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Friendors

To end the week in our usual food-themed way, I want to talk about a piece of advice I was given a long time ago.  I thought it concerned shopping and it turns out it’s important business advice as well.  I’ll admit that it was given to me in a different time, when much of the food didn’t come from a supermarket the size of several airplane hangers.  Shopping involved going to the butcher or the cheese store as well as the larger store where one would get grocery items and the advice was to make friends.  Despite the change in store sizes, it’s still great advice for shopping and business.  Let me explain.

A couple of Butchers at work.

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What Looks Good

Produce Stand

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For today’s Foodie Friday Fun, I want to talk a bit about shopping. I don’t know how you shop for food but I generally don’t go with a list. Oh sure, at my age I write a bunch of stuff down so I don’t forget things that I need to buy but they tend to be the non-food items or staples for the pantry.  The menu is generally dependent on what looks good.  Of course I have a vague idea of what I want but I’m rarely married to a menu.  This drives the other shopper in the house (to whom I really am married) crazy, especially when she’s the one going to the store and the meal instructions are “buy what looks good.”

 

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