Monetizing Thrift

June 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm (By Maxwell James)

You might remember that back in 2007, a couple of Democratic congressfolks tried to “survive” on $1/day so as to better understand the eating habits of the underprivileged. It was kind of a silly experiment, but led to some memorable blog posts – see for example here.

Well, a couple of enterprising Americans have come up with pretty thorough, healthy meal plans that come close to meeting that standard – and are making money off of it. Cook for Good is the more prominent of the two, but the Manhattan-based Three Dollar Dinner (written by a producer of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) seems to be coming on strong.

~ Maxwell

2 Comments

  1. Melinda said,

    The Three Dollar Dinner Cookbook is six dollars. That’s two dinners right there.

  2. amba12 said,

    But it pays for itself!

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