Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Food and Food Practices in the World. It needs to be at least 1250 words. It is not a surprise as well that each nation creates its own cuisine according to its views on what is useful for the human body and what is not. The factor of the accessibility of certain products has the primary meaning as well: for the states that are situated in the desert vegetables will hardly become the principal ingredients of the dishes. So when speaking about food and food practices in a certain region it is important to consider its history, climate, geographical location, cultural and religious views. However, it is possible to have a look at food only to understand all this at once. For my essay, I have decided to choose the countries which are different as much as possible: Vietnam and Germany. The people of these two countries were shaped in almost opposite conditions and have very different but very peculiar perceptions of the world. Asia and Western Europe can hardly be comparable despite an increasing role of globalization just because they perceive the most ordinary things in a very different manner. Looking closer at two culinary traditions of these countries will help to understand the perception of food and life itself in these cultures.
Vietnam is not an isolated country and thus it was subjected to the influence of neighbours as well as visitors. Vietnamese borrowed the tradition of Chinese to eat with chopsticks and adapted to it very quickly. It is probably one of the most interesting and surprising habits of Asians. For Western people eating with chopsticks looks uncomfortable, weird, and funny. For Asian culture, it is important to pay attention to how food is brought to the mouth, and eating with chopsticks allows keeping the bowl really close to one`s mouth which is the symbol of sophistication and neatness. The choice of chopsticks is connected to the belief that knives should be used in food preparation only and for dividing food on the kitchen.