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Gourmet Food for a Fiver

Gourmet Food for a Fiver

by Jason Atherton


Published in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Jason Atherton's budget-friendly high-end cookbook is perhaps even more relevant today, in this era of soaring food and energy prices. According to Atherton's intro: "Choose a starter and main course, or a main course plus dessert from this collection and you’ll be able to serve up a fantastic meal for less than £5 a head." Inflation may have altered the costings slightly, but Jason Atherton's expert guidance, including tips on stocking your larder and selecting seasonal produce, will help you to serve restaurant-quality food at a fraction of the cost.

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Fed up with the credit crunch and doing everything on the cheap? Longing to have a really good meal out but can't afford it? Well here's a book to brighten up your evenings and give you some of the delicious gourmet food you've been missing - and all for less than £5 a head for a two-course meal! Jason Atherton, Michelin-starred chef and proprietor of Maze, brings inexpensive, accessible gourmet food into the home kitchen. His creative style and mastery of unique flavours makes his cooking exciting, delicious and highly original. In Gourmet Food for a Fiver, he shows how to create mouthwatering meals within a tight budget at home. Prepared from seasonal ingredients in their prime, the recipes are enticing, fun to make and delectable to eat - perfect for entertaining friends and family or for a glamorous night in. Based on the idea of a two-course meal - one savoury and one sweet - there are more than 80 recipes to choose from. The savoury recipes - veg, fish and meat - are designed to be flexible and many of them can be served either as a starter or main dish. The delectable collection of desserts features fruits from all seasons and includes irresistible chocolate concoctions. Jason also shows how to plate up every dish to make it look restaurant perfect. With its smart, modern design and contemporary photography, Gourmet Food for a Fiver will certainly put some fun back into our cash-strapped lives.

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