This book title sums it up well. Family Feasts for $75 a Week: A Penny-wise Mom Shares Her Recipe for Cutting Hundreds from Your Monthly Food Bill is not just a book of cost-cutting methods (in fact, she doesn’t even use coupons!). In aiding the reader to save on her monthly “food bill,” Mary Ostyn challenges the reader to look at all places were money is spent on food, including trips to the coffee shop, fast food, and eating out.
The book is 1/3 narrative about her money-saving habits, and 2/3 recipes, since cooking — and cooking from scratch for the most part — is the primary way to realize significant savings on food.
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Even if you don’t think that this book would help you out, I think that it would make a fabulous gift to anyone setting up their first kitchen, or looking to eat more meals in.
Jennifer Donovan loves to cook and loves to read cookbooks. If she doesn’t have her nose in a book, you might find her stirring the pot with a wooden spoon, or shoveling it in with a fork. She occasionally blogs about her adventures in the kitchen at Snapshot.