Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

What $48.63 buys you. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Jamie Leeds dices potatoes for the oyster stew. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Soaking the chopped leeks in water to remove any dirt. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Leeds removes the skin of a celery root. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

The beets simmer until they turn soft. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Celery, leek, celery root, and potato for the stew. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

The stew simmers. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Leeds slices the beets, leaving the tops on. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Leeds peels grapefruit for the beet salad. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Leeds cuts the grapefruit segments from their pith. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Grapefruit and golden beets for the salad. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Grapefruit-and-golden-beet salad. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.
Frugal Foodie: Jamie Leeds cooks up an oyster dinner for six for under $50.

Oyster stew with paprika and parsley. Photograph by Kelly DiNardo

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