We are starting to regain some normality to the holidays but amid our anticipation, looming headlines about the price of food hit us in the face and pocketbook. Regardless of the media source, there is a consistent theme: our Thanksgiving dinner (and future holiday meals) will cost more this year. This new issue of my newsletter looks at why prices are increasing as well as some practical ways we as consumers can respond by controlling how and what we buy for our holiday meals.
This issue also highlights “must do” rules for food safety in the kitchen and explores what is behind the potential limited availability of smaller turkeys. Gathering around the Thanksgiving table with more family and friends this year may be pricey, and may require some creativity, but after nearly two years of a worldwide pandemic, it will be truly priceless.