|Comic retrieved from FarLeftSide|
|Retrieved from this site|
|Current Palestinian theme. Photo credit to Conflict Kitchen|
|Different themes over time. Photo credit to Conflict Kitchen|
|Information on take-out box. Photo credit to Conflict Kitchen|
|Food wrapped in information sheet. Retrieved from this site|
|Unwrapped sheet. Retrieved from this site|
In addition to bringing food and culture to the attention of the city, Conflict Kitchen also wraps its food in large, informational sheets about the country. From government, politics, art, poetry, entertainment, and other areas, the unfolded food wrappers educate the food consumers about the country of origin. Conflict Kitchen thus offers food for thought and symbolic consumption as well as physical, material nourishment. For Conflict Kitchen, eating is a mindful act that calls us to consider the political and social implications of our daily consumption habits. There is an increasing trend in communication theory to explore how consumption, branding, and purchasing power has become a form of identity-management. What one buys, owns, and consumes is indicative of one's identity. I hope that more companies do adopt more conscious effort toward the impacts that their services and products have. Although there are concerns about the potential implications of charity-focused groups, I think overall there are steps to be made in shifting capitalist thought towards producing a more aware, global citizenry.