The Cultural Revolution of Eating Out

How America Has Stopped Cooking and Embraced Food Prepared by Others

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In the late 1970s, when I and my then-husband were graduate students, we had a special monthly ritual — we’d go to the local grocery store and buy two bear claws, those sugary almond-topped bakery delights. It felt like the greatest culinary treat in the world. We never went to restaurants nor picked up take-out food because we…