May 29, 2009 Valerie Gaino, who lives in Pichilemu, Chile, submitted a recipe for dal, an Indian dish. She learned how to cook it six years ago from a fellow traveler from Tasmania. "I've fed many hungry surfers from all different countries with this dish ... nobody has ever complained," Gaino says.
May 22, 2009 Kathy Lloyd of Pittsfield, Mass., submitted this Tomato Pie recipe in NPR's "How Low Can You Go" family supper challenge. She says it was her favorite dish growing up and she always asked for it for her birthday. The key? Fresh tomatoes and the gooey crust.
April 30, 2009 The Neelys, who own Neely's Bar-B-Que in Memphis, Tenn., took NPR's "How Low Can You Go" family supper challenge and created a twist on mac 'n' cheese: cheesy corkscrews with a crunchy bacon topping. Both Pat and Gina Neely grew up in families that had to be economical, so they joked that the challenge would be no problem.
April 29, 2009 Michael Edwards, who has won the title Armed Forces Chef of the Year, took NPR's "How Low Can You Go" family supper challenge and cooked up a sauteed skate meuniere with potato gnocchi and cream of asparagus soup. He says he learned how to cook simple foods on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
April 28, 2009 Ming Tsai, who owns the Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, Mass., took NPR's "How Low Can You Go" family supper challenge and concocted a dish of chicken-and-corn fried rice with lemon spinach. Tsai says fried rice is close to his heart because it's the first meal he ever cooked. And his kids love it.
April 27, 2009 NPR's "How Low Can You Go" family supper challenge asks celebrity chefs to cook a meal for four for less than $10. Jose Andres, who owns several Washington, D.C., restaurants and hosts the Made In Spain PBS show, makes a family favorite: Moorish-style chickpea and spinach stew.