VIRTUAL: Live via Zoom
Wednesday, January 12, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Leanne Brown presents Good Enough: A Cookbook
In conversation with Hawa Hassan
All purchases benefit Food Bank for NYC
Leanne Brown’s wildly popular, IACP award-winning and NYT bestselling cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day showed us that kitchen skill and resourcefulness, not budget, is the key to great food. Greenlight is delighted to welcome Brown back for the launch of her new cookbook. Good Enough champions a different yet complementary approach to food and cooking through the lens of self-care, mental health, and the embrace of imperfection—because who hasn’t eaten a handful of nuts over the sink and cold pizza for breakfast? Brown tackles the emotional barriers and shows us how to inventively and gently maneuver around the belief that we are not worth the effort it takes to cook, through heartfelt essays and 100 flexible, soul-satisfying recipes. In conversation with culinary powerhouse Hawa Hassan, author of the much-lauded In Bibi’s Kitchen, Leanne Brown joins Greenlight (virtually) to share the journey, philosophy, and joy of her newest cookbook.
Greenlight and Workman Publishing are honored to work with Food Bank for New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years, to get Good Enough in the hands of organizers, facilitators, and families. All copies of Good Enough purchased at Greenlight at tonight’s event and through the end of 2022 will be matched one-to-one with a donation to Food Bank!
Leanne Brown Photo credit: Evi Abeler Photography
After writing and launching Good and Cheap, the cookbook with a social purpose that has over 500,000 copies in print, Leanne Brown went into a tailspin. She was burnt out and depressed, and fell into a pattern of using guilt and fear to get herself back into facing the day. Her dream of becoming a cookbook author was turning into a nightmare. Something had to change. What changed, and how, is the journey of Good Enough, a deeply personal cookbook with a profoundly uplifting, relatable message.
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