Has the Credit Crunch Affected What You Eat?
It's hard to say how the credit crunch will affect the food world. The decadent prix fixe meals with multiple courses may become a thing of the past, but with more people cooking at home, recipes and high-quality ingredients will remain important. Our friends across the pond are also feeling the recession, and already predicting the future of recession cuisine.
According to the Guardian:
High-quality fresh produce is doing nicely, in some areas. Several online organic meat providers say that orders are well up, possibly because more people are eating at home. Yet organic egg sales were 18% down in September—proof, perhaps, that at nearly £4 [US$6.90] a dozen there is a limit to how far people will go.
As financial writers catalog the complete histories of Goldman, Lehman, and Bear Stearns, some food writers are already working on the Credit Crunch Cookbook.
Which food splurges are you willing to give up, and which will you hold onto?