Cooking great meals doesn't require spending a fortune on ingredients. Each week on The Saturday Early Show, a prominent chef is given $20 to create a three-course meal for four.
A new cookbook published by Simon & Schuster, Chef on a Shoestring, collects the best of those culinary delights to benefit Share Our Strength, one of the nation's leading anti-hunger, anti-poverty organizations. These recipes, created by some of the most celebrated chefs in the country, may have been produced on a budget but are rich in every other way.
The recipes are organized into convenient categories, such as finger foods and small plates, salads, pasta and risotto, poultry, meats and desserts, to allow you to mix and match various courses from different chefs.
With advice on stocking your pantry, buying in season, shopping on a budget, and avoiding the temptation to be too frugal, Chef on a Shoestring is a unique culinary adventure for taste-conscious, budget-conscious home cooks. You can purchase the book online at the Simon & Schuster Web site and at other Internet retailers including the following:
"Chef on a Shoestring" recipe archive.