So what if filet mignon and foie gras are no longer on the menu? Diana Henry revives the lost art of home economics-making the most of what you have-combining it with today's desire for a sustainable table to show modern cooks that there is "plenty" of food for us to eat and enjoy without depleting our bank accounts and the planet's resources.
This cook's tour of recipes from around the globe is all about the great food you can make without spending a ton of money. With what's left from a simple Roast Chicken, make a fabulous Greek Chicken, Pumpkin, Feta & Filo Pie. Turn a bumper crop of tomatoes and basil into a satisfying Tomato & Pesto Tart. Thanks to a special section on less expensive cuts of meat, you'll soon be creating new family favorites from lamb shoulder, pork belly, skirt steak and the like.
About the Author
Diana Henry was named cooking writer of the year 2007 by the Guild of Food Writers for her work in The Sunday Telegraph Magazine for whom she is the main food columnist. She was shortlisted for the award again in 2008. She is the author of several acclaimed cookbooks including Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons; Roast Figs, Sugar Snow; and Pure Simple Cooking.