KOZHIKODE: "No religion, caste, race or any ethnic community can claim any monopoly over a particular food culture. The diverse food delicacies across the world were evolved by exchange of cultures, adaptation and culinary experiments over the years," opined Fabio Parasecoli, a professor at the department nutrition and food studies at New York University. He was delivering the keynote address on 'history of food' seminar organised by the department of history at Calicut University on Tuesday.
"All the food cultures on the globe were evolved through generations and are the common assets of all. It caters to everybody and was developed through the umpteen cultures across the world. Some vested interests are trying to claim some food cultures to pursue their own agenda. Some attempts will be eventually failed," he said. He reminded how attempts to use food as a powerful weapon to sustain particular racial agendas were foiled in America and Europe.
History department head, Dr P. Sivadas presided over. Dr M.P. Mujeeb Rahman and others spoke.