Welcome to the Food Traditions & Culture forum, the place to discuss culinary lifestyles, food history, diet and nutrition, food mores, etiquette and entertaining – all the aspects that make up our culinary culture and traditions. Here you’ll read about How to Travel with Knives; Best Sandwiches Around the World; Hannukah Traditions and New Twists; If You Were An Expat and more. Food Traditions and Culture is also home to the eG Foodblogs.
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In order to encourage an open exchange of culinary information and views, Society members are expected to act with civility and to maintain a focus on issues pertaining to food and drink. A more detailed explanation of our decorum and topicality guidelines can be found here.
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