are a study or example of a culture of a people through
their dietary habits. A foodway is not only the things people
do and do not eat, but why they eat them or not, not to mention the traditions
and history that help define that culture.
of the Cajun
people involve eating seafood in season and not drinking milk
with seafood. For Hungarians, the use of pork, cabbage and paprika are common symbols of their ethnic foodways. Orthodox
Jews' foodways vary
from that of their less restrictive brethren, but traditionally, Jewish foodways are related to the religion's dietary laws or kashrut kosher
. A foodway may not be something that a person
is aware of practicing, it can be so ingrained in their
habits that it is simply
a way of life.