Friday, January 8, 2010
So sad. This is what goes for "American foods" in our local supermarket. Of course, the Mexican aisle is mostly Old El Paso products and the Asian section has lots of soy sauce and instant noodles. So I suppose we're in good company in this reductionist vision of our national cuisine. (Not that I really have anything against Oreos or Pepperidge Farm cookies. Even a marshmallow straight from the campfire is pretty tasty every now and then.) Now if they could just figure out how to stock barbecue, Maine lobsters and blueberries, Southern biscuits, freshly picked corn on the cob, hot from the oven bagels, and a nice Wisconsin cheddar, we'd be in business. For the moment, I'll just pass this aisle and keep on shopping.