2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The Frugal Foodie Cookbook

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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The Frugal Foodie

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Viva Editions (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573443638
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573443630

The Frugal Foodie Cookbook covers everything from roasting coffee at home to concocting inexpensive, crave-worthy casseroles and whipping up snacks on a budget. Starr and Shirk feature irresistible recipes like Shaves Shrimp Rolls, Gourmet PBJ, and Exponential Chicken—which stretches the bird over five different courses. With hundreds of delicious dishes and expert advice, The Frugal Foodie Cookbook will keep you living well and eating better.

Lara Starr is a baker, blogger, and a cook with a calculator. Lynette Shirk is a four-star Frugal Foodie who has cooked at Masa’s, Postrio, Chez Panisse, and Williams-Sonoma. Together they have cooked up a recipe-filled guide to eating better than ever on less. The Frugal Foodie Cookbook will show you how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful, inexpensive meals for any occasion.

LARA STARR never lets a limited budget get in the way of a good meal. The co-author of The Party Girl Cookbook, Lara has offered advice on easy, affordable cooking and entertaining on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites throughout the US and Canada. She lives in Marin County, California, with her well-fed husband and son. Read about her culinary adventures here: http://cakestarr.blogspot.com.

LYNETTE ROHRER SHIRK is a classically trained chef (butcher, baker), entrepreneur (candlestickmaker), and author of nine cookery books. She was educated at the Ohio State University (BA- Classics); and California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Lynette has toiled in the kitchens of Chez Panisse, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Bizou, Stars and Williams-Sonoma corporate headquarters. Lynette loves candy so much that she launched her own website and company: Volcano Candy, featuring her coffee bean candy “Java Lava”. Her glass grape earings have been featured in Bon Appetit magazine and several California Wine Country boutiques. She makes foodie wax sculptures that look like lattes, sweet and sour pork, canned cranberry sauce, and cappuccinos. She is currently learning how to plaster walls with the same techniques used to frost a cake. Lately Lynette has been teaching culinary classes based on recipes from her books Wild Women Throw a Party (Conari Press) and The Mother Daughter Cookbook (Orange Ave.) at Lake Austin Spa and Central Market in Austin, Texas. She will soon reside in Seattle.

The Frugal Foodie Retails for $15.95.

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