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Episode 4

Economy Gastronomy Episode 4 of 6

Top chefs Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett have devised Economy Gastronomy, a system to slash our food bills and eat better than ever before. The Economy Gastronomy system shows every household in Britain how to save time and money and still create amazing, flavour-packed meals on a budget.

Five of the country's brightest scientists and future engineers turn out to be shambolic shoppers and cooks. Spending 250 pounds a week between them, Cambridge students Jonny, Didi, Adam, Duncan and Charlie are slaves to their nearest convenience store, living on tinned, microwaveable and packet food. They only shop when they're hungry and never cook and eat together. These boys are about to go into the world with not the foggiest idea how to shop or cook a simple, healthy and economic meal. Can Paul and Allegra save them?

With recipes like spicy lamb shish kebab, veal ratatouille, fish pie, and meatball-and-chorizo stew, there's something for cooks of every level to enjoy.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 5 Sep 2009 03:20


Role Contributor
PresenterAllegra McEvedy
PresenterPaul Merrett
ProducerPaul Tasker
ProducerHelen Veale