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Food is about more than simple nourishment. It’s about memories, culture, history, love and friendship, and it can play a big role in helping new communities integrate, writes Emma Kennedy

‘If you break bread with someone, you share a bond with them,” says Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, programme chair of the master’s in gastronomy and food studies at Dublin Institute of Technology. “If you look at the etymology of the word ‘company’, it relates to bread, the idea of sharing bread with someone.”

Mac Con Iomaire is convinced that food can break down barriers. Recently DIT welcomed a new crop of...

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