I must interrupt my obsessive coverage of the financial crisis to bring you this important news: Higher food prices for imported goods are forcing immigrant communities in the United States to change their diets.
OK, actually that might not be all that important. But what I really needed to share with readers, after reading Elizabeth Gibson's story in the Columbus Dispatch, is this:
There's no comprehensive report on how much this is costing immigrant families that rely on ethnic grocery stores, said Leylah Ahuile, a multicultural foods analyst for Mintel International Group of Chicago, but community leaders said it's common sense that it costs more.
Pretty much everyone I know in the San Francisco Bay Area is a multicultural foods analyst, though most of them perform their duties primarily on a amateur basis. I had no idea it was a career path.