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"Good Food" by Jane Hornby
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May 24, 2012

really liked it

With the world suffering from a bit of an economic downturn presently, prices seemingly rising all of the time and more and more pressures on our lives, there might not be as much spare money for visits to restaurants and the like.

With this little BBC Books marvel, forming part of a highly-acclaimed series of cookbooks, you get recipes for 101 budget dishes that can keep your fed with tasty meals without breaking the bank. You are not relying on baked beans and variants of toast! Many of the recipes could equally be at home on a restaurant or bistro menu.

As with all books with this series, each recipe is accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the dish. Making for browsing heaven if nothing else. The recipes are split into six main sections - feed the family for less, weeknight wonders, entertaining on a budget, money-saving lunches and leftover ideas, thrifty soups and sides, value cakes, bakes and puddings.

Every BBC GoodFood book is just pure excellence. Each recipe is simply laid out, a pleasure to follow, contains all relevant information (even preparation and cooking times) and feature many hints and tips too boot. Written to be fuss-free and friendly you just get the recipes and a lot for your money too.

One cannot say much more. Some of the BBC GoodFood books are a bit specialised, but then if you don't like chocolate you don't buy a book of 101 chocolate recipes! General books like this should be an essential part of your kitchen library. Even a millionaire with a retinue of cooks should buy it - if only to get some ideas for food and to pass on to their staff.

GoodFood 101 Budget Dishes, edited by Jane Hornby and published by BBC Books. ISBN 9781846077227, 216 pages. Typical price: GBP5. YYYY.

This is a RETROspective review of a previously-published book that, whilst not new on the market, is still available and the review has been made of the book as it stands today.revi

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