Reaching the Promised Land: Home-Style or Restaurant-Style?

Sep 28, 2009 by

 This post was featured in Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday on Dec. 18, 2009.


“This is as good as a restaurant!” a young guest at my table once complimented me on a dinner I made for her.

I took the comment in the spirit it was intended, but what struck me behind the compliment is the acceptance of restaurant fare as the gold standard for good eating.  

It’s a study of contrast in mindsets. It reminds me of the extremes in the unspoken reactions to my French husband:  some seem to think he’s inferior (a lowlife immigrant, a stupid foreigner, speaks with an accent, limited in professional prospects); others, that…

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