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Cooking, from Heaven to earth

Food and hospitality are basic ingredients of our daily life as individuals, but they also are sacred sources of collective pride.

In this video, Yves Schemeil discusses the mythological origins of cooking and hospitality across cultures.

As you watch the video, consider:

  • Why do you think so many cultures attribute the origins of food and drink to the gods?
  • What does this tell you about the importance of hospitality as a human practice?

Share your thoughts with your fellow learners in the Comments.

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The Politics and Diplomacy of Cooking and Hospitality

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