I saw an article about feeding a family on $66 per week, which is the smallest allotment for food stamps for a family of 4. A food editor, restaurant owner, and food network TV star all had a hard time staying in the budget--I felt like I could do it without eating Corn Flakes and Potato Casserole every day.
Shopping for and preparing inexpensive meals is an important skill that is becomming more rare in a time when we depend on prepacked food and eating out.
Here's a 10 minute video chronicling our weekly shopping ritual that shows how a family of 4 can eat in one of the more expensive cities in Europe for just 1.77 per adult per day. It's also culturally interesting to see how we shop in Europe!
ps - if I sound lame, I'm sorry we did it in one take!