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GOOD AND CHEAP is a gorgeous cookbook for tight budgets. The PDF is free—and the print version is the #1 cookbook ever on Kickstarter. The bigger, better, cheaper 2nd edition is in bookstores now! For every copy sold, we donate one to someone in need.
GOOD AND CHEAP is a gorgeous cookbook for tight budgets. The PDF is free—and the print version is the #1 cookbook ever on Kickstarter. The bigger, better, cheaper 2nd edition is in bookstores now! For every copy sold, we donate one to someone in need.
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Posted by Leanne Brown (Creator)
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2nd Edition!

The new year is bringing a new phase for Good and Cheap. Last year was utterly, staggeringly incredible, but would you believe that this year might be even better?

I am officially sold out of the 1st edition of Good and Cheap. We gave away over 9,000 donated copies, sold 24,000 at cost to non profits and sold another 7,000 to you! Oh, and the free PDF has been downloaded over 500,000 times so far.

But being sold out doesn’t mean this is over. It means it’s just beginning. I'm excited to announce that this summer, Good and Cheap will be in bookstores throughout the US, Canada, and the UK — and it'll be a bigger, "gooder," cheaper 2nd edition with over 20 new recipes and 32 new pages!

My new publisher is Workman, the force behind What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, many of Sandra Boynton's books, and a tremendous list of cookbooks.

You can pre-order the book now on any of these sites:

And non-profits can pre-order and still get mega-discounts on bulk orders for their clients.

Thanks for believing in this idea and taking a chance with me. I feel so proud to be supported by all you incredible people.

Forbes 30 Under 30

Another neat thing happened. Last week, Forbes magazine named me one of their 30 Under 30 in Food & Drink! My 30th birthday was this week, so I just snuck in there!

Teaser

Next week I’ll share a list of all the amazing community organizations who we’ve been working with to get Good and Cheap out to people who really need it. I can’t wait to show you the impact that we’ve made all over the country.

I hope you'll all join me in raising a glass to our success!

Leanne

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    1. Leanne Brown Creator on

      Hey, Charles. I think there's only 1 recipe from the first edition that we're cutting from the 2nd edition (shrimp and grits). Aside from that, all the new material in the 2nd edition will be in addition to the existing stuff.

      We're removing the shrimp and grits because the price of shrimp has gone up so much since I initially developed the recipe that it doesn't really work for Good and Cheap anymore. It's still OK if you happen to get a good deal on shrimp, but it isn't as easy as it used to be.

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      Charles Zuzak on

      The 2nd edition will add new recipes, but not replace any of the old, correct?

    3. Leanne Brown Creator on

      Hey, Michael! It looks like /probably/ only the 1st edition will be available as a free PDF, but we'll keep it available forever — it won't go away.

    4. Michael Salhany on

      Will the second edition be as a free PDF like the first one or will it be only available as a physical edition.

    5. Leanne Brown Creator on

      Hi, Rachele! We shipped a book to you on Sept 22, but I'll follow up with you in a private comment. I still have a few copies I saved for eventualities like this, so don't worry.

    6. Rachele Gilman on

      I never received my book.

    7. Emmanuel Jose on

      Congratulations Leanne!

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      Azariah Stevens on

      Congrats on a successful project that has a positive impact on people, definitely something to be proud of! :-)

    9. Saodhar
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      Happy birthday! :)