Standard food in general would mean those food items that contains and falls within the standards set out by a government in any country. However, in laymen terms standard food are those foods which are expensive and are unaffordable by all in general. These foods generally are found in Italian cuisines and restaurants. In the 1980’s this caused a major diversion between those who enjoy classy food which have a good taste and those who love fancy food.
The beginning of the diversion.
The difference began with the diversion of tea and coffee. There were people who preferred consuming tea, where as another group preferred consuming gourmet coffee. This coffee is those type of coffee that is brewed using the best type of coffee seeds in a very creative way and carefully timed manner. Therefore, the price of these coffee was as special as the process to make it. Though the people who consume tea were not looked down upon, it was generally those well to do personalities that consumed coffee as not everyone could afford it.
However, with the end of the industrial revolution and the rising of the twenty first century, this diversion too came to an end. People were all treated in the same way and now anyone who prefers to enjoy any standard meal they want may easily go to a restaurant which has a fair price on food and enjoy it. There are also online services now, where you may order any sort of gourmet food online and get them delivered to your door step.
What influences these types of food.
This may generally be a matter of perception. Some food may not be so pricey or worthy. But the difficulty of getting them due to factors such as seasons and difference of places may make them exotic food and thereby, may become famous among people.
Another reason why some food may be high standard is because the price. It is true that we do not estimate people with a price. But the cunning advertisers may use a price to market their food among people and this may bring a diversity among people who can afford them and who cannot afford them. These foods that can be afforded the wealthy people then becomes standard food.
Standard food or high quality food generally always comes with a high price. Not everyone can afford to go to an Italian cuisine in a daily basis for dinner or lunch. This does not mean that it is always the best and you are missing something in life. And one who cannot afford it will not have to worry about it. As long as you eat healthy and have enough to run a life, there is nothing that one needs to worry about.