Sunday, February 22, 2009

On Ingredients

Use only the best ingredients but by doing so, you subject yourself to higher costs, and potentially unavailable items. Sometimes you need to be creative. While I like living above whole foods, shopping there for spices, especially in large amounts, drives up costs significantly without much benefit to my guests. I am totally fine with high food prices, if I am showcasing an item but not when I can get it in bulk and cheaper. Here, these spices/herbs from SF Herb Co, do come in larger quantities, like by the pound, but they are significantly cheaper. So what happened here? I bought 40 bottles to divide up spices among my friends. The quality is incredible from this place. Friends benefit from handpicked items, and I turn over my spice collection quicker.

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