Chef Kurt Michael Friese, who will be visiting us later this month, is out to debunk the popular notion that fast food is less expensive than food that you’d cook for yourself. To prove his point, he took the KFC $10 Challenge, in which the fast food chain challenges viewers to assemble a chicken dinner as inexpensively as they themselves can do it:
Armed only with a copy of The Joy of Cooking, Kurt headed to his local market and picked up the necessary ingredients. The result? His version of KFC’s chicken dinner cost not $10, not $9, but $7.94 — and he had three extra pieces of chicken left over and a carcass to use for stock as well.
Read his writeup here.