Traditional food in the perspective of culinary linguistics
Dohra Fitrisia, Robert Sibarani, Mulyadi, Mara Untung Ritonga
Food and language are universal human traits. Both of them can transmit meaning which varies from culture to culture. They play a big role in exploration of culture through food. Food and language as part of a social activity that people construct their life worlds by displaying stances, identities, values, norms and beliefs. Therefore, food functions not merely as a means of human biological survival and language as a tool to transmit information. They can be explored using the pedagogy of Culinary Linguistics which is the study of food in the perspective of language. This paper describes the role of culinary linguistics as the interdisciplinary scienceto discover the local wisdom from cultural traditional food of community.