Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly food critic, on food supplanting music as cultural barometer:
In a lot of ways I think food is starting to take the place in culture that rock and roll took 30 years ago, in that eating has become incredibly political. And just as the street has always dictated fashions on music and other things, it’s starting to happen that way in food.
Yet, there are still those who just want to know how to cook a simple steak. And that seems as rock and roll as it gets.