It was a matter of concern for socialists and for different reference groups who were interested in results of such research questions. For the perspective of socialists it is often described under certain grounds as the main perspective of sociology (Smelser & Badie, 1994). Eating and meals are very diverse all around the world. Even in a same country’s territory, people have different tastes and preferences according to availability of food resources and many other aspects such as religion, traditions, special area specific recipes etc (Pritchard, 2009).
First interactionism theory, if applied over the underlying scenario, states that the people who live in a same territory have similar tastes with a very little differentiation. A wider similarity is found in such groups which are interacting with each other frequently for a longer duration of time. Secondly the functionalism theory states that if you are an immigrant, you will adapt (and/ or adopt) certain traits including which eating habits are also significantly observed. The people who move to different countries for any purpose are more likely to adapt their style of meals and diets if and only if the eating predilections of the new place are not contradicting with their core preferences such as religious bindings (Smelser & Badie, 1994). For example, when McDonald launched their outlets in India and they offered the same beef burger, they had to face very critical criticism over the issue because Indians are indulged in cow worship. Similarly in Muslim specific regions, the slaughtering is done by following a specific procedure. Without that, they do not eat the meat.
In English and European countries, mostly people do not think a lot while choosing the foods. They are taste and diet conscious and they do not take time to analyze the nature of the food like in many regions, roasted ants, frog