February 19, 2009

"Food for thought"

"In modern times, there is nothing which more exactly defines social differences than personal taste, whether in food or music or wallpaper or the choice of children’s names. The choices that people make in these areas of life may seem spontaneous and genuine, but, without any apparent pressure or coercion, they usually conform to class lines."
-- Keith Thomas, "To Buy or Not to Buy: The Origins of Good Taste"

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