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Restaurant research

One day, perhaps in the not too distant future, an enterprising, hedonistic sociology student will propose as a PhD thesis ‘Restaurant guides as sociological phenomena’ and enjoy a very pleasant three years.

So writes Nick Lander, foodie and FT correspondant, beginning an article on the changes in British city pub food quality over the last fifty years. What a lovely idea.


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Oct. 24th, 2004 06:24 am (UTC)
Too bad you're already doing a different dissertation. You'd be the perfect man for the job. So to speak. :P

P.S. I keep forgetting to thank you for loaning me your tape player. I just finished listening to my audiobook the other day - it was awesome. If you don't need it back right away, I'll keep it for one more round of listening pleasure, okay? Thanks!!
Oct. 24th, 2004 07:47 pm (UTC)
It's good to know I have a back-up potential career awaiting me in food literature! I will be the first to admit, however, I am no serious student of sociology. My father and I once had a very embarassing moment walking through a Virginia university. Our paths fell in with a woman, a local. We asked her for directions, which she gave, and then asked us about our visit. We asked her what she taught, she said "Sociology." And then neither my father nor I could think of anything at all to say, to our complete embarassment.

You're very welcome, and welcome to keep the tape player for now. I'm in no hurry to have it back. After all, I couldn't even remember where I'd left it at first!
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