Amy McCoy once enjoyed gourmet food with little concern for price, when she was a successful freelance producer for network and cable television. Then the recession hit and the freelance work all but disappeared. But in the economic downturn, McCoy found her mission: to eat the best food she and her husband could while spending as little as possible. To that end, McCoy created her blog, poorgirlgourmet.blogspot.com, where she offers up her insights alongside delicious gourmet recipes that are inexpensive to prepare. McCoy lives on a gentleman's farm in southeastern Massachusetts.