 6 to provide an interpretation of your feast
Learning objective: Identify and explain the different types of feasts explored by societies, explore the social dynamics of meals as eating events.