You may have seen information about Slow Food USA’s campaign designed to show how it’s possible to feed a family for the same cost as junk food, but you’ll find this NY Sunday Times piece by Mark Bittman a persuasive addition to the argument. He even addresses the complaint about how busy people want a break and don’t want to cook. Slow’s campaign has reached Michelle Obama in the White House but in a display of American discount marketing, she’s pushing for a $4.50 meal. Read Bittman’s article and you’ll understand why a campaign like that is important for the USA (and probably here).
The illustration is from the NY Times article see it in full here. Bittman adds an even cheaper version using beans for the protein, and his recipe for Roast Chicken and Potatoes is here. Adapted from “How to Cook Everything,” by Mark Bittman (John Wiley & Sons, 2008)