I'm Italian-American, and for us, food = love. If you can't send home everyone with leftovers, you haven't made enough. Wednesday night macaroni is sacred. Our idea of a snack is laying out antipasti. Holiday meals go on for hours and multiple courses, and our Christmas cookies literally cover the entire dining room table. Sharing a meal with each other is at the heart of family life.
How is your ethnicity reflected in the food you eat? What are some of the dishes that define your culture? What is the attitude towards food and eating in your culture?