The Deliciousness to Cost Ratio

Some foods taste really, really good. Bacon and chocolate do. So does cheese, and ice cream. Most of the tastiest foods are rich in at least one of the big four — sweetness, fattiness, saltiness or umami. Most have at least two — ice cream and chocolate are sweet and fatty, cheese is fatty and umami, […]

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The Scottish Poverty Diet

How to fill out your kilt on $100 a month In this, the fourth edition of my poverty diet series, I would like to prove two things: 1. All countries, not just developing ones, have historical poverty diets. My first three versions of hyper-thrifty eating were from China, India and Mexico. While most Scots may […]

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The Mexican Poverty Diet

A Mexican folk tale tells of a wealthy man who was very proud. One day he was boasting about his riches to a friend. “I have a different spoon for breakfast, lunch and dinner” he crowed. His friend smiled slyly and said: “You think you are rich? I know a man in the city who eats […]

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The Indian Poverty Diet

How to Eat Well on $3.60 a Day Recently I came across this Province article, in which people in Vancouver challenged themselves to eat on only $26 a week ($3.71 a day) to highlight the difficulties of living on welfare. According to the participants, this amount of money is not enough to eat a healthy nutritious […]

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