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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143775447
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $35.00
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Destitute Gourmet

Over 80 affordable and tasty new recipes plus fan favourites



Modern tasty food that's quick and easy to make, with readily available and very affordable ingredients.

It has been a tough year, and many households have found themselves on reduced incomes. But just because you are on a new and tighter budget, doesn't mean you have to live off two-minute noodles. Sophie Gray has developed a huge collection of lower-cost recipes and shopping techniques to help you make good choices - buying ingredients for food you will enjoy, and which will be good for you too.

Packed with tips and tricks, this new book from Sophie includes 20 fan favourites from her earlier books, voted for by her loyal followers, plus over 80 new recipes. One-pan dinners, vegetarian recipes, meaty meals, salads and snacks plus baking and desserts - there's something for everyone. Stick within your budget, but eat well and enjoy!

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143775447
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

About the author

Sophie Gray

Sophie Gray is the face of, and inspiration behind, destitute gourmet and the ‘dg’ series of cookery books and www.destitutegourmet.com. She is a popular speaker and teacher on food, family life and finances, and is a regular contributor to Food Magazine and Taste Magazine.

destitutegourmet has gathered an international ‘community’ of like-minded followers who Sophie communicates with daily through her Destitute-Gourmet Facebook page. She also engages with the cost-conscious global community via Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram; destitute gourmet has a Youtube channel and is about to release a money-saving phone app.

Sophie presents a local programme of live ‘taste everything’ demonstrations for groups of 100.

Her family-friendly recipes are easy to make, tasty, healthy and affordable, and frequently include gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives. Menu planning, smart shopping tips, how to use leftovers, and advice on eating in season are fundamentals. She is married to Richard, and they have two teenagers, Isabella and Jack. Sophie works fulltime communicating the destitute gourmet philosophy from their home in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kate Hawkesby, writing in Next, found that ‘Sophie’s passion for the real deal is compelling’, while Taste NZ summed up her approach when it said of Delicious: ‘more stylish cheap eats by the Queen of Mean … a tasty dinner in under 30 minutes, and without breaking the bank’.

In Live Well Spend Less, the ‘sassy but sensible’ (Bay of Plenty Times) Gray turns her attention to ways to save money in the household. Her timeless wisdom has never been more relevant than in this time of recession. As the Truth pointed out, these appealing, affordable recipes are ideal for anyone living on a budget — whether students, retirees, or flatters.

Reviewing Feed the Family for $15 or Less, the Waikato Times praised the ‘precise costings’ given, emphasising that economies and savings need not come at the cost of taste.

The Otago Daily Times summed up Delicious as ‘a delicious mix of family and a few slightly posher recipes for destitute gourmet entertaining’, while the Northern Advocate proclaimed Enjoy! offers the sort of meal that ‘looks posh, sounds complicated, but my 11-year-old son, Jack, can make it!’, Cuisine ruling it allows you to ‘dine like royalty on a pauper’s budget’.

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