Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Economy Got You Down? Eat Dinner at Home

National Archives.

From hardscrabble Brooklyn to Main Street Vermont, it's hard not to talk about the economy these days. Talk of the Great Depression and widespread financial panic are juxtaposed with images of bread lines, poverty, and homelessness during the 1930s and 1940s. We all hope it will not, cannot get that bad in the country again. Yet, this crisis, like many of the crises America is facing today at home and abroad, gives us a chance to reflect and prioritize. All the stress of the marketplace makes the comforts of home, food, and family all the more important. Eating dinner at home is a personal way to both economize and reconnect to your family and values during a fearful time in the world.

Sweat Equity Put to Use on a Farm in Sight of Wall St. Jim Dwyer, NYT. 10.07.08

Uniting Around Food to Save an Ailing Town. Marian Burros, NYT. 10.07.08

Are Bad Times Healthy? Tara Parker-Pope, NYT 10.06.08

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