Comparative Essay

This essay will be evaluating the two different cultural groups, Argentina and Italy, which may affect dietary choices made by the individual within each group.   Although globalisation and industrialisation have had different impacts on Argentina and Italy, they share a common thread. Family traditions and strong social ties are of extreme importance and food plays a central role.
Argentina is officially known as the Argentine Republic and is geographically located in the south-eastern South America. It is the eighth-largest country in the world and second in Latin America. Argentina claims national sovereignty over South Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands and has twenty three provinces. There is an uneven rural development. In the northeast there is subtropical weather, wetlands, humid forests, hot weather whereas in the arid plains and sierras there are dry grasses, shrubs and hardwoods. Wool, grains and refrigerated meats are the main economy of Argentina. As there is no consensus of the definition of an Indian as different governments have different definitions, therefore it is hard to quantify the population exactly (Ferradas, n.d.). Though as viewed in the Country Reports the population of Argentina is 41.09 million (Population of Argentina, 2012).

                        (argentina population, 2012)
   Official territory.
   Claimed territories (Ssolbergj 2011)

The majority of Argentina is Roman Catholic and there are also between 250,000 to 500,000 Jews as they migrated at the end of the 19th Century from Eastern Europe, Middle East and Russia. The majority migrated after WWII. Other more popular New Age and Eastern religions are emerging from the upper classes (Ferradas n.d.). For some, the national culture is a mixture of Spanish and Afro-Argentine traditions and were modernised by Europeans in the beginning of 20th century and for others it is a unmodified nationhood rooted in the Catholic and Spanish heritage (Ferradas n.d.)....