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David Sax

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in Toronto, Canada


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David Sax is freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Saveur, The Grid Toronto and other publications. His first book, Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Sax’s work has also won a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature, as well as the admiration of Jewish mothers everywhere. He lives in Toronto, with his wife and daughter, who looks forward to many cupcakes, or cronuts, or whatever food trend comes next.

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“North Americans had two distinct ways of looking at food trends brought from other cultures: foreign and ethnic. Foreign was refined, upmarket, and expensive. Ethnic was exotic, downmarket, and cheap. French and Japanese were foreign. Chinese, Mexican, and Indian were ethnic. With ethnic, “people start to complain if a meal costs more than $10,”
David Sax, The Tastemakers: Why We're Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue

“The previous day she had been on a conference call with a younger Urban Outfitters marketing team member (the chain now sells more vinyl and turntables than anyone else in America), who asked Braun what the little lines on the records meant. “I had to tell her those are the songs,” she said.”
David Sax, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

“A 2015 research report in the United Kingdom found that the main consumers of vinyl records that year were 18- to 24-year-olds, and research group MusicWatch noted that more than half of vinyl buyers were under 25. Not ageing, retro hipsters. Not crusty old dudes.”
David Sax, The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

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