Good and Cheap

Good and Cheap

Eat Well on $4/day

eBook - 2015
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A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget. 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Workman Publishing Company, 2015.
Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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librarylil Aug 31, 2016

Found much value in this cookbook will take it out again

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miaone
Aug 24, 2016

Several good selections, but the choices are too meaty.

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readsalot80
Feb 25, 2016

The quantity of the recipes were larger than I thought they would be. I tried a couple that I could decrease and they were good. I wish the author showed the recipe for large and small groups.

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ownedbydoxies
Dec 09, 2015

Not sure the cost is exactly spot-on in this book as the author tries to cook meals for less than $4/day, BUT the recipes are interesting, particularly for someone new to cooking.

mvkramer Dec 01, 2015

Great cookbook - fast, inexpensive recipes that taste great!

OPLTEENLIBRARIAN Oct 27, 2015

Seven recipes tagged! Great book for adults and teens. Ingredients are everyday items, so not expensive. Was a IACP Cookbook Award Winner! Author recommends free range/organic eggs, which I totally agree with.

Cynthia_N Oct 14, 2015

Great recipes at great prices!!

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marthabwaters
Sep 15, 2015

While the book delivers on its promise of cheap meals--and is written with a refreshing understanding of the realities of food pricing and helpful tips for buying food in-season, etc.--I mainly appreciated the simplicity of most of the recipes. As someone who is not the world's most adventurous cook, I hate opening up a cookbook to a bunch of delicious-looking recipes that seem way too complicated for me to ever actually prepare; this cookbook, however, features some solid recipes that are pretty simple. For me, that's the main draw of the cookbook, and the reason I found it so helpful.

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prolix
Sep 14, 2015

What a great cookbook! It meets all my cookbook criteria: simple recipes that I might actually make on a weeknight; made from normal ingredients I won't have to go hunting for in specialty stores; beautiful photos that make the food look appealing. I'm returning the library's copy and buying my own.

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