Nieman Marcus is known as a place to buy luxurious clothing, home items and decor – but what about collard greens?
The internet has exploded with outrage over the company’s decision to sell the beloved southern side for a whopping $66. Apparently, these greens are considered a “gourmet food,” but they are also sold frozen. Yes, millions of dearly departed Southern grandmothers are probably rolling in their graves right now.
Not only is the price tag insulting because of its high mark-up, but because it seems to be making a food popular with poor Southern families (because of its cheap price tag) into a trendy dish made for the upper-class.
“Unless you can’t get greens, and I don’t know anywhere in the U.S. where you can’t get greens anymore, you can get someone to cook them for you for less than $66,” Nathalie Dupree, author of “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking,” told the Washington Post. “Part of what’s so ludicrous is that people who could afford more didn’t have greens on Thanksgiving. Greens were saved for weekdays. My mother-in-law would never serve greens on Thanksgiving or on Sundays.”
Naturally, social media sites have been exploding with people complaining about the product. As of right now, Neiman Marcus is still selling them via their online store. If you feel like shelling out $66 (and an extra $18 for shipping!) for some collard greens, you can do so here. If I were you, I’d just stick to some good old fashioned home cooking.