Most of us have access and have become accustomed to beer, food and wine that our parents and grandparents couldn’t imagine and yet at the same time I’ve noticed that fortunately we don’t get all fussy over it. Why?
I’m a Gen X’er. I recall being maybe fifteen and having to attend a birthday party thrown for my grandaunt by some of her girlfriends. They served things like Swedish meatballs, quiche, cucumber and watercress sandwiches and other dishes that I think of as “their” era (circa 1950-60s). And you could tell by the way they ate and served themselves and others that it wasn’t just about enjoying a meal (i.e. nobody talked about the food except me [I remember the meatballs being good]); the food that they served I think for them helped define their class.
With our generation though, although we can at times make an impression upon others with our “foodiness”, making an impression is never the goal; as I think it was at times with some of the older generation when it came to their choices of food. Do you agree? And if so, what changed?