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Can this old-world culinary sensibility ever be made compatible with a modern, highly mobile society dependent on the automobile and vast mega-markets with immense shopping carts? With all that is microwavable, deep-freezable, shelf stable? By carefully leavening such expediency with local farmers' markets and quality purveyors of fresh food, an acceptable working relationship between two seemingly opposite points of view can be achieved.
The adaptation might offer a fine solution: convenience married to quality. But where compromises must be made, convenience, not quality, should be the first to give way.