Good and Cheap: Eat Well on Four Dollars a Day
Saturday, March 12
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
How well can a person eat on $4 a day? The answer, shared by Leanne Brown in Good and Cheap, is surprisingly well: Broiled Tilapia with Lime, Spicy Pulled Pork, Vegetable Jambalaya—even desserts like Peach Coffee Cake. Good and Cheap began as Brown's NYU master’s thesis exploring whether it’s possible to eat well on a SNAP/food stamps budget and quickly went viral when she uploaded a free PDF to her website. The book shows that kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. Today, that PDF has been downloaded over 900,000 times and luminaries such as Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan have praised Brown's efforts to provide guidance and support to people on extremely tight food budgets.
Leanne Brown, a Canadian-born food studies scholar and avid home cook, believes everybody should eat great food every day. For her master's project as a food studies student at NYU, Leanne examined...Show the rest
Leanne Brown, a Canadian-born food studies scholar and avid home cook, believes everybody should eat great food every day. For her master's project as a food studies student at NYU, Leanne examined whether it was possible to eat healthy on a SNAP or food-stamp budget. The cookbook that resulted from this project, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day, has clearly resonated with people from all walks of life.The free PDF version has been downloaded over 900,000 times and, with the help of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, the print version has made it into the hands of people on a tight budget and to organizations with limited resources. With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, Leanne's publisher, Workman Publishing, is giving a free copy to a person or family in need. Leanne continues to share her delicious recipes on her website, www.leannebrown.com, and hopes to play a role in “banishing the mindset that preparing daily meals is a huge chore or takes tremendous skill.”Hide the rest