More people are cooking at home instead of eating out, but they aren’t exactly thrilled about it, according to a recent study. More of us doubted the safety of supermarket food last year compared to how we felt about it four years previous, back in the blissfully innocent days before poisonous peanuts.
In other supermarket news, bargain hunters have taken to bidding on their groceries at auction. Grocery auctions are great places to pick up everything from cereal to spare ribs to foods that have passed the sell-by date, depending on how hungry you are for savings.
Inspired by Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” Stone-Buhr flour has launched FindtheFarmer.com, a website that allows customers to learn about and even get in touch with the very farmer who produced the wheat that went into their bag.
Upscale restaurants nationwide are offering meal deals to fight a decrease in business due to the recession. Hearth, for example, has $5 soups paired with $5 glasses of sherry and a $35 three-course prix fixe, specials that GM Paul Grieco wouldn’t have offered just a year ago.
Fancy restos aren’t the only ones competing for business in a tough economy. Fast-food chains have gone head to head on the most important meal of the day: breakfast.
Morrissey has stayed true to his “Meat Is Murder” philosophy, requesting that no meat products be sold at Webster Hall before, during, or after his performance last week. Even the cleaning staff brought veggie lunches to work that day.