Friday, November 5, 2010
Food Rules Friday
Rule #21: "It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.)"
Personally, I can think of exceptions. Pasta. Sushi. I'm sure there are others, but I'm not going to nit-pick him. It seems clear to me that Pollan's trying to convey a message about mass-produced "foods," typically American, that appear everywhere in the world. They keep the same names because they are brand names. Things that are made in big factories receive brand names.