Marketplace Money for Friday, October 26, 2012
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This week we've got a feast of food stories. Host Tess Vigeland takes a winding tour of cheap eats in Los Angeles with L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold. Our cheap food pursuit continues with a recipe tester from Cooking Light Magazine who was tasked with creating five dinners for a family of four -- on just a $50 budget. We talk about a pair of books that deal with how we produce and consume food in the U.S. today. Plus, a little Halloween fun. And go virtual grocery shopping through the decades with our simulator.
Posted In: food prices, grocery
Weather, speculation, and the economy all impact food prices. So are you paying more for groceries today than in decades past? Find out with the Marketplace Grocery Shop Simulator.
Posted In: Food
How do you find the best food at the best prices? Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-Prize-winning restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times, leads us to some of the best joints in the city, and offers up some advice.
Posted In: Personal Finance
Listen to advice on where to find accredited credit counselors, where to go to opt out of getting credit card solicitations, and when to introduce your kids to credit.
Author and journalist Tracie McMillan went undercover at a number of places around the country to find out exactly how food gets from the farm to your dinner table. She discusses her experience as a farm laborer.