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Individuals discover the connection among meals and the creation of ideology.

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He laments, “Everybody we had anything to do with seemed to cheat us. Our appearance in a shop was a signal for the damaged goods to be brought out immediately. If we bought a lobster, it was full of water” (590). But what’s worse is that the same sort of disorder is occurring in his own home; the boundaries between superior/inferior, inside/outside, street/ home, masculine/feminine, self/other are dissolving in a most uncomfortable (a word to which David often recurs) way: “All our meat turned out to be tough, and there was hardly any crust to our loaves.

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But the social climber aspiring to “poshness” soon learns what—and where—it is acceptable to eat, and fish and chips is not exactly a symbol of status, its availability and ease of consumption—standing at a counter or walking down a street—marking it as fare unfit for a gentleman. 34 Men and Menus “Dining” is no longer à la russe or even à la française, but à l’anglaise, so ostentatiously unbound from class distinctions that neither servants nor plate are now necessary; rather, food is ready-to-eat while perambulating down city streets presumably made clean and safe, thus conflating it with a national identity that purports to be, like such food, readily available, widely accessible, plain, simple, and above all, ordinary.

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