The Austerity Kitchen Challenge sets out to prove that austerity doesn't necessarily mean you have to eat humdrum, bland meals. Every few weeks The Austerity Kitchen will develop a new recipe that features inexpensive, readily available ingredients and post it on the site. Enticing entrees, (seemingly) decadent desserts, lovely lunches -- they are all fair game for the Challenge.
We also welcome suggestions from our readers!
Monday, March 3, 2008
Christine Baumgarthuber holds a doctorate in English Literature from Brown University and keeps The Austerity Kitchen, a site that, as its name implies, considers plebeian culinary practices, past and present, in their historical context. She is also a columnist at The New Inquiry. Her work has been featured by Lapham's Quarterly Roundtable and the Bon Appétit blog.