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Sophie Grigson's Feasts for a Fiver Hardcover – 16 Sep 1999

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide; 1st edition (16 Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563551100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563551102
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 390,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Feasts for a Fiver accompanies Sophie Grigson's new series for BBC2. In the television series, she creates delicious meals that are also outstanding value for money. To bring together this selection of mouth-watering menues--all but one of which can be made for five pounds--Sophie has travelled throughout Great Britain, tracking down the finest local ingredients and meeting people who share her passion for food.

One of the keys to eating well, without breaking the bank, is working with the seasons to capture ingredients at their height of flavour and quality. In autumn, for example, local growers may have a glut of golden pumpkins that they sell off cheaply, and wild blackberries and hazelnuts can be had for free. Feasts for a Fiver shows how planning two or three meals at a time is another important money saver, so that one central ingredient, such as a whole chicken, can be used creatively to spread the cost of a meal.

In addition to seasonal recipes, Sophie provides tips on shopping and planning menus, and gives a useful reminder of when vegetables, herbs, fruit, meat and fish are at their most affordable. Packed with ideas and tricks, Feasts for a Fiver proves that low cost doesn't have to mean low quality.

About the Author
Sophie Grigson is one of Britain's best-loved cookery writers and presenters. Her previous notable series and books include Eat Your Greens, Sophies Meat Course, Taste of the Times and Sophie Grigson's Herbs. She has been a regular cookery columnist for London's Evening Standard and The Sunday Times. She lives near Daventry in Northamptonshire with their husband William Black and their two children, Florence and Sidney.

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Feb 2001
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book after being inspired by the TV series. I love it! I have tried the Indian meal and it worked out very well. Great food and cheap - what more could you ask for?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Art Oakley on 19 Dec 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a good cook book for all, as it is easy to follow and the recipe ingredients are inexpensive and easily available. Would recommend to family and friends.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Don't be put off by the reference to sterling! 7 Mar 2005
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Format: Hardcover
Essentially Ms Grigson has aimed to produce a book full of hearty and traditional British Fayre for a small budget.

Some of the "cheap" ingredients in Britian may not be so elsewhere in the world but otherwise the book does not dissapoint. Hearty feasts abound and are not complex nor troublesome to produce.

Ms Grigson is an enthusiatic and rustic cook and has little pretention or fashion conscious in the Kitchen (thank goodness, mention a "jus" and I think she'd probably thump you!). A season by season layout and easy reading.

Personal favourites would be; Summer Pudding, Potato and Marrow Soup, Brown Sugar Lemonade (strangely gingery in taste!), Cheese and Chutney Purses and Rice Pudding Brulee, yum, yum ad yummy!
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