From exploring how the newest trends, such as gourmet street food, can save you a buck, to choosing ways to dine well at home and knowing when to splurge wisely, Rebecca taps the experts…
For families that are looking to get more value for their dollar, Josh Applestone, owner and butcher of Fleisher’s Meats in Kingston, N.Y. at times recommends a grass-fed five-pound eye-round or an eight-pound, bone-in Berkshire pork shoulder at $7.99 per pound, as they are far less expensive than other premium cuts. They are also great for leftovers.
James Oseland, editor-in-chief of the Saveur says, “For me, the economic crunch equals, ‘Wow, I’ve got to get cooking at home,’ ” he says, “and experience the great sensory pleasures of cooking at home and eating at home.”
James also says that home chefs should have on hand essential staples that they’ll be able to “transform into all sorts of satisfying dishes.”
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Amanda Kludt, editor of the Web site Eater.com, says that “while Michelin-starred restaurants like Le Bernardin or Jean-Georges aren’t likely to start slashing prices anytime soon, some fine-dining establishments are offering recession specials.”