Photo Credit: Gabi Moskowitz, Egg & Dart Publishers
Once in awhile a cookbook comes along that resonates with the times. The Brokeass Gourmet by Gabi Moskowitz is one of those books. Gabi witnessed many of her San Francisco neighbors’ lives change almost overnight during the 2008 economic downturn. Job losses and wiped out savings eliminated many of life’s luxuries including fine dining. What was remarkable to Gabi, a Kindergarten school teacher, was that most of her friends couldn’t find their way to their kitchen let alone cook dishes that would appeal to their gourmet tastebuds.
Gabi learned to cook at a young age. Because of her personal passions for food, and ultimate career shift to a caterer and cooking instructor, Gabi had mastered the art of cooking fine foods on a limited budget. So she decided to create a food blog with recipes to help her friends. Brokeassgourmet.com became an overnight success as people across the entire country were migrating back into their kitchens. And let’s face it… the last few years we’ve all felt a little “brokeass.”
What makes Gabi’s website special is the recipes. These aren’t your typical “budget fare” with cheap ingredients. Brokeassgourmet.com teaches people how to make really delicious gourmet meals with real whole high quality foods. Lamb-feta burgers with lemon-dill yogurt sauce. Balsamic-glazed rib eye with seared tomatoes. Rosemary-shallot pork tenderloin with fig compote. Truffled mac and cheese. Shimp with spicy pesto and mango. Recipes worthy to be on the menu of a popular bistro can be made at home…… for less than $20 a dish.
Gabi decided to continue her mission in her first cookbook which was released this spring. The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook is loaded with 116 recipes that will delight your tastebuds as well as your sense of humor. Gabi’s writing style draws you in and makes you feel like you’re visiting with a girlfriend over a glass of wine. Additionally, she has great tips for keeping your pantry stocked with the best ingredients, as well as really understanding the best ways to shop on a budget without sacrificing quality. Unlike other budget cookbooks, she uses a very realistic approach about the actual costs of each meal. This is refreshing. Many books use a cost per serving approach to illustrate the lowest possible marketing phrase. What you thought was a $10.00 dinner is really $40.00 by the time you buy all the listed ingredients you may or may not use again. But most importantly, her food is so delicious and refined you will forget you are saving money!
We’re so excited about this book that we’re giving away 4 copies of The Brokeass Gourmet! To enter simply tell us in the comment section below about your favorite restaurant meal you wish you could make at home.
Four winning names will be randomly drawn on June 30th.
DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED