In my project, I would like to begin my research from local people and local grocery stores, so local food would be a great point to begin with. As I originated from China, I always think about the relationship between food and cultural identity. Food plays a significant role in shaping our cultural and personal identities. The dishes we eat, the ingredients we favour, and the recipes we cherish are all integral to our sense of self. Our food choices reflect our heritage, traditions, and upbringing, acting as a culinary roadmap to our past.
By exploring the connection between food and the local area, hopefully, I can discover ways of expressing myself and connecting with audiences on a deeper level. (Shoran Jiang)