The article deals with the body, identity, memory and subjectivity as social products of food. It presents an unusual dilemma how to think food as a phenomenon of anthropology of everyday life and anthropology of one's own world. It seems that the food is strongly connected to the social life of every individual and importantly defines a human being, his/her mentality and identity through eating. A basic aim is to look at the very structure of symbolic meanings and social effects of food and eating on the concrete and particular subjects. Food determines everyday life; it creates human body, transmits memory, and constitutes mentality and subjectivity. The article consists of analysis and interpretation of the gathered empirical materials, supported by selected theoretical concepts (Deborah Lupton, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Marcel Mauss, Anna Freud, Michel Foucault and others).