Food is inherently geographic. So many of us enjoy the notion of eating locally with the farm to table movement, yet simultaneously relish in globalization that allows for ingredients from far off lands to exist on the shelves of our local grocery store. Food is in many ways a geographical construct, as it provides a sense of place by embodying the use of ingredients and flavors to communities and locales, social interactions, spatial experiences, and place identities. In many ways, food is embedded into the historical, economic, cultural, and political fabrics of society (Atkins and Bowler 2016).

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