Title

Cooking Up Christmas in Kentucky: Older Women's Experience of Holiday Food Preparation

Start Time

15-11-2002 3:00 PM

End Time

15-11-2002 4:15 PM

Abstract

This qualitative study of the experience of older women in Kentucky of preparing the Christmas meal reveals three primary themes: Ritual and Tradition in Preparing the Ideal Christmas Meal, Flexible Adaptation to Cultural and Personal Change, and Living in the Stream of Time: A Matrilineal Progression of Involvement in the Christmas Meal. The Kentucky study is one of three international sites collaborating in studying the experience of holiday meal preparation, including a site in New Zealand looking at the Christmas meal and a site in Thailand examining looking at the Songkran meal (New Year).

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Cooking Up Christmas in Kentucky: Older Women's Experience of Holiday Food Preparation

This qualitative study of the experience of older women in Kentucky of preparing the Christmas meal reveals three primary themes: Ritual and Tradition in Preparing the Ideal Christmas Meal, Flexible Adaptation to Cultural and Personal Change, and Living in the Stream of Time: A Matrilineal Progression of Involvement in the Christmas Meal. The Kentucky study is one of three international sites collaborating in studying the experience of holiday meal preparation, including a site in New Zealand looking at the Christmas meal and a site in Thailand examining looking at the Songkran meal (New Year).