Whether you are roleplaying or writing a story, at some point you characters are going to be having meals. This might be while camping, traveling in cities, sitting down with a familiar or friends, strangers in another land, royal banquets. Because food is a basic necessity, food and the rituals of eating become a huge part of any society or culture! In this exercise, write out how your culture approaches eating and meals. Some things to consider: - How does the average family approach meals? Who does the cooking? Do they sit down together? Is there any special rules for male vs females eating together? Children? Is there an order or status for seating? Does someone get fed first and then the others eat? - What are the common foods for the average person/family? What would be considered "poor people" food? What are foods considered "rich people" food? - What are the meals like for royalty or ruling class like? Do they have fancy banquets? Multiple courses? - How do this culture treat guests when it comes to meals? - Are there any foods this culture NEVER eats because of personal, religious, or other reasons? - What are the meals themselves like? The sort of spices used? Common drinks or flavors? - Where do people have their meals? At a table? Bar? On the floor with pillows? Hanging from the ceiling? Chasing down a cow in the woods?