There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is an artfully traded one. There are cheap eats to be found and nature’s gifts to be foraged. This issue is about money. Dough.
We explore the multifarious food culture in Johannesburg, the city of gold – and migrant workers; how global politics influences the seasoning in Havana; and (visually) the great common denominator between the rich and poor in Hong Kong: street food. Also in this issue, a young writer hosts her first stokvel and finds value far beyond the monetary, and we celebrate the humble bread basket for the (complimentary) hero it is.
We stopped at discussing the price of bread, but we do lament the price of beer. Finally, we pay tribute to the groceries selected but then left behind in the aisles after a mental calculation in the queue at the checkout counter.