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We're becoming a nation of food fanatics, signing up for cooking classes, turning into gourmets in the kitchen, and making dining in or out the equivalent of a cultural event. Is America the new France?
The transformation of food from kitchen to cultural phenomenon is evident everywhere. “We are witnessing the Italian Renaissance in food …” says Krishnendu Ray, a food and nutrition expert at New York University. “The world of food today is exactly how the world of literature and painting evolved.” A waiter carries out a dinner at Oleana restaurant in Cambridge, Mass.