The food magazine that comes with The Observer once a month is always impressive, but I was really impressed by the piece in last Sunday’s budget special by blogger Miss South of northsouthfood.com. With admirable dignity and restraint, she tackles many of the lazy assumptions that people make about what it’s like to try to feed yourself if you are living below the poverty line.
It’s not a simple matter to ‘just shop around’. You can’t always just get a slow cooker and put lots of meals in the freezer. Sometimes there are very good reasons why you have to eat something cheap, processed and unhealthy; and those reasons are often out of your control. Read the piece. It’ll really make you think.