As we’ve all been too keenly aware, the prices of things has been crazy this past couple of years…everyone knows about the gigantinormous prices at the gas pump, and the ridiculously high prices at the grocery store. Turns out, using food to create ethanol was not such a wallet-friendly idea. So now we all breathe a huge sigh of relief to see gasoline at a beautiful price of US$1.80-ish a gallon. Considering we had been paying in the $4.50 range, this is a remarkable fall. At the same time, probably due to the drop in oil prices, the cost of food has also gone back down. We now pay more reasonable prices at Costco, the Middle Eastern grocers, the Asian grocers, and it kinda encourages my appetite for food. But you know the one place that food prices refuse to drop? The Indian grocers. They’ve gotten the taste for charging astronomical rates, and figure if we didn’t do without Basmati rice when the prices doubled, tripled and quadrupled, well then we can continue to just suck it up. Bloody rascals.
It should be easy to do without these stores, considering practically everybody carries Basmati rice…but there are some things that only the Indian grocers carry. Things like papadum. Nobody else carries these, and nobody else makes anything similar. So, we’re stuck with the thieves at the Indian grocery stores. Grrrr!
Yes, I’ve basically dedicated a whole post to papadum, when you stop and think about it. I can’t help it…they’re better than potato chips by about a million degrees. Or is it a trillion? Gotta keep up with inflation, eh?