I [Leanne Brown] created this cookbook as the capstone project for my master’s degree in Food Studies at NYU. I wanted to make something that not only summed up the work I had done during my studies, but also had a useful life outside of academia.

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 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.

Good and Cheap Cookbook