Good and Cheap

Good and Cheap

Eat Well on $4/day

Book - 2015
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Kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. If you're living on a tight budget, Brown shows you how to maximize every ingredient and gives you tips on economical cooking methods; shopping and kitchen equipments; and much more.
Publisher: New York :, Workman Publishing,, [2015]
Edition: Non-profit edition
ISBN: 9780761184997
Characteristics: xviii, 190 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jan 20, 2018

One of the most sensible, thoughtful cookbooks I've ever read. I like the flexibility, the ethnic choices, the explanations, the general attitude, and the appealing tastes. I like the easy language for people who may not read a lot. Costs of recipes will be outdated soon, but the practicality won't.

Dec 26, 2017

Remember to keep the shopping list in mind. The book leads to more books of relevance.

librarylil Aug 31, 2016

Found much value in this cookbook will take it out again

Aug 24, 2016

Several good selections, but the choices are too meaty.

Feb 25, 2016

The quantity of the recipes were larger than I thought they would be. I tried a couple that I could decrease and they were good. I wish the author showed the recipe for large and small groups.

Dec 09, 2015

Not sure the cost is exactly spot-on in this book as the author tries to cook meals for less than $4/day, BUT the recipes are interesting, particularly for someone new to cooking.

mvkramer Dec 01, 2015

Great cookbook - fast, inexpensive recipes that taste great!


Seven recipes tagged! Great book for adults and teens. Ingredients are everyday items, so not expensive. Was a IACP Cookbook Award Winner! Author recommends free range/organic eggs, which I totally agree with.

Cynthia_N Oct 14, 2015

Great recipes at great prices!!

Sep 15, 2015

While the book delivers on its promise of cheap meals--and is written with a refreshing understanding of the realities of food pricing and helpful tips for buying food in-season, etc.--I mainly appreciated the simplicity of most of the recipes. As someone who is not the world's most adventurous cook, I hate opening up a cookbook to a bunch of delicious-looking recipes that seem way too complicated for me to ever actually prepare; this cookbook, however, features some solid recipes that are pretty simple. For me, that's the main draw of the cookbook, and the reason I found it so helpful.

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