On Slate, Daniel Gross laments the plight of the poor ol' food snob, as gourmands must now face the double blow of skyrocketing prices in addition to the environmental impact of their high-falutin' cravings.
Once you start paying close attention, it's very hard to justify, in any economic climate, the prices of many food-snob essentials: $14.99 for a pound of wild ramps, $43 for a liter of Italian olive oil, etc. And since most food snobs are also good liberals who savor their expensive bounty while lingering over the Sunday Times, the contradiction can be sickening. We're spending obscene amounts on food we don't need at a time when so many others are genuinely struggling to pay for enough basic sustenance to get them through the day.
Are you a food snob? Is there something you won't give up no matter what the price? Have you already given up certain indulgences?
Related: How to spot a food snob [SnobSite.com]
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