Friday Buffet

This Marketplace (radio) piece introduces Billy Vasquez, a.k.a. the “99 cent Chef,” a food blogger who makes meals from image by ClintJCL (via Creative Commons)ingredients sourced at 99-cent stores. I enjoyed this exchange on buying spinach there (no idea if it’s canned, frozen or fresh):

Newnam: Do you have to worry about the dates?

Vasquez: Hey, it’s still green. That’s all I care about.

Newnam: Can’t it turn green?

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A British columnist posits that rising food prices are a good thing because it’ll force us to waste less.

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Say it ain’t so: my beloved Red Sox had a variety of health code violations earlier this year, some of which led to food waste.

In one instance, a breaker operating a refrigerator had tripped, leading to a major violation of food being stored at the wrong temperature. All the food in the refrigerator was immediately thrown out

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Staying in the sports world, a running feature in Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column is the “Aggravating/Enjoyable Travel Note of the Week.” Recently, he foreshadowed an instance of pizza waste.

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A nice read: One woman’s reflections (in her newspaper column) on food waste, home cooking and her father.

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