- a blog about food and value

Shrewd food in Pricewatch

Irish TimesIn today’s Pricewatch, Conor Pope talks to Elizabeth Carty, author of Shrewd Food: A New Way of Shopping, Cooking and Eating, a new cookbook about feeding a family of four for less than €100 a week. Pope writes:

The idea of a cheap eats cook book is hardly new and since the start of the downturn budget cook books have become big business.

Books such as The Frugal Cook and the splendidly titled How to Feed Your Whole Family a Healthy, Balanced 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 – have been flying off the shelves .

You can read the full article here.

Carty’s website,, contains a mix of recipes and cooking tips alongside the occasional product review.

One Comment

  1. This is really great stuff. More people need to be looking at using their household budget in this way…even if you don’t need to!