Sharing snacks is an important part of many cultures, say anthropologists. Tapas, dim sum and meze have caught on around the world. Photo: Getty Images
Sharing snacks is an important part of many cultures, say anthropologists. Tapas, dim sum and meze have caught on around the world. Photo: Getty Images

How sharing snacks, from tapas to dim sum and meze, feeds a primal need in us all

  • The culture of sharing food or snacks from the same plate points to a primal need in us all, say anthropologists
  • We trace the long history of sharing snacks from around the world, from the Middle East to Spain, Italy and China

Sharing snacks is an important part of many cultures, say anthropologists. Tapas, dim sum and meze have caught on around the world. Photo: Getty Images
Sharing snacks is an important part of many cultures, say anthropologists. Tapas, dim sum and meze have caught on around the world. Photo: Getty Images
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