America’s obsession with specialty, organic foods linked to widening class differences, book argues
Grocery store shelves, restaurant menus and cookbooks are a lot different in 2017 than they were 30 or 40 years ago.
Americans tend to pay a lot more attention to the food we eat and how it’s prepared. We know more about fine wines. Many of us seek out organic fruits and vegetables, and are willing to try exotic foods our parents and grandparents couldn’t even imagine.
But, at the same time, we’ve seen the income inequality gap widen. How has “good food” become conflated with high status?
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