I also think about this: years ago, and I can't find the source anymore, I read an interesting article about the qualities different socioeconomic classes in America look for in food. There are apparently big differences.
According to my long-forgotten source, the primary concern among the lower class is the quantity of food. They want to make sure that there is enough. Enough for themselves and enough to feed their family. If you go to their house for dinner, they'll ask you if you got enough to eat. I suppose this makes sense.
The middle class will be concerned with how the food tastes. They probably feel secure that they'll have enough to eat, so they want it to taste good. If they make dinner for you, they'll probably ask you how you like the taste. Flavor is important. Sure, I get that. I like my food to taste good. Who doesn't?
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Now you'll think about this sometimes, too. Like the next time you order a pizza.
Some Fancy Restaurants at which I have Dined
- I proposed to my wife at the Valley Green Inn in Philadelphia. Excellent presentation. Try the duck.
- Morton's The Steakhouse in San Francisco. It's a chain, I guess. But a very classy chain. I was under-dressed.
- The Monet Room at the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd was very nice. I was not under-dressed.
- We ate at the California Grill at Disney World once. We did it just to get the good view for the Magic Kingdom fireworks, but they have a Warm Octopus Salad. How fancy is that?
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