Exploring the Culinary Landscape in Children’s Literature (79976)

Session Information: Comparative Education
Session Chair: Mohinakhon Khamidova

Sunday, 26 May 2024 13:45
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The relationship between children's literature and food serves as a captivating lens through which to examine cultural, social, and educational dimensions. This research delves into the rich tapestry of narratives where food takes centre stage, influencing young readers' perceptions and understanding of the world. From enchanted banquets in fairy tales to the depiction of diverse cuisines in contemporary stories, this study investigates the symbolic, cultural, and educational roles of food within the realm of children's literature.
By scrutinizing a diverse range of texts, spanning picture books to middle-grade novels, our exploration seeks to uncover patterns and representations of food that contribute to the development of culinary literacy in young minds. Furthermore, we aim to unravel how these literary portrayals shape children's attitudes toward food, nutrition, and cultural diversity.
This interdisciplinary research draws on theories from children's literature studies, cultural studies, and education to illuminate the multifaceted ways in which food functions as a literary device. Our findings not only contribute to the scholarly discourse on children's literature but also hold implications for educators, parents, and policymakers interested in fostering a holistic approach to childhood development.
As we navigate the pages of children's literature, we embark on a sensory journey where words and flavours converge to nourish not only the characters but also the imagination of young readers. Through this exploration, we aim to deepen our understanding of the subtle yet profound impact that literary representations of food can have on shaping the palates and perspectives of the next generation.

Mohinakhon Khamidova, Kimyo International University, Uzbekistan
Gulnoza Odilova, Kimyo International University, Uzbekistan

About the Presenter(s)
Khamidova Mohinakhon - senior teacher of KIUT (Kimyo International University in Tashkent).

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