What we eat

Lunch was different, a bit sniffier, bit of salami and odd bits and pieces inside the sangers... we were just a little bit different.Roberto D’Andrea, school boy memories, Melbourne, 1998

The food we eat does more than nourish us. It reveals what we like, believe in and where we’ve come from. Growing up, our school lunchbox can be a source of envy or shame. Later we may take pride in the food traditions of our families.

We now have more cuisines, ingredients, cooking shows and recipe books than ever before. Today it seems most of us know the difference between prosciutto and pancetta, sushi and sashimi.

We are what we eat. Or are we?

What are you having for dinner tonight and does it say anything about your identity?