Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ab-so-lute-ly Totally True:

Prices for spices in ethnic food enclaves can be far lower than in supermarkets.

And not just spices.

  • Peanut Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Fish
  • Mushrooms (Never pay more than $5.00/lb for Shiitake mushrooms!)
Szechuan pepper-corns? You gotta go ethnic. Seaweed? No-brainer: skip Nature's or Wild Oats or Whole whatever. If you're in the NW, Uwajimaya will work just fine, even though that's pretty upscale itself. They do have simply the best fruits and vegatables, bar none, and you pay for 'em.

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