From “Poor Man’s” Fare to Pricey Delicacies: A Look at 12 Once Affordable Dishes

Food is a fascinating indicator of societal change and cultural evolution. Over time, the status of certain foods significantly shifts, and what was once considered a "poor man's" meal can become a high-end delicacy. This article explores dishes that have made an extraordinary leap from humble beginnings to the top of the gourmet food chain.