I went to Atwater market with my friend Céline to buy stuff for my next Culinary Russian Roulette (an impossible recipe from the Fat Duck book) and some other goodies - $70.96
Atwater cheese shop samples
We stopped at Costco, but I didn't buy anything. Costco samples - free Salad, Plein Lune cheese, crackers
In the evening, I went to the latest 2Capricieux night. It's a fun tasting event thrown by a couple of foodies in their own apartment. For 25 bucks and a bottle of wine, you get to nibble on goodies all night and drink wonderful wines chosen by their sommelier friends. It was a huge success. The theme was Japanese food. There was a looooot of good wine, so I drank a little bit of many bottles and came back home a bit tipsy. Crémant de bourgogne Moingeon Crémant de Limoux cuvée Expression Edamame Hugo Grüner Venltlener Miso soup Domaine Guy Allion Sauvignon Touraine Scallops ceviche with lime zest and spicy mayo Léon Beyer Riesling and Pinot Gris Tempura chicken with yummy sauce Gyozas Pinot Noir Bourgogne vieilles vignes Domaine Marcel Deiss Alsace Much needed water Kamikaze rolls La préceptorie de Centernach Zoé Orange shrimp Pressed salmon sushi Tataki beef Clos du bois Sonoma Réserve pinot noir Green tea shortbreads, ready for the oven
From August 24th, 2009 to August 24th 2010, I photographed everything I ate and made notes of the cost.
This included all the food and drink costs for the year.
And yes, I counted booze.
Grand total: $10 295.92
What is this blog about?
This is not a food blog.
Well, it kind of is. But mainly, it’s about the amount of money I use to feed myself, day after day. Why? Because I just don’t know. I (almost) never check prices when I buy food. I love to cook and I can easily feed six guests for less than 30 bucks (wine is extra, people), but I also spend ungodly amounts of money on grocery, then throw away a fifth of it. It has never been so easy to buy good food, but it often comes at a price. And it is even easier to buy cheap, unhealthy junk food that has an undeniable cost on our health. Where does my food budget go? How do the choices I make impact my budget, my health and the health of the planet?