The Frugal Cook

Fiona Beckett’s highly praised The Frugal Cook: a wealth of fantastic recipes and a book for all who wish to avoid spending too much and want to cut out waste. Learn how to shop, source, pinch and save; when to buy and when to leave; what to store, stretch and set aside. More than 150 frugal recipes that cover breakfast and brunch, lunches and snacks, midweek suppers, weekend cook-ups and entertaining, as well as a thorough glossary of how to get the most out of ingredients and their leftovers. The Frugal Cook is a kitchen manual that no home can afford to be without: it will help you change the way you think about food for the better.

Fiona Beckett is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for most of the national press and currently has a weekly wine column in the Saturday Guardian magazine. She is the author of many books, including The Ultimate Student Cookbook, three Beyond Baked Beans student cookbooks, Sausage & Mash and Meat & Two Veg (all Absolute Press).


‘Perfectly timed for the credit crunch, Beckett cooks with inexpensive cuts of meat, buys fruit and veg seasonally when it’s cheaper, and turns leftovers into irresistible new dishes.’
The Independent

‘Definitely a good investment.’
The Daily Mail

‘…my choice for reading and cooking is The Frugal Cook. Beckett is a whiz at using leftovers and humble ingredients.’
The Times

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