It might not seem so strange these days, what with how news (see that one about minarets in Switzerland?) and non-news can amaze and baffle, that in the same place where I’ve bought tires for my family’s car as well as organic apples in bulk that I recently received a 232-page, glossy cookbook.
Yes, Costco is showing that it knows how to get to people when budgets are tight because of The Great Recession - through their stomachs.
It was a nice surprise since going into the long Thanksgiving weekend, I was so used to hearing about deep Black Friday discounts, especially on televisions, computers and video games.
The book, Home Cooking: The Costco Way, features photographs and nearly 300 recipes, as well as tips on how to stretch your food budget and recipes from noted chefs, including Mark Bittman.