Delia's Frugal Food Hardcover – 30 Oct 2008
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The seventies classic - more relevant now than ever!
About the Author
Delia Smith CBE is the UK's best-selling cookery author, having published over 21 million copies since her first book, How to Cheat at Cooking, was published in 1973. Her cookery books, including Delia's Frugal Food, Delia Smith's Cookery Course and Delia's Complete How to Cook have become instant classics and are firm favourites of cooks around the world, making Delia a household name. Awarded both an OBE and a CBE in recognition of her "contribution to television cooking and recipe writing," Delia's signature, no-nonsense approach to cooking has inspired millions of home cooks to master the culinary basics and prepare classic, delicious meals with minimum fuss.
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most of the recipes are plain, good old fashioned fare, but easy to cook and delicious to eat. i have tried kipper quiche (it was fantastic), bangers braised in cider (mouthwatering) and curried eggs with cauliflower (believe it or not, surprisingly gorgeous). and reading through the recipes there is none that seems would be particularly difficult or time-consuming to make.
most of the ingredients are easy enough to source. in fact, that should be ALL of the ingredients. there is nothing that you cannot buy down at your local monopolising supermarket or independent butcher. the most exotic item i could find was powdered mace, and even my rubbishy local asda had that.
and what's more, ms smith's royalties will go to CAFOD (the catholic fund for overseas development), a highly deserving charity.
a prized addition to my collection, i can recommend this book highly.
It's good, then, to find, not only a new edition, but one that's been updated to take account of changes in what we eat and how we cook. Lard and dripping have been replaced by ground nut oil and you don't even have to make your own pastry - frozen is fine. Good, too, that this has been issued as a hardback: paperback cookery books were never a good idea.
The recipes are basically the same as before - good food made from ingredients that won't break the bank - simple enough for students, ordinary enough for the family and good enough to serve to friends.
Although the emphasis is on economy, there's more than a hint of comfort food here that will not go amiss as the recession deepens and the thermometer falls. Beef in cider - yum - I can hardly wait.
I use this book all the time for good homely reliable recipes - just look at all the things you can do with a pound of sausages, and every receipe a winner - you will not regret buying this book at all!!
The recipes are great! easy to follow, often simple easy to locate ingredients, tasty! and nutritionally good for you. Dehlia was a master of her craft in her day and her teachings are just as important now. Its a book that will get well used, well read and well enjoyed and I heartily recommend it.
As a child of the seventies I found it very interesting from a 'historical' point of view (TVP anyone?) and the recipes are easy to follow and simple for just normal everyday food.
Most people know that to eat cheaply you have to shop in season and buy as little processed food as possible which is quite different to her 'how to Cheat' book - clearly Delia is aware of the changes in the economy since her last book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Times never change this book should be given to every household .its a classic even in 2016Published 2 months ago by Mr F.
Delia's books are always good. Lots of offal recipes but also some interesting ones. The simple bacon and egg pie just perfect for picnics.Published 3 months ago by whistleberry
Fast delivery. Used book but great condition. Some great , simple recipes. Would recommend!Published 5 months ago by Jacqui kirk
Fantastic book, have only had it one week but already tried a couple recipes, most ingredients are already in your store cupboard, but think would have benefited from an inventory... Read morePublished 12 months ago by doobie