Inflation Cooking, from the Almanac


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,633 admin

    There are some good suggestions in here; for recipes and for money saving tips.

    I would never have thought to add grapefruit to a black bean soup. Very interesting.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin

    Yeah, I want to try that. I like a little citrus with black beans.

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2022

    Switching from canned beans to dried beans is definitely cheaper. I've been doing this for much of the past year. Now that I have a pressure cooker, it's faster to make beans from scratch. Soak a few hours, then pressure cook about 30 minutes.

    It's interesting to compare older cookbooks and see how the nature of "what is cheap and available" has changed. In WW2, there was a push toward "variety meats", the parts of the animal that were not the usual cuts. But today, it's difficult to find those variety meats, and if you succeed, they'll probably be priced as expensive specialty items.