Food Culture in Botswana: A Need for Documentation

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Kagiso Jacob Sello


The subject of food is not the preserve of nutritionists. It is an important subject of attention in
cultural anthropology because food can be a cultural code of communication apart from the purpose
it serves in ensuring human and animal survival on planet Earth. The way food is prepared is capable
of speaking volumes in each culture just as the manner in which it is served and eaten can pass on
a lot of information. French cuisine is famous among Europeans, but not much is ever heard about
food in many parts of Africa. This paper examines a few lacunae and possible palliative measures in
the subject of food culture in Botswana.

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