Costs Could Thwart Home-Cooking Trend

U.S. consumers will pay 6 percent more this year to prepare a classic Thanksgiving dinner, reports United Press International (UPI). In a news release, Purdue University agricultural economist Corinne Alexander told UPI that higher food prices reflect the higher energy costs being absorbed by retailers.

While market research firms noticed a national trend of people preparing food at home to save money in recent months, home cooks could be deterred by higher prices on even the most basic of Thanksgiving Day dinner items. The Washington Post provides an item-by-item breakdown; a pound of peas is 12 cents more than last year, and a 16-pound turkey is up $1.46, for example.

Costs Could Thwart Home-Cooking Trend

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