• The cliche is French food is better than ours. The trouble is, it's true

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    What's so wrong with buttery croissants, stinky cheese, and just-picked tomatoes? I am, by nature, suspicious of food cliches. I don't think Grandma's cooking was always better. Certainly, my grandmother's wasn't. She hadn't met a packet she couldn't open and regarded the notion that she should cook from scratch as a calculated insult. Likewise, the good old days were nowhere near as good as now: choice was limited, quality was poor and “abundance” was a word for spelling competitions, not a descriptive term to be applied to food stocks. I have long bridled at the insistence that the food...
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