We have taken a journey through the history of various gourmet foods, exploring their origins, influences, and creators, while also focusing on some simple classics, such as spaghetti and meatballs and crepes. After covering hundreds of years of delicious foods, we have arrived at the modern day. Welcome to the age of acai bowl, sushi burritos, rainbow bagels, and trendy toast. Food has become a synonym of art rather than solely a source of energy. It is a form of expression of sentiment as well as a culmination of history and culture.
We communicate, make connections, and transmit ideas through food, leaving a culinary trail that runs parallel to the evolution of our society. Our history, as well as that of our food, reflects a change from a once confined society with a strict set of social norms, to a very open and relaxed environment. As technology has advanced, so has our food accessibility. Personally, one of my favorite technological advances regarding food has to be Uber Eats. It’s every lazy foodie’s dream because right at your fingertips is an unlimited access to gourmet food. Can you imagine being able to enjoy a delicious, mouthwatering NY Strip Steak at 11:00 pm without even putting a pinky toe out of your comfortable home? You can also enjoy diverse meals with Indian, Italian, Mexican, French and Asian backgrounds. The only downside to Uber Eats is that the luxury of the dining experience is lost. However, this is a small price to pay when compared to the limitless opportunities available for enjoying a food for almost any occasion. For me, as a die hard sushi aficionado, ordering a couple of sushi rolls when I have a night of intense studying ahead of me is not only a guilty pleasure but a necessary reward that would be impossible without Uber Eats.
In our modern society, we take the luxury of food accessibility and being able to choose our diet off preference for granted. Our accessibility to such vast amounts of food signifies just how much this industry has grown and how it has significantly influenced our culture. Gourmet food used to belong solely elite, while the everyday citizen’s diet would be rationed and dictated by the government. As time passed, society restructured itself, and homemade meals became the staple in every household where women ruled the kitchen. Now, we live in a time of food liberty and expression, with an excess in choice and availability. We should all be grateful for globalization’s tremendous effect on reshaping our understanding of food.
To satisfy your every craving, I leave you a list of trendy gourmet spots in Atlanta:
For a piece of Paris right in Georgia visit Bistro Niko.
For some delicate and creative sushi rolls, bowls and burritos visit Boruboru Sushi.
For a traditional southern brunch visit South City Kitchen.
For a prime cut of meat visit American Cut.