Karl Wilder is not your typical chef. He doesn't spend his days cooking up fantastic gourmet food — he has taken the food stamps challenge, which means for the past month and a half, Wilder has limited himself to a budget of $1.33 per meal and struggles daily to balance nutrition and calories.
Wilder has organized a 12-hour cook-a-thon called Thanksgiving in August, which will be held on August 27 at St. Luke's Church. The price of admission is a donation to the Food Bank, however small. Attendees can taste Wilder's creations, and there will also be a wine tasting.
Wilder sat down with SFoodie to talk about the challenges of living on a food stamp diet.