Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (Prebound)
January. New Year, new meals! I am nothing if not thrifty/cheap. And this is a tasty and easy way to do it as well. Hate cauliflower? But I love cheese so page 93 changed my tune. Always need another recipe for zucchini, right? Try the Savory Summer Cobbler. With simple clear instructions that even a non-cook like me can follow, this cookbook is a great bang for your buck. Beat the pang in your tummy without a wallop to your wallet. Read 'em and eat!— margaret
A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget--and a cookbook with a strong charitable component: With every copy of "Good and Cheap "purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need. While studying food policy as a master's candidate at NYU, Leanne Brown asked a simple yet critical question: How well can a person eat on the $4 a day given by SNAP, the U.S. government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program informally known as food stamps? The answer is surprisingly well: Broiled Tilapia with Lime, Spicy Pulled Pork, Green Chile and Cheddar Quesadillas, Vegetable Jambalaya, Beet and Chickpea Salad--even desserts like Coconut Chocolate Cookies and Peach Coffee Cake. In addition to creating nutritious recipes that maximize every ingredient and use economical cooking methods, Ms. Brown gives tips on shopping; on creating pantry basics; on mastering certain staples--pizza dough, flour tortillas--and saucy extras that make everything taste better, like spice oil and tzatziki; and how to make fundamentally smart, healthful food choices. The idea for" Good and Cheap" is already proving itself. The author launched a Kickstarter campaign to self-publish and fund the buy one/give one model. Hundreds of thousands of viewers watched her video and donated $145,000, and national media are paying attention. Even high-profile chefs and food writers have taken note--like Mark Bittman, who retweeted the link to the campaign; Francis Lam, who called it "Terrific "; and Michael Pollan, who cited it as a "cool kickstarter." In the same way that TOMS turned inexpensive, stylish shoes into a larger do-good movement, "Good and Cheap" is poised to become a cookbook that every food lover with a conscience will embrace.