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Has anyone got any suggestions for frugal / budget cooking books please? I know there is a wealth on the board and I've gleaned some tips already. I'd rather get a book for practical reasons if I am going to do this big time. thanks Zoe
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  • Lobell
    Lobell Posts: 621 Forumite
    Delia Smith's 'Frugal Food' is pretty good. It was originally published in the 70s (I think) but was updated a couple of years ago.
  • u751904
    u751904 Posts: 361 Forumite
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    yes I did see that book, thanks for the information. By the way I noticed that delia's frugal book and in fact jamie olivers book for 'family cooking' was far from cheap. I remember seeing Jamie's series on cooking for the masses eg those who can't cook then noticed the book was £25 when it came out. This I thought was a bit steep considering who it was aimed at. It was disappointing that his egalitarian views ended when it came to the book price.
  • Homemade_2
    Homemade_2 Posts: 127 Forumite
    For books, try the local charity shops. I always manage to find exactly the book I am looking for and always at a great price. They always seem to have more cookery/lifestyle books than anything else too.
  • flippin36
    flippin36 Posts: 1,980 Forumite
    Have just read a few over Christmas, the ones I liked are

    Thrifty living by teach yourself
    The money magpie by Jasmine Birtles
    Smart Saving Tips by Jane Furnival

    (All from my Library btw)

    I also read the money goddess which I thought was a terrible read, and The thrift book by India Knight is probably the worst of them all (so bad its funny).
  • Fiona Beckett's Beyond Baked Beans was my cooking bible when I was at university. It's aimed at students so the meals aren't very expensive to make and there's also some good tips on making your money go further. There's also a veggie and a budget version.
    "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." - Tyrion Lannister
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  • Have you had a look at www.thebookpeople.co.uk? They do great fairly recent books at super low prices...good luck with your search!
  • Lobell wrote: »
    Delia Smith's 'Frugal Food' is pretty good. It was originally published in the 70s (I think) but was updated a couple of years ago.
    Many thanks.
  • mandragora_2
    mandragora_2 Posts: 2,611 Forumite
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    Ask your mum. She'll soon tell you - and it will make her day that you've seen the light! Well - it would mine, if either of my kids did!
    Reason for edit? Can spell, can't type!
  • Any ideas for an Italian cook book for a novice?
  • Seakay
    Seakay Posts: 4,265 Forumite
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    u751904 wrote: »
    Has anyone got any suggestions for frugal / budget cooking books please? I know there is a wealth on the board and I've gleaned some tips already. I'd rather get a book for practical reasons if I am going to do this big time. thanks Zoe

    Cheap and Easy by Rose Elliot.
    Actually a vegetarian cookbook, but equally useful for money saving omnivores!
    All recipes for 4 with instructions for 2 or 1 as well.
    Tips for healthy eating as well as giving recipes.
    Instructions for microwave as well as stove top and oven methods.
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