On “The Early Show” on CBS, there was a segment on making a griller’s feast on a shoestring budget. Normally, the show would give the selected top chef a budget of $40. However, they made an exception and gave the selected chef $60. This may look understandable as the cost of food has increased.
In the regard to food prices, scientists have blamed the use and production of bio-fuels such as grain and corn ethanol for the cause of world hunger and the increased food prices. The scientists brought up the fighting world hunger vs. fighting low gas prices argument.
However, the farmers and ethanol producers blame the high cost of fuel as the main reason that the price of food as went up. At this moment, there are conflicting arguments on what contributes to the soaring price of food.
It may be a good idea to start learning to make great food on a shoestring budget. For this segment of “Chef of a Shoestring Saturday,” it focused on grilling in preparation for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the one day that kicks off the start of the grilling season. Yes, the summer season is the grilling season.
For this segment, The Early Show selected Joey Campanaro, the owner and executive chef of “The Little Owl.” This restaurant is located in the Greenwich section of the Manhattan borough of New York City.
In short, Campanaro put the $60 given to good use. For only $60, Campanaro made a world-class grill feast that could serve six. In short, it was about $10 a person. When one looks at it this way, it is not bad at all.
Campanaro ended up making a hearty feast that included: sausages, veggies, ramps, soft-shell crabs, and fava beans. He definitely made a world-glass griller’s feast for six only having to spend $60.
Campanaro even gives recipes on how to make such a feast. Interestingly enough, Campanaro spent most of the $60. At the end, there was only eighty-one cents left to spare. From the results, Campanaro has done a great job in making such a mouth-watering feast.
However, the amount of money spent to get the ingredients will fluctuate from state to state due to sales tax and everything else. While Campanaro spent under $60 to make a world-class feast for six, one might have to spend a little more than that amount of money.