Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (the PDF is Free)

Life has been hectic as of late with traveling and such,
(Don't worry, I fully intend to brief you on my travels in an upcoming post)
but in the interim, I am so excited to share an exciting project that
you and I can both be a part of..!

The capstone project for Leanne Brown's masters degree in Food Studies at NYU,
  Good and Cheap is a wonderfully delicious collection of recipes intended to inspire chefs of all incomes with beautifully designed and photographed recipes that fit into a $4/day budget — without seeming like it.

And the message behind Leanne's efforts is even more incredible:

"It bothered me that so many ideas for fixing the food system leave out the poor: it seemed like they didn't have a voice in the food movement. I wanted to create a resource that would promote the joy of cooking and show just how delicious and inspiring a cheap meal can be if you cook it yourself.

Even though Food Stamps help millions of people across the United States every day, benefits were reduced in November [2013] despite rising food prices. It's more important than ever to make the most of what you have with savvy shopping techniques and skillful cooking.
That's Good and Cheap."

I'm so inspired by this project! 
And while the PDF version is free, the cause was more than enough to convince me to invest $29 to donate 2 printed copies to families in need and even score a printed copy of the beautiful book for myself.
With just a little over a month left in Leanne's Kickstarter program, if you're interested in taking part, be sure to visit and learn more here

And in the meantime, be sure to share this with everyone you know, its such a wonderfully inspiring reminder that access to good, healthful food should never be considered a privilege, rather a right for all.


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