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Thank you for participating in the contest! Congratulations to the three winners:

First prize: Eilia Jafar

“A culture so different, a language I knew not,
a table full of food, very different from what I sought
Not sure how to start I kept staring at my plate
When a friendly smile approached me, with the same dish on her plate
Her smile was too contagious, the next moment it was on my face
She showed me how to eat the dish, I ate it with grace
All barriers got broken, I was no more alone
In a land, so far from mine, I found another home.”

 

Second prize: Shana Maria Verghis 

“Food breaks down walls, barriers and boundaries created by war and tribal differences.
The greatest cooks’ arsenal contain the secret weapons of gracious hospitality and the universal language of love infused in their finely wrought and creatively constructed recipes.
Language and race separations are broken down to the commonality of appreciative noises like “oohs!” and the harmless gesture of smacking one’s lips.
No blood is spilt or bodies wounded, except the ingredients that are macerated, grated, sliced, diced, whipped and peeled!
The diplomacy of food is an ancient art, practiced and evolving with much finesse over the centuries. It has bonded clans and blended rival factions. Today the multiculturalism of food is best exemplified in pop culture through international fusion cuisine trends and fads, where seemingly different condiments and cooking styles merge in a profusion of new, fantastic flavours. Some stick, few dissolve, and everytime we get one more reason to pop up a cork and celebrate another new WORLD PARRRRTY!!”

 

Third prize: Jaanu Surendran 

When I was in Morocco, I stayed over at a friend's place in Casablanca. I met her parents and sister, who only spoke Arabic, and so my friend was the translator. There were a lot of gestures and smiles, but we didn't really bond due to the language barrier. At dinner that night, I watched her mom make couscous, a Moroccan specialty. She made it with so much tender devotion that I was touched by the effort she put in for me. We all sat around one huge tagine full of couscous and stew, and ate together with our hands. Being inherently South Indian, that one familiar mannerism of eating with my hand felt rejuvenating. They pushed all the best pieces of meat and salad to my side. There was so much laughter, talk, and love floating around. My friend didn't even have to translate! Food truly blurs every boundary.

 


 

Participants must write an original comment of 150 words or less on the topic: "How do you think food connects individuals and builds mutual understanding between nations?"

 

Entries must be submitted in English, on the SPAN website. Please do not send entries by email or post.

 

The contest ends on January 31, 2017.

 

The best entry will win a copy of Padma Lakshmi's memoir, "Love, Loss, and What We Ate." The second and third prize winners will receive SPAN goodie bags.

 

The contest is open to all Indian citizens residing in India. Employees of the U.S. government and their families are not eligible for participation.

 

Entries will be published on the SPAN website after approval by the moderator. Contest entries will be moderated during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on working days. Entries submitted after business hours, on weekends or holidays will be moderated on the next working day.

 

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Contest Entries

As the great poet George Bernard Shaw puts it “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”, there is no doubt that our food, since ages unknown, has continued to connect diverse people around the globe at a social, ethnic and emotional level. While India imports corn from South Korea, Korea imports chocolates from the America and the America imports coffee from the Africa..so does the cycle goes on…connecting individuals, civilizations,  nations and cultures by means of a common link called food. Food shapes every society, and the culture we are a part of. As the borders of countries become more porous in coming times our diverse food habits will continue to benefit the multicultural societies in a more prosperous manner. Till then Eat Pray love!!

Submitted by Gaurav Pant

 

“ “Food” is very important not only for survival but also it is used to express our feelings. As we think about the different occasion of our life, than we come to know that without food the occasion remains incomplete.
As you remember the family dinner, it was the time when the entire member comes together and shares their whole day routine and come closer with each other and enjoys the dinner. When guests came to your house, without any doubt you will serve the best food which you can serve them and they will remember you and the meeting also, and this will make good impression of yours to the guests. Food had made good impact on the people there are many marriages, meetings, towns and cities are famous because of the food they serve to people.
Lastly, I want to say that we all made food with same ingredients but, the taste and physical appearance is different, by this; we come to realize that we are same but we live our life differently.”

Submitted by Srusti Acharya

 

“India was invaded many times due to its unique food and the mass fortune it used to have.
Invaders falled captivated more to the former and in turn gave it a more variety and hence the process made Indian cuisines more diverse and their relationships more strong.
Food reflects a nation’s, a culture’s, a religion’s and a community’s inherent culture in a very easy capsule termed as ‘taste’ which is far better from a culture’s catalogue.
This quality of it made Britishers mad behind Indian cuisines and the aroma it contained.
In terms of international relations, food emanates soft power and thus smoothes the process of dialogue between countries. Indian cuisines have been very popular around the world, the food diplomacy by our government has been very successful indeed. From Momos, soups and Nihari to Burgers and donuts we have accepted all and build our relations on it.”

Submitted by Pankaj Rawat

 

“The first time the early human discovered the yeast-like substance that caused bread to rise,
It seemed like magic to bring all family to sit together and enjoy,
Food connects us to our past and to our family,
Food connects us to our grand grand mother who we never met,
Food connects us to our friends and to unknown people,
Even though we don't speak the same language and cultural background is different,
Food connects people even though they may be far and alike.

 

No matter the nationality, the one common language humanity has in common is food,
Let us start connecting our food with family and with cultures,
Let us start connecting our food with various people around the world,
Let us start connecting our food with countries to initiate process of becoming a global community,
And take up a task to build the future connecting as human beings.”

Submitted by Ashutush Joshii

 

"Can we imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, Christmas without cake, Ramadan without dates (fruit) or Passover without Matzo? Food isn’t merely sustenance, it’s synonymous with celebration and has a social function of unifying humans. Most Indian women are familiar with the words that the way to a man’s heart goes through his (pleased) stomach. People share food to indicate we care or to simply express that we are there. One of the biggest advantages of globalization is that it has diversified food options across borders and has made it easier for people to “taste” other cultures without the inconvenience of traveling. The global success of American fast food chains like KFC and McDonald’s exemplify this. Feasting plays a pivotal part in human societies and since time unknown humans have relished exotic food. Food’s an important part of cultural diplomacy. I believe the way to a (hu)man’s heart goes through the stomach.”

Submitted by Makhdooma Saadat

 

Oh, for a date with your palate! It doesn’t matter that you are sitting on the ledge of an Alpine resort, or in the corner of a raging French discotheque, or at a special dinner meant for royalty, or simply on a wooden table inside a Punjabi dhaba: the palate is the ideal starting point for finding out a thing or two about hidden truths of the delicacies that delight your dream world. Dosa or dumpling; chilli, chilla or chutney; soup, salad or soufflé, momo or murgh musallam; pizza, payasam or pakora…….. Does it really matter wherefrom or how they came? All that matters is to live in the moment. Sage Charaka wrote 2,600 years ago that food provides vitality. Our moods, imagination, strength, complexion and intellect are all influenced by what we eat. Enjoy. The right kind of food will keep you young, happy and connected with the world.

Submitted by Kumud Mohan

 

“A memory would just have been a blur, unless moments like eating our food on the table helped us to recollect them.
We might belong to different caste, creed, nation, continent.
The only thing that unite us in the end is FOOD. The feeling is same for all without any Discrimination, only with love.”

Submitted by Bajrang Pandey

 

Food is the Religion of Happiness. Same for all, just pure.

Submitted by Ashutosh Pandey

 

Food habits are different in different countries and amongst different community of mankind. Whenever a person of different country shares his or her food they also share their love and peace with mutual understanding. For example tea is served in various ways in various countries and all of us built a mutual understanding over a cup. Cooked food, veg or non veg or uncooked food speaks about the culture of that community. The serving procedure and type of food gives a glimpse of culture of the country and their people and of course the mutual understanding will built between individuals, person to person and country to country           

Submitted by Rekha Goswami

 

What gives solace to middle class public wherever you are or anywhere you are in this world. Besides politics, sports and culture what is it which brings closer in this world? It is the food of a nation and variety and varied taste. Good food of India is taste of India. Or American or Mexican food is called taste of America or say Mexico. Food of a nation is solid and persistent brand ambassador of any nation. Many of the visiting tourist love any nation because they love people and the food cooked or offered by them. American have started loving India because they love their spicy food and way they cook them and the way they offer them.

Submitted by Ashish K. Pathak

 

“There are only two things in this world which stimulate all the five senses: love and food. And if these two are together, it probably is the best thing to happen. No wonder families, friends, festivals and functions all revolve around food. The little prayer at the beginning of a meal, the whistle of the pressure cooker, the aroma of spices dissolving in the air, the dining table conversations, they all bring individuals together and foster the strength of bonds. Food has the unique quality to travel and make a completely new country its home. While ‘La Tomatina’ is a big festival in Spain, the tomato has adapted to India in many ‘curries’ and ‘chutneys’. Chicken Tikka Masala is now the national dish of Great Britain, a country that once colonized India. It is this sheer influence of food that it is considered a ‘Soft Power’.”

Submitted by Mahvish Rahman

 

“Food does more than simply keeping us alive. It defines our culture and can also break down barriers between people with different backgrounds.

When we gather together to prepare something we not only meet just to eat, but also to talk, discuss and connect to one another. We also share one another’s culture and traditions.

Thus, we can gain new skills and in turn also teach others.”        

Submitted by Arisha Usmani

 

No doubt, “First we eat then we do eveything else” M.F.K.Fisher. Food connects individuals and builds mutual understanding between nations. Food communication plays huge role in connecting the people throughout the world. In the globalization markets are expanding and food markets are first to become globally integrated, linking distictive culture of the world. Expanding markets of foods every individual connects other nationals foods. In this case individuals from the various nations develop sense of mutual understanding for instance the period of fast food (domin's pizza ,Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, Bonchon Chicken) spreading rapidly throughout the world. Spreading of franchise and companies of food in different countties, incorporate the sense of mutual understanding between nations. Like in India we can enjoy the test of  Burger although it is the food of USA but Burger and Pizza eveyone likes it to have. Imperatively, understanding the food of different nations, tells habitat, culture, set of mind of people. Mobility of the people in different coutries their food are essily available. And it expands the markets and the poeple can have their own choice food and it became essy to travel any corner of the globe and reside it. Now the cocept is Global citizen gives sene Global foods. I will conclude quoting “Food is symbolize of love when words are inadequate” Alan D. Wolfelt.

Submitted by Fareed Ahmad

 

Every human needs food survive. Food is a necesssity of life. When someone visits our house, why do we offer food and drinks? Why do request our guests to stay for lunch or evening snack? Or why do we invite our friends and relatives to dinner? All these questions have the element of food in common. But why food? Food and people are connected, they have a bond between them. Like smile, food is understood by all. It doesn't need any language for communication. Food has the ability to connect people of different race, religion, caste and country. In today's time, Indian roti, American burger, Chinese noodles and Japanese sushi are available globally. It's enjoyed by old and young alike in the world. Food and globalization work in a similar manner, they makes us one. Food helps to build mutual understanding between countries as bonds us as humans

Submitted by Manpreet Kaur

 

“Food breaks down walls, barriers and boundaries created by war and tribal differences.
The greatest cooks’ arsenal contain the secret weapons of gracious hospitality and the universal language of love infused in their finely wrought and creatively constructed recipes.
Language and race separations are broken down to the commonality of appreciative noises like “oohs!” and the harmless gesture of smacking one’s lips.
No blood is spilt or bodies wounded, except the ingredients that are macerated, grated, sliced, diced, whipped and peeled!
The diplomacy of food is an ancient art, practiced and evolving with much finesse over the centuries. It has bonded clans and blended rival factions. Today the multiculturalism of food is best exemplified in pop culture through international fusion cuisine trends and fads, where seemingly different condiments and cooking styles merge in a profusion of new, fantastic flavours. Some stick, few dissolve, and everytime we get one more reason to pop up a cork and celebrate another new WORLD PARRRRTY!!”

Submitted by Shana Maria Verghis

 

Food is the only primal thing that lasted in the books of human cravings. It never ceases to amaze me how it mends relationships and brings this joy to us. I personally think food can solve most of the worries in life. It gives us strength, nutrition, to spend time with someone dear to us, to fix fights, to relax ourselves and a great reminder for us to be grateful. Food represents joy, culture, art, effort, emotions and many more.

Submitted by Sunayana

 

The first time he had cooked for me, it was love at first bite and I knew we were meant to be together such was the outburst of flavors. Distance no longer mattered to the hearts that were united in the combined aroma of cuisines and happily ever followed when paneer butter masala met biscuits and gravy. All differences melted away and the match made in heaven was finally united, through a tantalizing palette of sugar and spice and all things nice!

Submitted by Nandini Mazumder

 

“Culture & food are linked on levels we don’t always comprehend. Food shapes every society. People migrate around the world adapting to new cultures while maintaining traditional eating habits. Understanding the origin behind the food habits of different cultures can benefit multicultural societies as the global community continues to grow .Food a means of cross cultural communication transcends all boundaries and reminds us that even in diversity and variety we have so much in common. It brings people together, and encourages conversation. It connects us to unknown people, to the mysterious lands never visited and helps to understand other cultures and bring some diversity by embracing other traditional and tropical dishes. There is no greater medium than food to unite people of physical, cultural or dietary differences--just about everyone will put aside their differences to come together and eat.
Such is the power of the tongue!"

Submitted by Preeti Patel

 

Delicious food added with pinch of affection serves the best and wins the hearts. It is as pure as mother's milk and can even win over religions, breeds, castes and also nations.

Submitted by Indira Aradhya

 

Food is a bird that traverse through continents making people come alive and together.

Submitted by Prashant Agarwal

 

Hunger knows no bound and nothing seems to satiate an individual to overcome hunger except to have food of any kind, in any situation or in any location. Recipes--good or bad--matter only when someone has been able to get his belly filled with food ingredients. Food habits, consequently, surpasses social stigmas, economic barriers and national boundaries.           

Submitted by Ved Prakash Sharan

 

There is an age old saying ‘if you wish to win your love, it is through stomach’. Today societies, communities, states and nations are getting connected by sharing food and food habits. Traditional food is in harmony with modern food while ethnic food is welcomed by larger communities. North and South food has travelled across boundaries. Dosa, Idli Vada, Uttapam, sambhar-rasam, Saag – makki ki roti and Dahi Paranth, Poha, Dahi choora, Litti chokha, Rogan Zosh and Gustaba are on global menu. Lebanese, Korean, Thai, Afghani, Chinese and Spanish-Italian food is hounded in food bazaars. Indian curry is dominating the London, New York, Moscow and Toronto restaurants, and features in Buckingham Palace, White House, Kremlin and Rashtrapti-Bhawan. Diplomatic conclaves portray ethnic and regional food. Veda says eat, share and move together. Really food has synthesized people, states and nations in heart and soul. Food is a global bonanza.   

Submitted by Dr. Jagdish Sharma

 

The Origin of Food is much earlier than Humans. The history of Food can be traced through many Documents which are only of Recent Origin but still is around 2000 to 3000 years Old like Charakasamhita and Aahardhikaranam. What it signifies is Health and Food are Related from Paediatrics to Geriatrics through the Life style of Eating Habits. Today Food reaches People faster than ever Before with Jet Travel being easier and People Travelling Globally. For example Indian Snacks have traveled to Many Countries in the last 15 Years to make Brand Equity India.There are no meetings, Conferences across globe without Food!! Tasty and Traditional Food connects People in Community Functions, Travel, Hospitality Industries and of Course Ones own kitchen for Lunches and Dinners over a connecting Talk.The Fabric of People interfacing with each other globally is decided by the menu they order together and share! This is amazing isnt it?! Life Revolves around FOOD and FOOD Connects Civilizations and Nations and continents both in Luxury of Eating and in Pangs of Hunger.

Submitted by Dr. Vish Prakash

 

We are foodies and varieties of food that we cannot loose that we tend to taste and exchange of ideas, information and other aspects of culture among nations and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding. ... The intent is to build up influence over the long term for when it is needed by engaging people directly.

Submitted by Marmamita Basu

 

“Food provides an option more valuable than any other to create strongest possible bonds of trust, friendship, enjoyment and happiness between individuals, communities, cultures and nations. Food is a daily requirement that delights us most when it fulfils our finest sense of relish. That’s why it transcends frontiers and political boundaries and helps unite the world.

When we travel to new cities and lands, often our happiest memories are of the cuisines we encounter there. A superb positive feature of food is that even when we come across cuisines we don't enjoy we nevertheless come home and talk about our experiences with good humour and goodwill--not with hatred or bitterness.

Food is by far the easiest force that can make the world a smaller and happier place to live for all human beings.”     

Submitted by Sujoy Gupta

 

By nations, we are many; by the love of food, we are one

Submitted by Mohammed Ameen

 

As the proverb goes ‘way to win a person’s heart is through the stomach, food is a sublime delicacy to be savored & probably the first thing we search for while on vacation or tour. Foodalicious finger licking platter is the common link that connects individuals across nations forging friendship & ties

Submitted by Suchismita Datta

 

“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships...”, I would have said, not looking at Helen of Troy, but at the humble black pepper. It was the love of spices that brought the West and South India closer together 500 hundred years ago. Food indeed brings people together. My first real connection to Italy was a lasagna, before I bought a Fiat. My first brush with America when I was a kid was a cold sip of Coke from the nearest refrigerator which was actually five miles away from my home. If a nation is its people, the way to their heart is through the stomach. And if that is the case, the best Indian nominee for an ambassador to the U.S. is Chicken Tikka. It is indeed fascinating that ‘masala’ represents the melting pot that is India, desi and videshi elements in a delectable fusion. Food brings itself together from the nations as much as it brings the people together.

Submitted by Finny Jacob

 

“A world so light, where sun shines bright
Enjoy with friends, pour heart on plate
I gotta do some work, make some lovely food
For me my heart beats, when I make some healthy eats”

Submitted by Shubham

 

“If there’s one thing that is common to all humanity, it’s food. Sharing food is usually the beginning of last longing friendships–be it schools, work place or vacations. Enjoying common tastes and experimenting with new flavors is an indispensable part of a wholesome food experience.

Food is a reflection of a nation’s culture and societal nuisances. And there is no reason why this shouldn’t be used as a means to develop better relations among nations. The world is in dire need of tolerance for and collaboration with each other and food is a great and fun means to do that.

With growing differences among nations, it is becoming increasingly important for the world to become as one. Food has the power to do that. It goes beyond languages, race, ethnicity or place. If food can bring individuals together, it can certainly bring nations together.”

Submitted by Sanghmitra Singh

 

“A culture so different, a language I knew not,
a table full of food, very different from what I sought
Not sure how to start I kept staring at my plate
When a friendly smile approached me, with the same dish on her plate
Her smile was too contagious, the next moment it was on my face
She showed me how to eat the dish, I ate it with grace
All barriers got broken, I was no more alone
In a land, so far from mine, I found another home.”

Submitted by Eilia Jafar

 

“Wanna win a heart? Wanna earn respect? Wanna be exciting? Wanna be popular?
Just go and get your food served, made with love and get forever loved!”

Submitted by Shubham Siwach

 

I am 68 years old  from a small town of India few years back I never heard  about Pizza, Maggie, Burger, Chomin, hot dog, macro nee , manchurian,  etc etc  but Now since last few years these food items are very popular and served  in important occasions  like  marriages, parties, birth day celebrations  and even in small towns. I came to know  these item are Italy, China, and so on  we are now united  similarly our Indian food items  are liked  and popular out side our country  and some have opened there outlets  like Haldiram, Annapurna,  etc WE are now one family.   

Submitted by Ramesh S Agrawal

 

Street food is healthy, if it's on the way of global democracy  

Submitted by Pijus Ash

 

When I was in Morocco, I stayed over at a friend's place in Casablanca. I met her parents and sister, who only spoke Arabic, and so my friend was the translator. There were a lot of gestures and smiles, but we didn't really bond due to the language barrier. At dinner that night, I watched her mom make couscous, a Moroccan specialty. She made it with so much tender devotion that I was touched by the effort she put in for me. We all sat around one huge tagine full of couscous and stew, and ate together with our hands. Being inherently South Indian, that one familiar mannerism of eating with my hand felt rejuvenating. They pushed all the best pieces of meat and salad to my side. There was so much laughter, talk, and love floating around. My friend didn't even have to translate! Food truly blurs every boundary.

Submitted by Jaanu Surendran

 

Food connects and reconnects for hunger is one of the most essential needs of human beings. If given properly means, naturally it will become a brand internationally and the respective nation also gets its due share of glare. Moreover, food is the identity through which one nation or a set of people identifies and enjoys the culture of other nations and people.

Submitted by N Jagadees Narayan

 

When representatives from nations meet across a table, they are sure to argue but if they gather over a table of good food, they’ll be too busy eating to mind the differences. Likewise, while I may resist your point of view, I simply cannot resist your tempting offer of a crusty pizza, a plate of nachos, cherry blintzes or a hot samosa. Different languages take us apart but different foods bring us together. Taste conquers what tongues cannot. If we dissented less and had more potlucks, life would bring us the finest harvests.  

Submitted by Sujatha Shankar Kumar

 

“Major countries of the world have recognized the importance of cultural exchanges and are endeavoring to promote them. The governments and their related agencies are actively engaged in cultural exchange activities.

Food of different countries promotes both tolerance and diversity. Food has increasingly grown in our globalized world. According to the book “Food: History and Culture in the West,” one of the scholars state that “food has to do with how we live and it is not just an object that we ingest.” Food has become a part of our lives and it helps in bringing people close. food represents “a cultural act.” Every culture is different in the way the different food types are presented. Hence having to eat food of a different culture brings us closer to that culture. For example eating thai food brings us closer to the thai culture. Moreover, food has helped strengthen our cultural ties. Food has brought together the French-speaking nations from around the globe together. People from 20 different countries were present during the Francophone event. This event was solely based on people who spoke the language French.  Hence, food of different cultures has helped to bring 20 different nations together. Different countries have their own national food. Chinese food or Italian food represents their culture. Chinese cooking or Italian cooking have their own ingredients and its own way of spices and herbs and the ways to cook. To day world wide chineese food or Italian food  is a favorite to many and popular. It brings the people nearer and a to-getherness

Ultimately cross-cultural understanding for peace and development will be achieved”

Submitted by Himansu Bikas Goswami

 

Food is the simplest and the subtlest way to keep the world connected. Hunger makes food palatable and toothsome food promotes satisfaction and satiety gives rise to laughter; if the world laughs together it must start from the scratch--the individuals. Let each soul be satiated with food: every nation will remain unconsciously united. In the digital globe, food is one of the things that remain non-digital and yet forceful enough to make one realize the power of unity.     

Submitted by Chaitali Maitra

 

“Indians love the pasta, Italians love our spices,
In Japanese Sushi, Americans find no vices.
Noodles, stew, soup and ribs are delicious,
Though Brazil's Feijoada finds no biases.
Mexican Tacos, Indian Dosa, Canada's Poutine
or be it the Croissant of France
People gel, share their plates and eat their full to the choices
The big world on which we put our stake
Has been brought togather by piece of cake.”

Submitted by Devvart Sharma

 

Food links people across continents to a great extent especially these days when globalization has impact each individual and his living and thoughts most inextricably. Food habits evolved with culture in most societies and the present cultural shift is indicative through the transcendence of food habits among people of different locations. If viewed and promoted in the right perspective it could bring in healthier living styles and strengthen the cultural identity of people thus get identified into a global community sharing common values in mutual benefit resulting in substantially reducing the entropy of communities.

Submitted by Dr. MP Sukumaran Nair

 

Food is a cultural ambassador of the country. The Indian multi spice delicious food has proper combination of nutrients. It attracts the whole world in the bazaar of pizza's and burgers.

Submitted by Dr. Balkrishna D. Damle

 

Last week I have been at Calcutta, the old and modern city of India. I tried to explored different kinds of local foods with indigenous taste. Suddenly I found one old restaurant. "Uncle, what is this?" I asked and tag my right hand to a dish. It was a full dish of Hilsha fish, very tasty Bengali item indeed. He laughed at me, and said "taste it". I waited for sometimes and got two pieces of Hilsha. OMG! It was amazing! That particular Hilsha did not change its taste. I found it similar what I tasted earlier in Bangladesh. Food! Yes, I do respect it and love it. It adds local values and connect people. It helps to match our own dishes whatever we live other countries or own. 

Submitted by Md. Niamot Ali   

 

"How do you think food connects individuals and builds mutual understanding between nations?"

Every individual, irrespective of nationality, religion, language, colour and race craves for delicious cuisines. A man or a woman's heart is won through delicious dishes prepared by an experienced person or a trained professional. Men and women are masterpieces of God and undoubtedly blessed to experiment and cook the best of delicacies to fulfil the appetite of persons and families across the beautiful planet called 'Earth.

Submitted by Norbert Gregory Brown

 

“Food brings people together, it nourishes the body and soul. It acts as a vehicle for social change. I believe food is universal it is an essential commodity to all people of all nations and cultures. Always cook with love, the one ingredient you just cannot leave out.

Over a meal people share a bit of themselves, stories, count their blessings that form a common denomination and when hearts come closer, nations surely will.”  

Submitted by Snigdha Basu

 

Good food happy minds. Happy minds connect people and nations. 

Submitted by Piali Bhattacharya

 

Love, nutrition, taste and good vibrations are beyond boundaries of body and nations yet a touch of creativity conveys this message through emotionally cooked and nicely served food. Hence, food and its taste are the subtle and delicate form of expressing emotions and sentiments connecting the beings through body and nationalities.

Submitted by Kaushal Kant Joshi

 

The family that eats together stays together. Food is thus one significant binder of individuals that connects a family, a society, a nation and nations. It is a global phenomenon. food for thought or food for stomach stimulates our mind and body.

Submitted by Madhurita