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Are all fashion magazines inherently snobby?

Or is it just The Gloss? “There’s a general expectation,” coos Katy McGuinness in yesterterday’s copy of The Gloss, “that ethnic food should be cheap and 777 will not appeal to the coterie that baulks at paying more than a …

Fri, Apr 6, 2012, 15:21

   

Or is it just The Gloss?

“There’s a general expectation,” coos Katy McGuinness in yesterterday’s copy of The Gloss, “that ethnic food should be cheap and 777 will not appeal to the coterie that baulks at paying more than a tenner for a curry, the diners whose need is for stomach-lining rather than palate-awakening. The prices here are on a par with other restaurants that care about the quality and provenance of the ingredients they use, that take pride in getting it right, regardless of their nominal geographic box.”

So, some assumptions:

1. Those who “baulk” at paying more than a tenner for a curry are obviously just after a bit of soakage;

2. Those who are interested in “palate-awakening” rather than soakage have the money to pay for 777;

3. Any restaurant that is cheaper than 777 doesn’t care about the “quality and provenance of the ingredients”, nor about “getting it right”

Is this the snobbiest paragraph that ever met paper, or am I losing it?