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Austerity Cooking 06 Jan 2009
Gill Holcombe
Feeding your family with very little money

The cost of food has risen dramatically, but it’s not an uncommon experience to spend a small fortune at the supermarket and still struggle to put a decent meal together. Gill Holcombe grew up before the culture of convenience and as a single mother of three, has perfected the art of creating delicious food from very meagre shopping lists. She joins Jane with her no nonsense cookery book which is snappily entitled “How to feed your whole family a healthy blanaced diet with very little money…and hardly any time, even if you have a tiny kitchen, only three saucepans (one with an ill-fitting lid) and no fancy gadgets – unless you count the garlic crusher…” Smoked mackerel chowder and Cheshire Tart are on the menu.

“How to Feed Your Whole Family a healthy balanced diet with very little money”
, is published by Howtobooks price £9.99 ISBN 9781905862153

Smoked Mackerel Chowder

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