My dreams of wealth aren't about diamonds or fancy cars. My fantasy is this: I do all my shopping at Whole Foods and I'm never shocked when the cashier tells me the total. As it is, I only occasionally shop at Whole Foods because I'm often shocked by the total, so when I saw a promotion from the chain claiming "For about $99 you can stock a healthier pantry!" I was skeptical — but also curious. Could I purchase everything on their long list of items at my local Whole Foods for under $100? I grabbed my shopping bags and headed to the store to find out.
We've all seen those small "Sell by" dates printed on food products. With the holidays over, and the fridge clearing begun, you may find yourself with a few items supposedly past their prime. But how seriously should you take those expiration dates?
A few years ago I started seeing fresh herbs pop up in the produce section of my local grocer, usually in the $4-$5 price range. Now that summer has gone and my fresh herb supply is gone, I was pleasantly surprised to run across these small herb packets again, but this time for only a dollar!
We don't know what took so long, since Amazon has basically taken over every other area of consumption, but whatever. The fact is that you can now buy wine from Amazon! Starting today, people living in one of 12 select states can get up to six bottles in one order, with a shipping cost of just $9.99.
After a power outage, you know what you need to throw out of your fridge, but what about restocking it? The editors of Saveur give their thoughts on how, if needed, they'd restock their refrigerators from the ground up:
Rotisserie chickens—skewered birds roasted in rotating rows and sold everywhere from grocery stores to member-only club stores—are immensely popular, if you didn't already know. In 2010 six hundred million rotisserie chickens were sold in the U.S. What is the secret to this bird?
It's no secret that the cost of food is on the rise. It wasn't too long ago that I could buy a frozen pound of ground turkey from my local grocer for a buck, but now I'm lucky to find it for less than $3 a pound. Here are 21 items that over the last decade have skyrocketed in price. How many can you guess?
We never plan to waste food, but sometimes it just happens - and it's frustrating and a waste of money! So Kitchn reader Jacqueline Smith developed a weekly checklist system to make it easy for her to remember which food in her fridge was most perishable, so she could eat that first...
From the perspective of cooks, eaters, and grocery shoppers, what would an ideal food label look like? What would be helpful to know about a given packaged food that we can't determine right now from the current labels? Here's what Mark Bittman thinks: