“In praise of the shared meal”

Aus dem Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association:

„In the US and the UK most of all, as an integral part of the Industrial Revolution, mechanisation of food systems took command. In general, food became increasingly degraded and cheapened. This is a curious phenomenon. Cheap versions of other products, such as automobiles, clothing and houses, have a place in the US and UK market, but most people when they have the money prefer premium-price versions. Food is the only common commodity where quality is identified in terms of convenience and cheapness.“

(via Michael Pollans Gezwitscher)