Millennials are choosing to spend half their paycheck to shop at local organic markets, or to dine at some of the city’s most haute restaurants rather than spending their meager earnings on, well, just about anything else. The article explores a new socially conscious generation of young foodies who are willing to spend it all for a mind-blowing meal with a side of kale.
From The New York Times
Sometime around 1990 and not too long out of college, I held what memory tells me was my first true dinner party, in a three-bedroom brownstone duplex in Brooklyn, where the rent was approximately $1,200 a month. The menu revolved around a pork loin stuffed with sausage and dried apricots, a recipe that came from “The New Basics,” which along with “The Silver Palate Cookbook,” its predecessor, and the various musings of Laurie E. Colwin would have made up the near entirety of any young aspiring cook’s kitchen library. That evening, we were paying tribute to a friend who had recently begun working as a writer for David Letterman, and in that spirit my roommate and I purchased several bottles of Kendall-Jackson chardonnay for $11 each, feeling very grand about it…Continue reading on The New York Times
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