THE COMPLEMENTARY BEAUTIES OF CULTURE
Culture is all about how a people from a particular area interact and share ideas, talk, express themselves in terms of attire and also hobbies and economic activity. It is the fabric that unites them, bringing peaceful co-existence. Nothing beats it. With just the right environment, culture can also be a tool that unites people from different walks of life. It has no boundaries or limits. The best thing about it is only curiosity and interest are required to bring it to life. And what brings people together more to embrace the spirit of culture than a nice natural hearty meal, prepared and shared among people of the same culture? Food, especially smoked food, has the uncanny ability to connect. The best smoke meat for cultural celebrations are actually all that is required to set the stage for proper cultural interaction.
Yes, food unites people no matter the place or tradition. The practice of communing to share the fruit of the earth didn’t begin recently. Food is a precious inheritance that has been passed down from century to century through the ages. Every community has a specific cuisine that identifies it and by which other communities can relate to it and be one with it. Indeed there are countless possibilities, boundaries to cross, paths to travel and lessons to learn through sharing food and culture.
The food has to be authentic, natural from the roots. Smoked foods fall into this category. They are foods that are exposed to impressive smoker that is burning, especially wood. This serves to flavor, preserve or cook them. In this way, bacteria is killed and the taste is enhanced if not positively altered. The best smoked foods for cultural celebrations are meat and fish. Though the practice was mostly carried out by ancient humans, there are contemporary people who have actually stuck to this technique and are still using it, considering its health benefits and easy preparation process. All that is required is wood and expertise, and the rest naturally falls into place.
Cultural celebrations are a time of joy and happiness, a time to let loose, sit back and relax or also be a part of the ongoing magic that is brought to life every time people give credit to what binds them together. They are an opportunity to commemorate the uniting factor, the special bond that makes a particular community stand out and be differentiated from others. It doesn’t matter what is the factor is or how it is celebrated, what matters is the positive energy that is generated and spread when people, natives, and revelers alike, commune to celebrate culture and its impact on them.
Like smoked foods, cultural celebrations are not polluted and are authentic from the onset. They are a valuable treasure that is passed on from generation to generation. Cultural celebrations and smoked foods unite people from every hue, color, and race and are healthy and fun. Celebrations reduce tension and stress and are a perfect forum to let loose and enjoy the moment. Most importantly, the two go hand in hand and cannot exist independently from each other. Where there is a cultural celebration, more so in western countries and most indigenous African communities, get smoky flavor and its part and parcel.