the credit crunch

From today’s Guardian, comes an article about organic food and the credit crunch. There have been masses of these in the broadsheets recently, about how eating organic is a middle class thing, and people are going back to eating rubbish now they have no money.

Well, I’m not – I’d rather eat pulses and organic vegetables than cheap, mass produced meat.

And McDonald’s is creating 4,000 jobs to cope with the increasing demand for cheap fast food.

That is so bloody depressing – vile, fat and sugar laden food served in horrible shops (I will not call them restaurants).

In the current climate, it looks like reckless spending to pay £9 for an organic, free range chicken when the cost of everything else, from food basics to heating and water, is going up.

And yet, if people learned how to *use* a chicken, that nine quid could feed them for a few days. Roast it, have it cold in sandwiches or with a baked potato, make a risotto, make a stir fry, make a curry, make a potato bake, boil up the bones for soup or stock – there’s heaps of things you can do.

Why don’t people LEARN HOW TO COOK instead of eating crap?  I despair.

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  1. How McDonalds have the nerve to call their outlets ‘restaurants’ is beyond me. Mind you, a visit to a restaurant is supposed to be an experience and eating at McDonalds is certainly an experience… of sorts.

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