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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink: $20 Dinners

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

Steven, I am proud of you! I knew you when you grew up in Savannah at Windsor Forest and still love you and Stuart!

Posted by Brenda Gantt Garren on 04/28/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

Actually I think the tip abt the "double couponing" at that market is great. Who says you have to spend it all on one meal or even one shopping trip ?

I do quibble with this :"an almost buttery sweetness from all the onions".
Onions can get sweet with slow cooking but I'd say any butteriness came from all those eggs & the cheese...

Posted by Darryl Weaver on 04/28/2014 at 5:09 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

Jesus Christ I wish you would shut the fuck up Kiteless, you are by far the most annoying thing about CL!

Go get a better job or STFU.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jonah on 04/26/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

when is CL going to discontinue this completely-out-of-touch feature that seems to appear annually? how to make a $50+ breakfast at home and somehow work it in that this is supposed to be for poor people? this demonstrates NO understanding of what it is to be poor and is a slap in the face to everyone who has financial problems. fuck you guys.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by kiteless on 04/25/2014 at 9:51 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

I can think of a couple of things wrong with this article:

The headline has nothing to do with the article.

And just because a person CAN spend $40 (plus the cost of eggs) on breakfast at home doesn't mean anyone I know is interested in doing so.

Next.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 04/25/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

I think it's somewhat obvious what the focus of this article is - we should focus on our local markets/purveyors and the better quality items that are available to consumers. Also, props on bringing up the seasonality of ingredients and what is often wasted, but shouldn't be. A bit of focus was put on the SNAP program to bring it to the readers attention. Hopefully, the same people that didn't know and may now take advantage of it feel similarly about attending the markets as well.

Yes the meal was over $20 but pricing probably shouldn't be taken so literally - prices fluctuate and so do the ingredients at the market and in the individual's pantries.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by miltonwaddums on 04/24/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

The article lays out the "catch" in the beginning. Don't see the problem.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Honcho on 04/24/2014 at 11:47 AM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

This is a $40 meal. Just make it an article about the SNAP program rather than a completely inaccurate and misleading article about a $20 meal.

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Annoyed on 04/24/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Steven Satterfield

This article is ENORMOUSLY problematic. While the headline advertises that one might make a meal for $20, the total budget is, in fact, $40 (which, might I point out, does not include the "farm fresh eggs.") The highlighting of the collaboration with SNAP programs is hugely important and should be widely commended and supported. However, this article makes it appear as thought the chef and author used one person's SNAP benefits, a whole $20 worth nonetheless, to make a single meal-which it is not even clear included Mr. Satterfield. This model is wildly unrealistic for people who actually use snap benefits as their monthly allowance are often little more than $100-$200. As a person squarely in the middle class, the idea of spending $40 on a single meal from the farmers market is a rare luxury. While I enjoy CLATL's highlighting of the local farmer's markets as well as your commending of the ability to use SNAP benefits there, this article is wildly misguided, misleading, and, overall, disregarding of the reality of trying to access fresh food on a poverty line budget.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mairead Sullivan on 04/24/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Kevin Ouzts

Thanks. I guess there are some caul fat haters on this board. I like the Buford Highway Farmers Market - I will give a shot. The Gorgeous One just can't eat too much - I have to keep it twisted steel and sex appeal.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by The Gorgeous JR on 12/06/2013 at 1:06 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Kevin Ouzts

not only is this a well written article, it makes me want to go out and buy pork, something I have never ever in my life cooked.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by colorsilk30 on 12/06/2013 at 11:04 AM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Kevin Ouzts

@TheGorgeousJR:
"[It is] very inexpensive; we sell it at the shop. You can get it at Buford Highway Farmers Market, you can get it at the Sweet Auburn Market."

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sonia on 12/05/2013 at 7:31 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Kevin Ouzts

Where can you buy caul fat?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by The Gorgeous JR on 12/05/2013 at 6:08 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Kevin Ouzts

This looks amazing. However, I see a bell pepper on the counter, and bell pepper is mentioned in the article. But it's not on the receipt, nor in the recipe. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE I DEMAND ANSWERS.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gabe Vodicka on 12/05/2013 at 4:49 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Hugh Acheson

homemade arepas, yes - totally worth it.

homemade torillas? not so much.

Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 06/07/2013 at 6:20 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Hugh Acheson

@Wes
I thought you had a Latina girlfriend? A store bought tortilla is not even in the same stratosphere as a home made one. They are a pain in the ass to make though.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Edgewood Adam on 06/07/2013 at 1:44 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Hugh Acheson

i've never understood why anyone would want to make their own tortillas.

it seems like a lot of time and work to make something at home that is readily available in every grocery store for what seems like a low price. is the savings that significant?

Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 06/07/2013 at 1:17 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Hugh Acheson

You can also learn how to make your own tortillas, as a bag of flour goes a longer way than a package of tortillas. You can grow stuff like mint and vegetables. A big tub of yogurt is cheaper than sour cream...I think this meal is very affordable if you approach it that way. Our household has two working parents and this is how we maintain a savings account. We've developed a system that works with our busy schedules and though it is more work, it's better for everyone to eat this way.

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Posted by practicemakesperfect on 06/07/2013 at 12:50 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Hugh Acheson

@celle, I meant it figuratively. "Not have to eat rice and beans" as in "to seek a better life." Rice and beans is considered economical food that is all some people can afford. I was not making a broad comment on Mexican cuisine. As for the merits of rice and beans, no need for the lecture, as I have enjoyed plenty, having traveled the length and breadth of Mexico and further south still. Tranquilo.

Posted by Lorton on 06/06/2013 at 5:09 PM

Re: “$20 Dinner with Hugh Acheson

@Lorton

"And didn't poor Mexican families come to the US so they would NOT have to eat rice and beans?"

You really think people immigrated somewhere because they were sick of their cuisine? Wow. If you're really curious why people have left their homes and families to move to the U.S., maybe you ought to read up on this thing called NAFTA: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/18/weekinre…

"Eat like a poor Mexican (but be sure to use baby lettuces) and you could be a chef."

Maybe you just don't realize this, but you're making some very problematic assumptions about race and class. Your sarcasm implies that somehow Mexican chefs are not as legitimate or respected as chefs of other cuisines. That rice and beans are mere poverty food. Let me shine some light: Rice and beans are indeed very affordable and accessible to poor people, but they also happen to serve as nutritious and delicious components of many Latin cuisines, which is eaten by people from all classes (whether in Mexico or the U.S.).

Let's also acknowledge that food is a part of culture, and just because people relocate to the U.S. doesn't mean they automatically want to assimilate and forget the place they come from or the recipes that were passed down from their grandmother.

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Posted by celle on 06/06/2013 at 1:55 PM

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