Good Cheap Food Author:Miriam Ungerer With food prices rising all around us and the quality of available ingredients falling at the same rate, the art of fine cooking is more than ever becoming a province of the very rich or the very imaginative. One can, of course, always fall back on the ubiquitous chicken or hamburger or on any of the various "convenience" foods in times of stre... more »ss, but for those men and women who prefer to rely on their own skills in preparing "good, sound, money-saving, real food" for themselves and their friends, this "cookbook for skinflint gourmets" is sure to be a boon.
In Good Cheap Food, Miriam Ungerer -an excellent cook and a good writer who minces no words- has served up a blissfully simple, completely explicit, and thoroughly appetizing array of recipes that anyone can use. Recognizing that the great cuisines of the world developed in countries where home economic meant just that, where the cook's ingenuity had to make up for the lack of resources, she has adopted methods perfected by French and Chinese chefs and by provincial cooks from many other lands, including our own. She provides a convenient list of basic kitchen equipment-which begins with the hands-and a great deal of practical buying information. As the fine collection of recipes that follows will show, hers is a thoroughly refreshing and realistic approach to the problem of cooking well on next to nothing.« less