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Old 09-27-2010, 02:16 AM   #1
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In the past 10 years, I've seen a huge change in the way us Americans are viewing food. We've started to move away from processed foods towards locally grown, organic food. We're shopping at nicer stores (Whole Foods, etc.) and craft beer, microdistilleries and California wines are becoming increasingly more popular. Everyone is interested in gourmet food.

When I was a kid, everyone was drinking Bud and Coors and a steak dinner with mash potatoes was the once a week "gourmet" meal. The times they are-a-changin'.

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Old 09-27-2010, 02:34 AM   #2
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Your perspective is very limited. People living the lifestyle that you observe are the minority.

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Old 09-27-2010, 03:01 AM   #3
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Sadly that just isnt the case....

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Old 09-27-2010, 03:05 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure you are turning into a yuppie (or are they called hipsters nowadays?)

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Old 09-27-2010, 03:14 AM   #5
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In the past 10 years, I've seen a huge change in the way us Americans are viewing food. We've started to move away from processed foods towards locally grown, organic food. We're shopping at nicer stores (Whole Foods, etc.) and craft beer, microdistilleries and California wines are becoming increasingly more popular. Everyone is interested in gourmet food.

When I was a kid, everyone was drinking Bud and Coors and a steak dinner with mash potatoes was the once a week "gourmet" meal. The times they are-a-changin'.
If you changed "American" to West Coast in your first sentence, you'd almost be right.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:16 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure you are turning into a yuppie (or are they called hipsters nowadays?)
Sadly most Americans are not eating fresh, locally grown food. However, there are a lot of people that have been eating seasonal, fresh garden grown produce all their lives - before it became hip or whatever. I didn't eat canned veggies until I went off to college... and would bet there are a lot of folks who grew up eating like a "yuppie" too.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:50 AM   #7
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I think most of us that grew up on Ranches and Farms get a good laugh out of the fact that this is "HIP" now. People from the country have been eating this way out of necessity since America was founded. I am not trying to be "HIP" I am trying to eat good food. I think it is only considered "HIP" if you are over paying for said food at Trader Joes, or Whole Foods. Other than that its just how we eat.

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Old 09-27-2010, 04:51 AM   #8
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I walked outside this afternoon briefly and picked from some of my plants. An our later I had homemade caprese salad, and I didn't have to run out to the store for the tomatoes or the basil... it's just something I had fresh on hand lol.

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Old 09-27-2010, 06:17 AM   #9
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Funny, I still find a good Steak & Mashed Potatoes to be gourmet enough.

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Your perspective is very limited. People living the lifestyle that you observe are the minority.
True, but unfortunate in many respects. High calorie diets rich in fat and simple sugars are still overwhelmingly popular despite the fact that we now "know" obesity is a problem.
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