Hailed as the "Best Cookin' Show Ever" in the New York Times!
In celebration of Blue Ridge PBS's 50th anniversary in 2017, we brought back classic episodes of the iconic program, Cookin' Cheap.
The comedy cooking show served up lots laughs to television audiences for 22 years. It was the brainchild of host, Laban Johnson, who teamed up with radio personality Larry Bly to cook up hundreds of recipes and a lot of humor.
The show was recorded live on tape in the studio of Blue Ridge PBS from 1980 to 2002 with occasional episodes being shot on location.
If you are a fan of the show, we have some great ways
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The Cookin' Cheap Apron - $50
7-ounce,100% cotton twill with stain-release protection • Two waist-level patch pockets, pen pocket • 1-inch wide neck and waist ties, adjustable neck strap • Measures 22"w x 30"l • Maroon with white Cookin’ Cheap logo
The Cookin' Cheap Mug- $50
16 oz. Mocha Large Coffee Mug • Glossy vibrant color exterior finish • High curved grip for easy grab-n-go handling • Features white Cookin’ Cheap logo on front and back of maroon mug
The Cookin' Cheap Tea Towel- $50
Made of 100% Cotton • Measures 20x30" • Convenient hanging loop • Arrives wrapped in ribbon for easy gifting • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low • White with maroon Cookin’ Cheap logo
The Cookin' Cheap Cookbook - $60
This book contains over 930 recipes as seen in Cookin’ Cheap episodes. Hardbound, 3 ring binder. 394 pages.
Cookin’ Cheap Sampler, 2 DVD set - $60
This two disc set contains Cookin’ Cheap: The Documentary which was produced in 2001 plus a sampler of 6 Cookin’ Cheap episodes from across the years.