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Food Culture Research Paper (Avocado)

Food Culture/Cultural Traditions Research Paper  For this project, you will research a food that is common to many cultures OR a cultural tradition featuring symbolic foods. Topics will be chosen from the approved list below. You will present a history of the food or cultural tradition from an anthropological/historical point of view. For a food topic, you will describe traditional uses in the cultures where it is used, including symbolic uses of the food, historical importance, and any restrictions on the use of the food. For a cultural tradition, you will include discussion of associated symbolic food(s) and their meaning in the context of the celebration, and typical preparations. You will also discuss changing uses of the food or cultural tradition in the modern world due to immigration and globalization. The paper will be minimum 4-5 pages, double-spaced, in length and must include a list of at least 4 references in APA format. The references should be publications from the library with working links provided. Websites are not acceptable. In-paper citations should follow the same approved format (APA). Turnitin.com originality score of 10% or less is expected, as you will be allowed to resubmit your paper.   This paper is a research paper and should be written as an objective presentation of the information you have found in researching the topic. Do not include personal opinions or preferences (write in 3rd person only).     Grading Rubric – Food Culture Research Paper Points History of the food or cultural tradition (where, when was it first used or celebrated; how did it spread; other anthropological/historical details) 25 Description of traditional uses in cultures where it is used/celebrated (for a food, at least 3 examples of uses of the food in different cultures: preparation methods, traditional dishes, etc; for a celebration, description of the cultural tradition and special foods associated with it) 20 Symbolic uses and/or restrictions on the use of the food or discussion of symbolic foods associated with a cultural tradition (3 or more examples) and/or health implications (for a food) 10 Current usage or changes in how/where for cultural tradition (include changes due to immigration/globalization or other, use by immigrants to US) 10 References (4 library references with working permalinks) 20 Quality of writing (grammar spelling, topic organization, headings provided, no direct quotes) 15 Total 100