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Recession Writing

Even as consumers grow more and more wary of their expenses, according to Slate the food press avoids writing about affordable eating and cooking: "...happy hedonism still dominates the food media; turn to the food section of your city paper and you'll learn where to spend $120 a pound on jamón ibérico or where to taste a flight of pricy olive oils. When such outlets deign to consider cost, they tend to produce 'frugality stunts': Think of the recent New York Times articles on cooking with 99-cent ingredients." Slate blames advertisers, journalistic notions that people don't want to read about saving, and the new emphasis on buying 'better' but more expensive organics. [Slate]