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Food Week September 4 – 10, 2023

Welcome to Food Week September 4 – 10, 2023. Inflation is tamed although the public hasn’t caught on yet. This week we learned about bivalveganism, where Jimmy Buffett’s real wealth came from, do it yourself Teppenyaki, the humble bay leaf and agricultural exceptionalism. And we gave up on red delicious apples as, you know food. Enjoy.


  • US net worth jumps in 2nd quarter, driven by home worth. With an under-supply of houses, that means, among other things, homes are expensive


  • Can we just move the red delicious apple to home decor section? Pretty to look at but not worth eating.
  • Kroger Albertson’s consolidation still on track; the companies are promising to sell up to 650 stores to C&S and others. This would include brands such as QFC and Mariano’s but still represent less than 10% of sales.


  • As Brazil’s ambassador to the world, Fogo de Chao is doing just fine.
  • Stoned and drunk and worth billions: most of the Jimmy Buffett estate comes from the Margaritaville restaurant chain.


  • Covid exposed the fragility of our supply chains, Even fundamental things like seeds are at risk.


  • Mostly what I know about bay leaf is that one got stuck in my throat as a little kid. But now I know more.
  • The Gimlet is one of the oldest cocktails, absolutely delicious with fresh lime juice, undrinkable otherwise.
  • Did you know that some vegans eat oysters? It’s called bivalveganism and I am already tired.

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