L’alimentation en Algérie. Quelles formes de modernité?
New Medit, Vol 13, n. 3, (September 2014), pp. 50-58
This article is a reflection on the food modernity in Algeria. A survey was conducted on a purposive sample of young (454 students), and less young population (50 teachers) in three provinces of western Algeria. Results: modern products are part of everyday life of consumers and snacking is practiced by more than half of respondents (mainly women), although our supply methods remain traditional (markets, grocery shops). If the house remains the privileged place of commensality, fast food (local brands) becomes important and the time spent on food intake is low. The Algerian woman is the most engaged in food modernity. There are 4 classes of consumers: classic (21,3%), modern (37,4%), traditional not rejecting modernity (18,5%) and small consumers (22,8%).
food modernity, tradition food, feeding practices, Algeria.