Cultural changes in food.
March 4, 2016 1:01pm CST
When I was a child, there were few varieties of food served at the table. Salads were a must, but for some reason most cooked greens were overcooked. The there was the cazuela, a soup with a big chunk of meat, a potato, squatch and a piece of corn. Legumes were served at least once a week and on Friday my grandmother fried fish as she would not let the maid meddle with it. That was it. Broccoli was unheard of but we ate cauliflower. I did not taste eggplants until I was much older andthen they were placed in salt for some time. The earth has shrunk and ethnic cuisine from all the world is available at reasonable prices. In my country shushi began as a delicacy served in expensive japanese restaurants and now you can buy it at the streets when you come out of the Metro. I just read a post made by @Ladyduck about different types of salt. In my country himalayan salt is still very expensive as it is basmati rice and quinoa. But I am sure that things will change if more people are willing to try it. How is it in your country? Have you noticed changes as food goes? Changes have been quick in the last decades.
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• Manchester, England
4 Mar 16
The variety of food has expanded vastly since I was a child, although not every aspect of it is beneficial. Whenever the visit the supermarket to purchase ready meals for simplicity there are large ranges of Indian, Thai, Italian, Chinese and several other cuisines on the shelves, yet a very limited choice of traditional British meals.
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• United States
4 Mar 16
In my country good clean safe food is quite expensive unfortunately and hopefully this price increase will change by actually supply and demand standards being altered by people thinking how to make themselves well through good food will reign and lower prices and raise quality, again
6 Mar 16
In my country there were hardly any chinese restaurants in the 70s and no sushi ones. Now there is one or two in every neighborhood. As for peruvian food, therehas been a big immigration of peruvians here so the amount of peruvian restaurants has grown too.
5 Mar 16
Thank you for mentioning my name. It is true that I cannot remember we had food coming in from other countries when I was a kid. I can just remember the pineapples, that were very expensive and usually sold around Christmas. Now we almost have no more local food, everything is imported.
6 Mar 16
Food has changed everywhere and has a lot to do with people moving to other countries. I went to Buenos Aire (Argentina) 2 years ago and I ate the most awesome italian cuisine because or the massive italian immigration they recieved at the begining of the XXth century.