Friday, December 17, 2004

Snack Foods and Tourism

This is just class tourism. As the man said "Everybody hates a tourist, especially one who thinks it's all such a laugh".
Forcefeeding guests retro party snacks is de rigueur this Christmas, with party organisers reporting a surge in demand for fondue sets, cheese and pineapple chunks, sausages on sticks, and, for a dash of sophisticated suburban cool, vol au vents.

"It is quite kitschy and you can theme your whole party," said one party organiser, Helene Martin Gee.
For some of us "cheese and pineapple chunks, sausages on sticks, and ... vol au vents" have always been the party food of choice. Does that make us "cool" even though we are definitely not "suburban"?

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