A Story of Autoethnography and Asian Food: Part Two

Elizabeth Farley

In my previous blog post, I wrote about my (sheltered) experience in growing up with(out) Asian foods and how I had not experienced these cuisines until my late teen years. This could have shaped my eating habits to be extremely narrow, however, it did the opposite and encouraged me to continue trying these new dishes.

Ellis et al (2011), discusses cultural experiences and framework as one of the most crucial parts of autoethnographic study. The authors state that “Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno).”

Through my last blog post, it is evident that my personal cultural framework can challenge my study of this topic. Ellis et al also go on to say that “When researchers do autoethnography, they retrospectively and selectively write about epiphanies…

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