Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good, Fast, and Cheap

There is a design principle where the client has to pick two from the ideas of good, fast, and cheap. I was thinking how this applies to food.

Good + Fast = Expensive
So you want a quick healthy meal, say with fish. Good fish is expensive but needs little else than salt, pepper and olive oil.

Good + Cheap = Slow
Beans and rice is a good cheap meal. But good beans and rice requires planning. An overnight soak and a long cook time.

Fast and Cheap = Inferior
A McDonald's McDouble is a dollar. But it gives me heartburn every time I eat one.

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