My Guilt-Ridden Love Affair with Fresh Direct

I just got a whole organic chicken for $1.99 a pound and didn’t have to lug it home four blocks from Whole Foods. I have organic, local Honeycrisp apples and I didn’t even have to hike to the CSA pick up. I’ve fallen in love with Fresh Direct, the NY-based grocery delivery service that just launched in Philadelphia. I’m saving time, not spending much more money, and getting to browse the market of my dreams from my iPhone. ...more
You could also spend the time you save contacting Fresh Direct to ask them to do what they can ...more

The Four Rump Roasts of the Apocalypse

It seems every where I turn someone else is talking about food. I once thought myself alone in my singular obsession. I grew up on the fringe of the middle class. I won't say we were poor, because I could always name at least 5-10 families in our small town who had less. Food was never in short supply nor was it in abundance. We ate, we never went hungry. I am the child of a single mother who watched from early on how my mother had to make some very hard choices when it cames to how the food budget was going to go....more