Food is more than an essential need for human growth and health. It is a key component of Indian culture, central to our sense of identity. The dynamic relationship between food and multiculturalism shows the fusion of different cultures in today’s shrinking world.
Though India has many diverse religions and cultures, it is unified by its love for food. Varied use of spices are an integral part of food preparation, and are used to enhance the flavor of a dish and create unique flavors and aromas. Cuisine across India has also been influenced by various cultural groups that entered India throughout history, such as the Persians, Mughals, and Europeans.
By observing food preferences, we can gain valuable insights into collective tendencies for multiculturalism. Food can bridge the relationship gap between religion and race. Food plays an important role in society because the integration of ethnic foods is free of economic, social or cultural barriers. Everyone has to eat. Ethnic food reflects the complexity of multicultural experiences; the cuisine offers a glimpse into society that is growing each day.
Multicultural food contributes more to society than simply new varieties of food. It breaks down barriers between people by providing a point of common interest and creates opportunities to mix with people from other cultures in a positive environment.