By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well—really well—on the strictest of budgets.
Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragù to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals—and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully.
And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food.
An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.
“[A] beautiful book full of recipes that fit a food stamp budget.”
“This cookbook isn’t just full of delicious recipes; it will bring good, cheap meals to those who need them the most.”
—Food and Wine
“Could change the way you shop, cook, and eat [by] busting up the myth that eating healthfully entails spending a ton of money.”
“Unfussy recipes [that] go way beyond predictable.”
“…we’re loving Leanne Brown’s cookbook Good and Cheap. Her easy meal ideas fit a food-stamp budget (about $4 a day per person) but spare nothing in flavor.”
—Dr. Oz Magazine
“Squad goals: Have everyone over for dinner and enjoy an insanely impressive meal together without spending a lot of time or money. We hit up Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap: Eat Wellon $4 a Day for a make-ahead, fun party feast that will blow them—but not your budget—away.”
Leanne Brown wrote Good and Cheap as the capstone for her master’s in food studies from New York University. She and her husband live in New York City.