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Cheesesteak Futures

That most simple Philadelphia sammich is getting pricey.

Cheesesteak Futures

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CheesesteakThat most simple Philadelphia sammich is getting pricey.

Niall Ferguson, a Harvard professor from across the pond, writes in the Sunday Telegraph that he's having to dig deeper in his pockets to taste the Philadelphia cheesesteak.

The historian, in a piece on population growth and food production, notes:

When I wanted a Philly cheese steak in the States last week, I had to pay through the nose. That's because cheese inflation is 4 per cent, steak inflation is 6 per cent and bread inflation is 10 per cent. (American steak is now 53 per cent dearer than it was 10 years ago.)

I'm guessing he wasn't even talking this pretentious abomination.

Casey Johnson
Posted 08/01/2007 11:37:45 AM
Seriously, a Brit is complaining about the price of food in Philly?  Gimme a break!  
Grandma Ro
Posted 08/11/2007 11:08:59 AM
My grandmother, born in a Father, Son, Holy Ghost house in Fishtown in 1902, ate sammiches and always carried a pockabook.

Thanks for the reminder, although Philadelphians don't talk funny - other people do.
Joe the Dog Lover
Posted 09/09/2008 04:37:22 PM
I hope he got a good one at least and not one from Pat's or Geno's.
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Posted 05/16/2009 06:17:36 AM
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