Anthropology (of food): what’s this?

As a pilot, the Belgian team chose to highlight the children’s point of view on food in an encyclopedia made by and for children. The idea for this book was born out of a series of workshops on food facilitated by Elodie Razy and Mélanie Vivier with 5 classes (from kindergarten to 5th primary grade) that aimed to introduce the children to the anthropology of food. Indeed, food is often taught at school only through nutritional or agricultural knowledges. Therefore, the anthropology of food workshops hoped to underly the social and cultural dimension of food and to share other ways of thinking, eating, or cooking, while allowing children to take a step back from their own practices. In doing so, we hoped to facilitate living together at school, where what migrants eat -considered inappropriate and/or foreign food- can be positively or negatively stigmatized, which impacts the children.

For more information, don’t hesitate to listen to the Food2Gather podcast (in French):

In this context, the Master’s students in anthropology at the University of Liège edited a video to explain to children what is anthropology, and more specifically, the anthropology of food. We are glad to share it with you today!

Anthropology (of food) what’s this part 1: Vidéos F2G blog – OneDrive (

Anthropology (of food) what’s this part 2: Vidéos F2G blog – OneDrive (

One thought on “Anthropology (of food): what’s this?

  1. Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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