Somewhere TV and advertising come into the picture. All those 80's adds of the guy sitting on a mountain top spreading margerine on his ww bread telling you the benefits of margerine while telling you that butter will kill you, those "homey" commercials of Bing Crosby and jello etc etc. I dunno Europe was far behind in cra* food up to about the early 90's . Still isn't as big as in N.America, but is steadily increasing ground.
Time to hum along to ZZ top's "Tv Dinners"......[/quote]
Wasn't that Bill Cosby? ;)
I was thinking about that this morning... how we have come to applaud food substitutes. We even admit they're substitutes. Sugar substitute, fat substitute, etc. We're substituting non-food items for real, good food. :cry:
I wouldn't care so much if it didn't make such a dent in what is available in terms of produce and such. We're getting to the point of more food substitutes than food available, it seems. It's what it feels like anyway.