Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Health Sciences
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2022/07
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title Similar or different? Comparing food cultures with regard to traditional and modern eating across ten countries.
Contribution Type Co-Authored Publication
Journal Food Research International
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Elsevier
Volume, Issue, Pages 157
Author and coauthor Gudrun Sproesser, Matthew B.Ruby, Naomi Arbit, Charity S.Akotia, Marle dos Santos Alvarenga, Rachana Bhangaokar, IsatoFurumitsu, Xiaomeng Hu, Sumio Imada, Gülbanu Kaptan, Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, Usha Menon, ClaudeFischler, Paul Rozin, Harald T.Schupp,
and BrittaRennera
Details The present study aimed to investigate what similarities and differences exist with regard to eating traditions and modern eating practices. In this cross-sectional study, we recruited 3722 participants from ten countries – Brazil, China, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, and the USA. We found nine distinct clusters of food cultures. For seven of the ten investigated countries, nation boundaries united food cultures. Ethnic groups within the USA did not form a national food culture cluster. Food cultures varied more in traditional than in modern eating practices.