Recipes to feed a family of four for under $15
Of all the improbable tasks, feeding four people for under $15 seems like a particularly difficult one right now. So we set a challenge.
We called in four of the best recipe writers we know: chef Benjamin Cooper from Chin Chin restaurant, chef and Good Food columnist Danielle Alvarez, cookbook author and teacher Julia Busuttil Nishimura, and author of cult cookbook Community Hetty McKinnon, giving them each a strict budget and access to non-perishable pantry basics such as flour, oil, salt and pepper, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce (as long as they're not used as the main ingredient in the recipe), plus milk and a bit of butter.
What they came up with is delicious, inspiring, almost astounding. Family dinner for $6.63, anyone? As McKinnon says: "With a touch of creativity and ingenuity, we can lean into pantry staples to deliver simple meals that are economical yet intensely delicious. These meals are deceptively satisfying, full of complex flavours achieved with minimal ingredients."