You can usually tell where a person is from by just looking at her plate. Food ties us to the geography we originate from. That’s why you have Indian engineers working in technology companies in faraway United States demanding (and getting!) rice, idlis and sambar in their office canteen. It’s also why you will see Indian and Chinese restaurants in unexpected parts of the world where you least expect to find them. Indeed, food follows people!
The staple is the centre
Meals are constructed around staples. A staple is a food that is frequently eaten by people in an area, sometimes at every meal. The staple is the main source of food and nutrition for people.
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