Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day
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Good and Cheap teaches what food basics to buy, how to buy them (fresh, frozen, dried, ect.), how to store them and how to stretch them and how to make them last. The book is chalk full of tips on how to save such as buying in bulk and in season among many others. Basically how to get the most bang for your buck and the best out of your food. It also talks about kitchen equipment essentials that every kitchen should have.
It is broken down into categories: Breakfast, Soup and salad, snacks sides and small meals, Dinner, Big batches, Drinks and desserts, and Pantry staples. The recipes are really easy to follow. They show you how much each meal costs as well as how much it costs per serving. The cool think about this cook book is that it gives the basic run down on a meal, for example- oatmeal, then shows you four or five different ways to fancy it up to give you variety. Many of the recipes show two ways they can be done. I love the 12 things on toast section, as well as the section with ideas on how to trick out hot dogs. Another part of the book that I really like is the section on how to utilize leftovers which is something I have struggled with in the past. I hate waste so this is very useful.
The book itself is very visually pleasing. The photography, set up and choice of fonts is beautiful and easily read. This book has a way of inspiring beyond the recipes listed and I believe that’s the point because they list them as “ideas”. It’s like the author is saying “Here is an idea, please run with it!”
I received this copy of Good and Cheap from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.