Gourmet Cooking

Archive Report

Culinary Revolution in America

An unprecedented interest in food, cooking and the refinement of the palate has been one of America's cultural surprises of the past decade. The popularity of gourmet cooking and exotic foods is reflected on grocery shelves and restaurant menus from coast to coast. Plain traditional fare, when found at all, is likely to bear a fancy name if the restaurant has any pretensions. Specialty shops and supermarkets are filled with frozen delicacies and imported items. Hundreds of cookbooks, newspaper recipes, television programs and special classes are devoted to improving the standards of cooking in the American home. In the gigantic food industry, the sales emphasis is no longer on nourishment but on the pleasure to be derived from food. All of ...

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