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Anthropology in Practice

Culture Bites: The Changing Nature of the Food Truck Industry

Broad St. lunch carts, New York, N.Y. | Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection, LC-DIG-det-4a13502

What do you normally have for lunch? Leftovers? A sandwich? Do you bring it from home or do you buy it from a local eatery? In New York City, a sandwich from a deli (with a pickle and a bag of chips) will cost you about $8.00 to $12.00. A salad starts at about $6.00; [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

Are We Ashamed of Lunch?

Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on May 2, 2011.   Lunch is an often neglected meal of the day: sometimes skipped, many times hastily consumed, lunch is often over before it begins. It feels like an intrusion: we have to stop what we’re doing, pause our stream of thought or [...]

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