Me, being me, took the sociological perspective focussing on food as representation: the fluidity of authenticity and representation itself. There’s a lot to be said about food - there’s much more than what meets the palate.
In this essay, I will particularly focus on the manner in which food and drink transcend their physical forms representing nourishment and necessity, and become meaningful symbolic entities which represent cultural values that both challenge and reproduce class divisions. Firstly, it will be established that food and drink maintain cultural value through constructed symbolism. I will then assess the arguments for and against the position that the cultural value of food and drink has an inextricable relationship with class.