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    Venezuela's Food Culture

    Hi everyone,

    I really need help from someone born or raised in Venezuela in order to answer "a few" questions for a research paper that I need to do.

    I would really appreciate if I get all the questions answered. I tried finding people from Venezuela here in SF, and its no good =[ even in Venezuelan restaurants, there isn't anyone from there.. so please, help meeee~

    questions are below
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    What is your ethnic background?

    Did your family immigrate to the Unites States?

    If yes, how many generations ago?

    Do you have a religious affiliation?

    If yes, what is it?

    - Direct Questions:

    What foods are indicative of your culture? What foods items are needed to make a meal for you?

    How many meals do you eat every day? Do you snack?

    Who usually shares the meals?

    Who prepares the meals?

    Where is food normally consumed?

    How is food normally consumed?

    How do your food habits differ from your family norms? In what significant ways do they differ?

    What are symbolic meanings of food known to your culture?

    Do you have any food ‘taboos’?

    What are the major holidays you and your family celebrate each year?

    What special foods are served for these holidays?

    Do you fast? If yes, when? What, if any, foods are avoided and/why?

    What foods (if any) do you eat to improve strength, endurance, and/or vitality?

    What foods do you avoid to prevent illness or disease?

    What foods do you eat to stay healthy?

    What foods did your mother (or caregiver) feed you when you were sick?

    What foods do you desire now when you are sick?

    What foods do you eat to cure illnesses or disease?

    What (if any) home, popular, or traditional therapies involving food, herbs, and/or vitamins and

    minerals do you utilize?

    Why? Or why not?

    What outside influences impact your consumption of your cultural foods?

    What outside influences impact your beliefs of therapeutic uses of food?

    How has the American culture influenced your cultural habits and traditions?

    How do you feel your cultural habits and traditions have influenced American culture?

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    this post was originally in the ARUBA GENERAL section.

    i moved it to here, OFF TOPIC

    it really does not belong here either.

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    I forwarded this thread to a couple of my friends from Venezuela. I met them in Aruba.

    Hopefully they can help

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    Quote Originally Posted by princess View Post
    I forwarded this thread to a couple of my friends from Venezuela. I met them in Aruba.

    Hopefully they can help
    Thank you so much, I am waiting for their answers!

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