Sort of the exact opposite to @LizzieMaine, fresh veggies and other things were always available in season, as living in Ohio, stopping by a roadside farmer's "market" would get you many types of fresh foods. Even local meat has always been easily accessible. Some things, lie avocados, were always delicacies, but the nuts and bolts things (corn, tomatoes, peppers, okra, etc) were easily obtained. Root vegetables and squash were plentiful through the winter months. Lobster has always been a delicacy here though. When I was a kid, we had a penny coffee can we'd toss our copper into. Once or twice a year, we would have a penny rolling party and the family would go out for Lobster. I think we can thank FedEx for fresh seafood these days. Until there was an avenue to get it to us from the coasts, we would only get freshwater fish. As for smoking, I'll own up. If it wasn't so bad for my health, I'd still smoke. One of life's great pleasures is having a smoke after a meal. Sent directly from my mind to yours.