Monday, October 3, 2011

The $5 Challenge

Slow Foods reports that the $5 challenge has reached the White House. Read about it on the Slow Foods USA blog

Hawthorn students took on a similar shopping challenge in late 2008 and reported about it. Hawthorn students can visit the University Webinar Archives on your student portal for The Frugal Shopping Challenge, a two part webinar that took place on 2/3 and 2/10/09.

New York Times food writer and chef Mark Bittman also asks this question of the moment in his recent oped “Is Junk Food Cheaper?" where he opines that
The alternative to soda is water, and the alternative to junk food is not grass-fed beef and greens from a trendy farmers’ market, but anything other than junk food..
What's your opinion? Is home cooking almost always superior? Can you eat well at $5 a portion? 
Does it depend on what staples you have in your pantry?