Food & Drink: Universal Culinary Principles

Food & Drink are universal elements of a society. From the simple act of enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning to the extravagant ritual of guests visiting an upscale restaurant; food and drink play a central role in modern life. The ancient world, however, recognized the value of food and drink far beyond their nutritional value. Food and drink were not only an important part of everyday life, but were also considered sacred rituals which resulted in social power and status.

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A recipe, in the truest sense of the term, is an arrangement by which something is cooked in order that it will give its physical form. A drink is essentially a liquid meant for consumption. As well as their primary function of satisfying thirst, beverages play other roles in modern society. Common varieties of drinks include pop, juice, milk, tea and hot chocolate.

Food & Drink for the 21st Century Food and drink can be a part of our everyday lives whether we like it or not. In many homes today, a full meal is usually served before leaving for work. Even without television, many people prepare and enjoy a nice warm meal over the long-weekend or throughout the summer. In this new technological and fast-food age, there is no reason that a healthy diet should be excluded from our lifestyle.