food, digitalization, globalization

Food, digitalization and globalization

File
The Editors
27/01/2020

What we eat, how we eat it and what food means to us, has changed profoundly in the era of digitalization and neoliberal globalization. In this file, Diggit Magazine zooms in on the different aspects and consequences of globalization and digitalization on our food and food consumption practices. 

Salmon sushi is not a Japanese invention?!

Article
Wesly Ye
27/01/2020
12 minutes to read

Salmon sushi was not a Japanese, but a Norwegian invention. Before calling it one of their favorite sushi toppings, the Japanese had to have salmon sushi introduced to them by Norwegian businessmen motivated by hard globalization imperatives.

How Instagram affects the way we eat

Article
Lisa Anthony
17/12/2019
9 minutes to read

Avocado toasts, rainbow bagels and crazy milkshakes are all the rage today in the food scene, and Instagram has a large role to play in this. “Instagrammable” food has changed the way we view food, and consume it as well.

cheat day, Buttermore

Stephanie Buttermore's Cheat Day videos

Article
Elina Postova
18/12/2019
10 minutes to read

Stephanie Buttermore and her layered social media personality give us insight into how influencers construct a widely desired body image. Her "Fantasy Cheat Days" make us wonder about the nature of such content and what it reflects.

yoghurt, history of yoghurt, cultural heritage

Yoghurt, whose is it? Yoghurt as cultural exchange

Article
Stella Veranoudi
23/09/2019
10 minutes to read

When one hears yoghurt, they’ll most likely think of Greek yoghurt. However, yoghurt is not originally Greek. More countries, like Turkey and Bulgaria are branding and claiming it as part of their own cultural heritage and history. 

Matcha: Don't let yourself be fooled by superfoods

Article
Federica Morgandi
02/05/2019
9 minutes to read

Superfoods are hot, and so is Matcha, the powdered green tea. Matcha is more than just tea, it is a superfood, an identity emblem and a social media phenomenon. 

So, let's talk about food revolution

Column
Thi Phuong Anh Nguyen
31/01/2019
7 minutes to read

The truth of saving the world is way simpler than what we used to think. Changing your eating habit is the first step that anyone can take to change the world, and welcome to food revolution.

Mukbang: A ludic way to have a meal

Column
Natalia Wijayanti
01/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Mukbang culture introduces a ludic way to enjoy food. In what way does this new approach to food challenge existing ideas on healthy living?

The Vegan lifestyle: how it went from rare to everywhere

Article
Renske Jacobs
13/12/2019
18 minutes to read

10 years ago, being a vegetarian was hard, let alone being a vegan. Nowadays veganism is almost unavoidable in our daily lives. This article tries to explore when veganism became this big and how social media can help or has helped with this.

"How our plates make the world go round"

Deconstructing the 'Kapsalon'

Article
Anastasia Goana
01/09/2016
5 minutes to read

In this article, Anastasia Goana Go Ying Ying deconstructs the 'kapsalon shoarma'. She argues that the kapsalon can be read as an index of superdiversity.