Paul Merrett

Economy Gastronomy
  • Economy Gastronomy

  • Learn how to eat better and spend less in 2020

    'Delicious, thrifty, inspiring' - Guardian


    Featuring over 100 mouth-watering recipes and practical tips, Economy Gastronomy will help you to cook simple, better food, and along the way save you a lot of money.

    - Get two, or even three, meals out of one basic ingredient
    - Turn leftovers into new and exciting dishes
    - Stock your cupboards so there's always a meal in the house
    - Shop seasonally, freeze and store food
    - Plan your meals and shrink your food bills

    With breakfasts, lunch, dinner, snack and treat ideas, you'll be making luxurious meals without spending a fortune or discarding surplus food in no time. Recipes include:

    - Caramelised onion and Cheshire cheese tart
    - Onion bhajis, tarka dahl and almond rice
    - Spinach, ham and ricotta gnocchi
    - Chinese-style crispy duck

    With Economy Gastronomy you'll learn how to use and spend less, without scrimping on flavour.

Paul Merrett owns and runs the Victoria Pub and Dining Rooms in Sheen. He has been awarded a Michelin star twice, and is the author of Using the Plot: Tales of an Allotment Chef (2008).He was the presenter of BBC Two's Ever Wondered About Food... series, and co-presented a BBC Two ten-part prime-time series called The Best. Paul is married with two children. Allegra McEvedy co-founded Leon, the award-winning healthy, fast-food restaurant group. In 2008, she was awarded an MBE for services to the hospitality industry. She is the Resident Chef of the Guardian's G2, and writes a blog column for the Observer Food Monthly. Her second book Allegra McEvedy's Colour Cookbook won the IACP 2007 Cook Book award. She was born and educated in West London, where she still lives.

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