Oct 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…

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Looking at the way we eat in America

Oct 26, 2012
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.
Author 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.
Frank Perry/AFP/Getty Images

Letters: Opting out of solicitations, credit cards for teens

Oct 26, 2012
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.
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.
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The argument against locavorism

Oct 26, 2012
Pierre Desrochers, author of "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet," discusses why eating locally produced food at all costs has negative implications.
Pierre Desrochers, author of "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet," discusses why eating locally produced food at all costs has negative implications.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

The economics of ghost hunting

Oct 26, 2012
People are spending real money to experience the paranormal.
The Shanley Hotel in Napanoch, N.Y., claims to be haunted by dozens of ghosts. People are spending real money to experience the paranormal.
Daniel Huebbe

Advice on feeding a family of four with just $50

Oct 26, 2012
It is possible to eat healthy, filling food for a relatively small amount of money. A recipe taster from Cooking Light Magazine tells us how to do it.
It is possible to eat healthy, filling food for a relatively small amount of money. A recipe taster from Cooking Light Magazine tells us how to do it.
Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images

A tour of cheap eats with food critic Jonathan Gold

Oct 26, 2012
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.
How do you find the best food at the best prices? Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-Prize-winning restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times, offers some advice.
Mariscos Jalisco

Interactive: How far will $35 go at the grocery store through the decades?

Oct 26, 2012
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.

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.

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