Leanne Brown | Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day

Join author, Leanne Brown, for a presentation and signing her cookbook, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day. Leanne will be joined in conversation with Gina Cornia, Executive Director of Utahns Against Hunger. Our event partners include Utah Eat Local Week  , The Road Home, and The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center.

A charitable call to arms, a cookbook of 120 delicious recipes, Good and Cheap proves it's possible to prepare delicious, healthful meals on just $4 a day (the amount the U.S. government allots to a person on food stamps).

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.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Good and Cheap from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Preorder your signed copy of Good and Cheap today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day By Leanne Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761184997
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 14th, 2015