Why do certain foods in a society come to be preferred?  Does the nutritional anthropology have to do with any of it?

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The answer to this question could be based on speculation and opinion  as much as it could be on specific analysis of cultural eating habits and patterns.

Historically speaking, food and culture tend to be most related in terms of geography and resources. Think about it. Historically, a given people group ate based on the resources available. Some people groups were migratory because the availability of food was always on the move. Other groups cultivated the land and lived off what it could provide. Likewise, people groups near the ocean were able to eat fish and ocean dwelling plants. Therefore, one suggestion could be that the preferred foods and flavors of a certain society are based...

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