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A Curious Culinary Interlude

I like to cook, and I’m pretty good at it, but that doesn’t mean I like to read about it, or blog about it. That said, I’m willing to make the odd exception, if there’s good reason. So, yes, this post is about food, consider yourself warned.

There is this phenomenon that people spend less on food during recessions and other periods of economic hardship, and it’s pretty undeniable. The assumption seems to be, however, that people are avoiding what are perceived as expensive foods in lieu of cheaper alternatives – or at least what are perceived as alternatives.

I wonder just how absolutely true that really is, though. Or, more importantly, I wonder just how justified that actually is.
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on October 5th, 2009 | Comments Off on A Curious Culinary Interlude