Talented Chefs Create $1.50 Recipes For The Hunger Project’s “Live Below the Line” Cookbook

April 22, 2015

We are thrilled to release The Hunger Project Live Below the Line 2015 Cookbook, which features healthy, complete meals for under $1.50 that have been created by Ikea; FIKA Coffee; Abigail Kirsch Catering; award-winning food blogs What’s Cooking Good Looking, The Stone Soup and Not Eating Out NY; former Dinner Lab chef and Food Network’s Chopped winner Mike Kollarik; youth organization FeelGood and Hunger Project investors and staff.

The Hunger Project developed this cookbook as part of our participation in the Live Below the Line challenge, a campaign in which participants live on $1.50 a day—the equivalent of the global poverty line—on food and drink for five days while raising money and awareness for organizations working to end extreme poverty. For the second year in a row, The Hunger Project is a major partner in Live Below the Line, which is spearheaded by the Global Poverty Project and has served as a conduit for more than 35,000 participants to educate their family, friends and colleagues about extreme poverty. Since the initiative was launched three years ago, more than $11 million has been raised for non-profit partners.

“It was challenging,” Ikea chef David Johansson said. “Basically I started with listing a lot of inexpensive ingredients and produce but with the highest nutritional value possible. I started to cook and tasted the different combinations, playing with the amount of each ingredient… the exciting challenge is to balance nutritional value, price and flavour. The focus has of course been to create a very tasty and modern meal and I really feel that we succeeded.”

“So far this year, nearly 300 champions have signed up for our Live Below the Line campaign and raised over $30,000 in support of The Hunger Project’s work to end hunger and poverty in 17,000 communities worldwide,” said Åsa Skogström Feldt, President and CEO of The Hunger Project. “We are really impressed with the engagement of the food community and the creative recipes, and we hope this will support us in bringing even more people into our global movement to end hunger and poverty.”

There’s still time to participate in the challenge, taking place April 27-May 1: Sign up now!

View the cookbook.