Little City Books hosts author of ‘Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day’

HOBOKEN – Leanne Brown, author of “Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day” will be in conversation with Ora Welch of HOPES at Hoboken’s Little City Books, Bloomfield and 1st streets, Hoboken, on Friday Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. To purchase a copy of the book please show up in advance of the event.
The publisher will donate books 1:1 to the Hoboken Shelter, where they will be used in the cooking classes.
When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master’s degree in food studies at New York University, she couldn’t help noticing the big problem of food insecurity: 46 million Americans have to survive on only $4 a day, the amount provided through SNAP (the US government’s food stamps program). In addition, millions more live under similar constraints, from students, to grads entering the job market, to young families, and even retirees.
Struck by these alarming numbers, she asked herself a critical question: How well can someone really eat on $4 a day? To determine the answer, she took to her kitchen, developing resourceful recipes made of whole, unprocessed foods that promote the joy of cooking and that show just how delicious and inspiring a cheap meal can be when cooked at home.
“Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day” is a cookbook demonstrating why kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food.
In addition to sharing tasty, nutritious recipes that maximize every ingredient and use economical cooking methods, Brown will give tips on shopping, setting up a basic pantry, mastering staples, and even repurposing last night’s dinner.
Leanne Brown wrote “Good and Cheap” as the capstone for her master’s in food studies from New York University. After it went viral online as a PDF that has been downloaded over 700,000 times, Leanne launched aKickstarter campaign to self-publish the book. Hundreds of thousands of viewers watched her video and donated $145,000, funding a 40,000-copy print run. The edition she published as a result of the campaign won the 2015 IACP Judge’s Choice Award.

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