Olive oil -- available in drug stores (because it was used only to treat ear infections). Garlic, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese -- unknown and unavailable. That was England in the years after World War II.
My father believed that it was his right to cook himself a lovely meal even if he was alone, and my mother thought that it was indicative of some visceral weirdness. Seventeen years later, they divorced.
What is it exactly that is so threatening about the concept of in-school food and agriculture education like The Edible Schoolyard? What is it that so peeved Caitlin Flanagan in a now-famous rant in The Atlantic?
Pinning the ills of the state's educational system on school gardens? What's next? Blaming the deep recession on Michelle Obama's White House garden because it takes the president's attention off more weighty problems?