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The Frugal Cook

2.62  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The lost art of thrift is rediscovered in this cookbook through a wealth of fantastic recipes, from budget breakfasts--Spring Vegetable Frittata or French Toast with Polish Cherries--to easy midweek suppers, such as Thai Beef Salad or Linguine with Stilton and Onion. In a time where about a third of all the food purchased is thrown out, this book is ideal for anyone who is ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 23rd 2008 by Absolute Press
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Nici Writes
Perhaps it’s my love of the vintage, especially 40s and 50s, aesthetic that also makes me romanticise old fashioned thrifty cooking. I’m currently a gal on a budget and I was excited to have a look at the recipes in this book, and hopefully whip up some tasty meals without breaking the bank.

Unfortunately, even though I went through the book three times over, I only found 2 recipes that caught my eye. I think this says more about me than the book itself, as I am sure that many of the dishes in h
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Loren
May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: diy, slow-food
I'm always on the lookout for tips on frugal living and oftentimes I am disappointed. Reading these books is like foraging for ginger. You have to pay close attention because you'll probably pass your food right by. She thinks she's thrifty, but that's probably because she's British. American culture is apparently wrought with a greater deal more innovation. (Great Depression anyone?) The book I'm looking for (which would also make an excellent app) apparently does not exist. It's a cute recipe ...more
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