Leanne Brown - Good Enough

Thursday, February 3, 7pm CT
Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page or YouTube Page

Rectangular image with a headshot of author Leanne Brown on the left top corner and a cover image of the book "Good Enough" on the right top corner, and the logos for Operation Food Search, Operation Chef, and Left Bank Books in bottom left corner, and the words, "Leanne Brown - Good Enough, Benefiting Operation Food Search" in the bottom right corner.Left Bank Books and Operation Food Search welcome author of the bestselling Good & Cheap
Leanne Brown,
who will discuss their highly anticipated new book
Good Enough: A Cookbook: Embracing the Joys of Imperfection and Practicing Self-Care in the Kitchen,
on our Facebook Live Page at 7pm CT on February 3rd.
Brown will be in conversation with Community Nutrition Coordinator for Operation Food Search
Rachel Donahue.
Join us on our Facebook Live Page and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
For EVERY copy of Good Enough: A Cookbook purchased through Left Bank Books,
Workman Publishing will donate a copy of Good & Cheap to Operation Food Search to assist with nutritional education!

About Good Enough: A Cookbook

You've got this!
Good enough is a cookbook, but it's as much about the healing process of cooking as it is about delicious recipes. It's about acknowledging the fears and anxieties many of us have when we get in the kitchen, then learning to let them go in the sensory experience of working with food. It's about slowing down, honoring the beautiful act of feeding yourself and your loved ones, and releasing the worries about whether what you've made is good enough. It is.

A generous mix of essays, stories, and nearly 100 dazzling recipes, Good Enough is a deeply personal cookbook. It's subject is more than Smoky Honey Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Fennel Slaw or Sticky Toffee Cookies; ultimately it's about learning to love and accept yourself, in and out of the kitchen.

"In a world cluttered by confusing messages about food, bodies, and where you belong, Good Enough is a comforting hug, helping you reimagine your relationship to cooking for more joy, flexibility, and fun!"
--Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, author of Body Kindness

Good Enough is a cookbook full of tried-and-true, approachable and craveable recipes that will encourage even the most harried home cooks to enter their kitchens. But it's more than that. It's also a personal, moving meditation on the importance of self-care and self-nourishment through life's difficult times. Most of all, it is a testament to the life-changing power of radical acceptance."
--Gena Hamshaw, author of Power Plates and The Full Helping blog

One of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, winner of the prestigious IACP Judge’s Choice Award, and listed among the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Food & Wine and Fortune magazines, Brown's IACP Cookbook Award-winning Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day showed that kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. Helping those on the strictest of budgets—particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day, its accessible and adaptable content changed the notion of what a cookbook could be and how it could help, and Leanne was featured everywhere from PBS Newshour and The Splendid Table to TODAY and The Washington Post.  


About our Speakers

Leanne Brown wrote Good and Cheap as the capstone for her master's in food studies from New York University. She and her husband live in New York City.

Rachel Donahue - As the Community Nutrition Coordinator, Rachel coordinates and teaches Operation Chef and Cooking Matter classes to community members. Additionally, she develops internal and external wellness programs, coordinates all nutrition education with partner agencies and develops nutrition education for social media. 
Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She did graduate work in Kinesiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 
Rachel enjoys growing food in her garden when she isn't in the office. Additionally, she loves exercising, reading, traveling and spending lots of time with her six kids and husband.
“I’m passionate about teaching and working with people on how to grow their own food, cook, and enjoy food. Everyone deserves fresh healthy food and should have access to it.”


All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins). You may also watch the simulcast on Left Bank's YouTube channel.


Virtual Event
Good Enough: A Cookbook: Embracing the Joys of Imperfection and Practicing Self-Care in the Kitchen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523509676
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 11th, 2022

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Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761184997
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 14th, 2015

Bueno y Barato: Alimentate Bien a $4 al Dia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523501182
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 22nd, 2017