Sweet, Savory and Sustainable: A New Era of Snacking


Throughout human history, the moments in the day when friends and family members gathered around a table for meals held significant cultural importance. In the Jewish faith, the Shabbat was a moment of rest and reflection that was marked with three festive meals. The famous Norman Rockwell painting “Freedom from Want” is a classic slice of Americana, which shows a family gathered around the table, eagerly awaiting their Thanksgiving dinner. Food traditions were born out of the idea of sitting and sharing meals, like the Cantonese food tradition of dim sum, which saw its origin as a reprieve for weary Silk Road merchants and travelers. Translated into English, dim sum simply means “touch the heart.”

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