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To say the least, those good ol' days are no more.
It is now a rarity for a family to sit down together and enjoy a meal without electronics or technology.

The reality is that how we were raised is quite different than today.
We repeatedly express a collective sigh because we miss it

One could argue that the family meal was a good time for family to talk and have a special time together each and every day, however; today we have one-parent families, we have work schedules, ballet, band, sports, and all the rest that makes sitting down at the dinner table a thing of the past. Not to mention the time it takes to cook and serve a meal.
The evening meal has definitely evolved.
 

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To say the least, those good ol' days are no more.
It is now a rarity for a family to sit down together and enjoy a meal without electronics or technology.

The reality is that how we were raised is quite different than today.
We repeatedly express a collective sigh because we miss it

One could argue that the family meal was a good time for family to talk and have a special time together each and every day, however; today we have one-parent families, we have work schedules, ballet, band, sports, and all the rest that makes sitting down at the dinner table a thing of the past. Not to mention the time it takes to cook and serve a meal.
The evening meal has definitely evolved.
 

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Back to the original topic. Being a Chef makes it hard to go out to dine without being judgmental of the place.
I have dined at many places with mediocre (at best) food, yet the place is busy all the time.

Since food is so subjective, and many people are "food ignorant" that they simply accept what's put down in front of them.

I dined out last night and ordered a Filet with "Oscar topping." Asparagus spears, lump crab meat and Hollandaise sauce.
The filet was cooked perfectly but the crab meat was in the first stage of going bad.

If you've worked with food enough your sense of smell is highly educated to detect those nuances.

I shoveled it aside but told the server.
How many people would have eaten that crab without evening knowing it was bad?
Even breakfast with overcooked eggs and omelettes, under cooked anemic hash browns and burnt toast...the place is packed.
Go figure it out....
 
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