We are very sorry to read that you have had some problems with our book. Upon reading your review we have been through the book to check the shopping lists, it would seem that we have made a mistake with one as we have missed some ingredients. For that we are very sorry. We will rectify the mistake for our next print run. We would like to point out that after checking all the other samples menus, we have found they are still ok to use.
We have tried our hardest to make the costings for our recipes as accurate as possible. We took an average across Tesco and Sainsburys at the time of writing the book, for example we even calculate how much 1 teaspoon of freeze dried basil costs and include that in the pricing. We have also promised to update these prices (as we all know food costs are going up) every time we do a print run. We know that nobody else provides actual costings for their recipes and we also know that it is never going to be perfect but we feel that it is a great tool for helping people budget while they are at university.
Here at the Nosh kitchen we motivated by getting people cooking with real ingredients and avoiding ready made meals. We believe that it not only tastes better but it saves money in the long run. We have recipes for when you are a bit short of cash in our "broke but hungry" section and a few that cost a little more for when you are feeling a little more flush. Having said that our average cost for a recipe is £1.28 per person. Now, we think that is pretty good.
We do have to take issue with being branded "outright liars", we made a small mistake and for that we are sorry. It is never our intention to mislead anyone, we are trying to write books that get people cooking, that's all.