Jocasta Innes shows that delicious and stylish cooking does not have to rely on expensive ingredients and that budget food does not mean simply opening a tin or a packet. Thrifty tips on sensible shopping, using leftovers and creating home-made versions of store-bought favourites help to cut the costs at every stage. More than 250 international recipes, including soups, puddings and vegetarian meals, ranging from quick snacks to impressive party dishes, will suit every occasion and guarantee the tastiest results at the cheapest cost. First published in 1971, this well loved kitchen classic has been totally revised and updated to take into account the ever-increasing range of low-cost ingredients now available in local supermarkets.
Jocasta Innes was born in China and by the age of 15 had visited nearly every continent in the world. With a background of travel, her approach to cooking and food is catholic and international. Today she is best known for her range of paints and chain interior decorating shops, Paint Magic. She is also the author of a string of books on housekeeping and home decorating.