The Fusion Between Culinary and Communication Culture in Traditional Vietnamese Family
Family meal plays a huge role in traditional Vietnamese families. It is not only a moment when people meet their physical needs but also a space to practice and transmit the good cultural values left by their ancestors. This study was conducted to explore the specific expression of the traditional Vietnamese family's cultural and culinary behavior (the tray of rice) to preserve national culture in modern society. The secondary document analysis method is used as a bridge to link the sources together to have scientific and convincing statements and explanations. In addition, we analyzed primary data obtained through observations in ethnographic and sociological fieldwork for accurate and appropriate descriptions. The research results show that the traditional Vietnamese family’s behavior culture at the family meals is a mix of culinary and communication, integrated and profound human values. The characteristics of the culinary culture and communication culture of Vietnam not only show some common ground with other countries in the world but also contain many distinct values of identity.
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