Brent Cunningham of the Washington Post opines on food's role in America's culture war, and why fresh and local food isn't just for elitists.
"Ghetto Burgers" aren't elitists, but they're a draw for food fans and honchos like Sean Combs. So why can't Ann Price, owner and maker of every burger sold at Ann's Snack Bar in Atlanta, sell the place? The New York Times talks to Price about the history of her Ghetto Burger ("two big patties of generic ground beef, fried with big pieces of onion and seasoned with something she won't tell you about unless you buy the place. She lightens it up with bacon, a little chili sauce and lettuce and tomato..."), so popular it's been called the best burger in the country. And yet, no one's been willing to buy her joint in the bum real estate market in the 15 months since she listed it.
And yet, as people fall into their gift-buying frenzies, the Wall Street Journal's Bruce Palling shares his favorite gifts for foodies. The cost of some of the suggested gifts, like a weekend for twelve at Nordic food Promised Land Faviken in Sweden, could cover the down payment on Ann's Snack Shack.