Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cookies in Cultural Anthropology

A friend of mine writes a great blog about exotic sweets. In a recent post, she suggests that a lot can be learned about a culture from its cookies:

"I'd argue for judging a culture by its cookies. Besides being more palatable, cookies are at least as revealing. Even simple things, like size, or variety, or shelf-life can lead to new understandings (or at least new questions) about how people within a group relate to one another."

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