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Food adaptability

In the research, I endeavored to explore the capacity of food as a vehicle to assist newcomers facing the culture shock and guiding them toward a less stressful acculturation process. Newcomers suffered at the initial phase of adaptation, developed their own strategies then settled down within their comfort zone. The experience in the beginning is important for them to shape their attitude toward it, even affect their future adaptability. After reviewed the auto-ethnography of my one year food journey in London, I realized that I adopted something, adapted something rather than I perceived, and the Taiwanese identity seems deprived from my cooking. Since I attempt to modify food as a vehicle to lead the adaptation strategies toward integration, which generates less stress to new immigrant, I set myself as a researcher and participant-researcher to fuse the new culture symbol into my own culture, this research is a process also is a result catalyzing a personal adaptability.

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