I saw an ad today for a new store that features and sells only “Restaurant Quality” foods. My first thought was “What the Hell has happened I missed another paradigm shift” I seem to remember when restaurants advertised, “Just like home cooking!”
Now in my case home cooking consisted at times of a plate full of seemingly sawdust filled huge tough old yellow lima beans or hot mashed hard-boiled eggs with salt and pepper and butter on them, chipped beef in white gravy on toast( the nefarious SOS), plain old gravy over bread or most often a casserole made of hamburger, macaroni and a can of stewed tomatoes mixed together certainly not Ostrich Rarebit with truffles but it was cheap, I was never hungry,( and that still shows) it tasted good to me and back then it didn’t take 2 gallons of gas to cook dinner. If you really want to cut gasoline use you could close all restaurants on Sunday (it’s been done before)…you would definitely get more cutlets per gallon.
I wonder if this “restaurant quality food” is a symptom of one of the other ills that is affecting our society which can be summarized as “I like it , I want it, I need it but I am unwilling to spend any of “my” time working for it.”
On the other hand I understand that the tastes of most people have advanced beyond scrambled eggs with ketchup on them or fried baloney sandwiches.