In Le Monde yesterday it has finally been studied that food prices have gone up... uhh really??
"Ainsi, les pâtes alimentaires ont augmenté de 16 % en un an, les oeufs de 14 %, le lait de 12 %, le beurre de 10 %, la farine 10 %, le riz de 9 %, les fromages de 8 % et les yaourts de 7 %."
In the last year pasta has gone up 16%, eggs 14%, milk 12%, butter and flour 10%, rice 9%, cheese 8% and yogurt 7%.
I can tell you I've sure seen that difference in the last few years, its crazy how much these basic products are increasing and salaries are not.
And why is it that gas in Europe continues to increase despite the fall of the dollar? That one is what really gets you, 1 gallon of gas in France will cost you about $10 based on the euro/dollar exchange rate these days! Its a good time for Europeans to go to the States but a bad time for Americans to come travel around Europe that's for sure.
In other news I tried out a new scone recipe yesterday, yum! So light and fluffy they were dewwwishhhhious ;-)