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The Food Timeline history notes--state foods - Flock Food Timeline > Traditional state foods & recipes What is the "state food" of Nevada? That's a difficult question to answer.
Foodways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Flock In social science foodways are the cultural, social and economic practices relating to the production and consumption of food. Foodways often refers to the intersection of food in culture, traditions, and history. Definition Merriam Webster defines Foodways as "the eating habits and culinary practices of a people, region, or historical period"
Ethnobotany (from ethnology, study of culture, and botany, study of plants) is the scientific study of the relationships that exist between peoples and plants. Ethnobotanists aim to document, describe and explain complex relationships between cultures and (uses of) plants, focusing primarily on how plants are used, managed and perceived across human societies. This includes use for food, clothing, currency, ritual, medicine, dye, construction, cosmetics and a lot more. Richard Evans Schultes, called the "father of ethnobotany", explained the discipline in this way: Ethnobotany simply means [...] investigating plants used by primitive societies in various parts of the world.