With the debt crisis and the worldwide recession present, practically all family-food budgets, restaurants and the international culinary world have been affected in more or less degree.
[It’s so difficult to shot a food-color-picture about banking crisis and recession ;-).
I received this food-gift from a friend, perfect targeted for a foodie: a bottle with carrots, peas, red pepper and maize inside, the big surprise comes because I thought it was made here, but no..”Made in China”).
This bottle can represent the different nuances and colors of the recession all over the world…as you guess, I like to try to establish connections among different things…By the way, I’ve added some spoons with semi precious stones to spice the photo up]
Let’s continue – between family, friends and “friends of friends” spread in the world; I haven’t precisely encouraging news about global recession. These first hand news I’ve, (not from internet or newspapers) come from real people in North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia – the entire world – less Africa ( I don’t have some friend or family there yet!).
For example the unemployment in Spain is bigger than 3 millions of persons (the worst in Europe), that is equivalent to my whole country Uruguay without jobs (we’re in Uruguay, 3 millions approx.)
However, lets think positive and with concrete actions. From the point of view of foodies and/or home cooks, I recommend you to read this article of Savory Tv: Top Chefs Offer Money Saving Tips for Home Cooks
I want to sound out the views of my readers on how is their situation and if it’s affecting them (maybe isn’t affecting, much better!)
Is the Recession Affecting Your Culinary/Food Budget?
– Less delivery, more homemade food
– Reducing all the budget not only food
– Affected but food is untouchable
– Avoiding fancy ingredients
– Always ingredients first quality
– Less eating out at restaurants
– Cross fingers I haven’t been affected
– Other: say it in comments!
Please vote on the left & up of your screen and share your comments about this poll!
Note: My poll about food passion as culinary career or for pleasure? has ended with lots of comments! In the next post let’s analyze the interesting results obtained. Stay tuned!