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Food is central to our existence, providing a vital source of nutrition and energy.

It is also about much more than simply sustenance, since ingredients must be procured and transformed through chopping, peeling, mashing, soaking or cooking before they are eaten. Food both unites and defines us, often central to community understandings of what is distinctive of their own culture and identity.

Our collections reflect the different ways people from all over the world prepare, serve and think about food, and the important role played by food in both everyday eating and ceremonial feasting.

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