Penny Pinching for Budget Cooking
Robin Bashinsky is a self-proclaimed supermarket tightwad—a master at cutting costs even if it means driving to five different
stores, making patrons wait for the clerk to ring up his half teaspoons of spices, and bearing the judgment of onlooking parents
as he buys one beer at the gas station, daughter in tow, for steaming mussels.
We challenged this Test Kitchen skinflint to serve four people five meals for only $50—and keep the meals interesting. Click through the following slides to find his week of budget cooking.