Even couples planning a wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York City can jump on the local food train. For as little as $72 a person, they can offer guests a “100-mile menu” of food from the caterer’s farm and neighboring fields in upstate New York.Fashions come and fashions go. Less globalization of our food supply is a great thing with many obvious, and even more not-so-evident, benefits. but framing this notion in terms of fashion opens it to charges of elitism. And that is incredibly damaging to something that makes incredible sense for society and, in particular, our little corner of rural New England.
“The highest form of luxury is now growing it yourself or paying other people to grow it for you,” said Corby Kummer, the food columnist and book author. “This has become fashion.”