2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on Four Dollars a Day

Saturday, March 12
1:00PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
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.

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Leanne Brown


Workman Publishing

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...

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