By Nancy Royan
Librarian, Wedsworth Memorial Library 

Yummy Status Symbols

Series: Library News | Story 17

August 3, 2023

Symbols have always been used to signal one's status. Status symbols come in all shapes and sizes. Some rate diamonds or diamond tiaras as status symbols. Others desire the luxury cars, multiple homes, art objects, family signet rings, heirloom watches, or other multiple material objects.

But what about food? Did you ever consider food as a status symbol? Here comes that sweet deal from across the seas. The country's must-have accessory came to grace the tables of the very richest aristocrats' social gatherings. The status symbol of the 1700s was a sweet tropical fruit – enter the pineapp...

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