I tell my 2006 students that many of them wouldn't be able to deal with food in 1906 and starve to death in 1806, because so many Americans have no concept where food comes from, or what real cooking is.
On the other hand, I thought I'd hate Bravo's Top Chef, after season two of Project Runway, but like PR, these people are competing in their chosen profession, and the last couple of weeks I've found very interesting when rerun at midnight.
Food! Glorious food!
When did soup become something served in tall shot glasses?