For thousands of years humans have developed the style in which we lead our lives. Its ever changing, constantly adapting, sometimes falling backwards as our ideals, feelings, and lifestyles change.
Food is no different.
Since the rise of the first civilizations on the planet we've been adapting and changing the way we view food, cook food, and the social interaction of food.
The dictionary defines Cuisine as:
1. a style or quality of cooking; cookery: Italian cuisine; This restaurant has an excellent cuisine.
2. Archaic. the kitchen or culinary department of a house, hotel, etc.
While in a literal sense this is correct, there is so much more to cuisine. Geography, Terrior, Social Interaction, Religion, and Availability/Trade/Commerce all pay huge rolls in what makes cuisine.
Since the dawn of restaurants we've defined cuisine as what Chefs are making, what's hot and not, and what people are willing to eat. Gone idle by the intervention of interstate commerce, refrigeration, and preservation Cuisine has adapted and changed to fit our day to day needs.
Now on the preverbal twilight of Haute Cuisine, and the rise of the Fast Food Nations we stand at a very frightening time in Cuisines torrid history..
So my question to you is this.
Do you think Cuisine is dying out?
Do you think the ideal of Cuisine being strongly tied to the land, the environment in which we live and obtain our basic animal needs is giving way to something new, something different?
Poll added to the sidebar, Feel free to comment and vote!
Alot of people seem to be voting No to the question, please leave a comment as to why your voting yes or no.