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A perfect and irresistible idea: A cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes created for everyone on a tight budget - and a cookbook with a strong charitable component: With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, a second copy will be given to a person or family in need. While studying food policy as a master's candidate at NYU, Leanne Brown asked a simple yet critical question: How well can a person eat on the $4 a day given by SNAP, the U.S. government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program informally known as food stamps? The answer is surprisingly well: Broiled Tilapia with Lime, Spicy Pulled Pork, Green Chile and Cheddar Quesadillas, Vegetable Jambalaya, Beet and Chickpea Salad - even desserts like Coconut Chocolate Cookies and Peach Coffee Cake.

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Leanne Brown

Leanne Brown is a food-studies scholar and avid home cook in NYC by way of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Most recently, she wrote "Good and Cheap," a free PDF cookbook for people with very tight budgets, particularly those on SNAP/Food Stamp benefits. It has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and is now available in print from Workman Publishing.

Leanne also spearheaded a project to fund a print run of "Good and Cheap" to get it into the hands of those who can't afford a copy. In 2014, she shipped 9,000 free copies of the printed book to people in need. For the new print edition, Leanne and her publisher donate one copy of the book for each copy sold at retail.

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