Nov 26, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Where it pays to make it from scratch

Nov 24, 2009
Is it worth it to make your own butter? Jennifer Reese explores the most cost-effective approach to do-it-yourself food in her frugal-minded blog, The Tipsy Baker. Tess Vigeland paid her a visit and helped her make bagels.
Blogger Jennifer Reese boiling bagels in her kitchen. Reese explores the most cost-effective ways to make your own food in her blog, "The Tipsy Baker"
Tess Vigeland

A well-traveled breakfast

Nov 26, 2009
Marketplace reporter Steve Henn figures his typical family breakfast journeys 6,000 miles to his kitchen table -- a symptom of the growing global food trade. And the fossil-fuel cost of moving commodities across the planet keeps growing too.

Food pantry donations get a little fruity

Nov 26, 2009
Food pantries have seen demand at record highs this year while donations have dwindled. But some help has come from people who, instead of donating money, have provided the fruits of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Winemakers want you, man!

Nov 26, 2009
The recession has cut into wine sales in restaurants, so winemakers are trying to find ways to attract new buyers, including one market the business had previously written off. Ethan Lindsey reports.

Korean barbecue by the truckload

Nov 26, 2009
Ever since Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go put its meals on wheels, lines have been forming wherever its truck is parked in greater Los Angeles. Its most loyal customers follow Twitter updates to find the next stop. Brendan Newnam reports.

China plans to cut its emissions by 2020

Nov 26, 2009
China announced it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 with a pledge to reduce what's called "carbon intensity." Jeremy Hobson explains what the term means and how the rate of emissions is involved.

A push to curb 'vulture fund' profits

Nov 26, 2009
A British High Court ordered Liberia to pay millions of dollars to two offshore investment firms running so-called "vulture funds." Stephen Beard reviews criticism of these funds and why some want to restrict how much they can recoup.

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous