Real Food Can Be Cheaper Than Junk Food - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com
An interesting discussion going on about a subject near to my heart. However, I need to gather my thoughts about some of the comments, that the article is out-of-touch and demeaning to poor people. I know very well that there is poverty in this city of the kind where even a heat source is a luxury, much less pots and pans and easy access to cheap groceries. On the other hand I strongly believe there are people on the edge of poverty who would benefit a lot from learning to cook cheap, healthy, delicious meals with the equipment they have at hand. It doesn't do anyone any good to ignore solutions that are out there.
The outrageous gap between the poor and wealthy in this country is not OK. But it is ridiculous to throw up your hands in despair when anything that could help is offered; I will certainly continue to find ways to eat fabulously with no money.