Frugal Food by Delia Smith
Delia’s bestseller is as relevant now as it was in the recession-hit ’70s.
In the current economic climate, the opening sentence to Delia’s cookbook – “What goes around comes around” – has never been more apt, nor has the UK’s best-selling cookery author’s 10 point ‘cheap charter ‘ been more required reading.
Her simple manifesto for cooking well, cheaply, is featured once more, alongside 170 traditional, simple English recipes especially suited to families who want to eat hearty homecooked food without breaking the bank.
Chapters include luxury soups and frugal fish recipes, while cheap cuts of meat, sausages and offal are lauded as the way forward if you want to save your pennies. And with such warming dishes as bangers braised in cider and an intriguing fidget pie, plus a good range of vegetarian recipes, this is one book that is bound to be well-thumbed over the coming, lean months.
Hodder & Stoughton, priced £17.99
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