The sharing of food sustains the community and when that is organized then food becomes an art form and the sharing of it takes on all kinds of roles that engage in beauty. They engage in the creation of cuisine, and they raise food sharing to a level of cultural participation that allows people to express themselves. When we think about eating together we also think about telling stories together, remembering the past, remembering those that have passed before. Food runs through society in every possible way that you can think, even into death. So it is a universal and it’s a anniversary element that binds us all together from birth to death.
James C. Wright
former Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens