Economy Gastronomy

About the Show

About the Show

Chefs Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett (The Best) set out to prove that an economic downturn shouldn’t lead to gastronomic sacrifice as they show six households how to create delicious meals on a budget. In each episode of this hit series, Allegra and Paul spend time with a family, determined to help them eat better for less. Their mission is to totally change the way people approach food — how they shop for it, how they cook it, how they store it, how much of it they waste and as a result, show them how they can slash their food bills, while eating mouth-watering meals every day.

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Posted by Jo.WReport
What a great show. Thanks Sharon for letting us know about the recipes and the book. Does anyone know if they are doing a second series?
Posted by BrigitReport
Why aren't the recipes from the show on this page. Alot easier than sitting with a pen and writing them down!!
Posted by Happy HeiferReport
They are on the BBC 2 site - - the recipes are listed by episode.
Posted by MaggieJReport
The series is currently being shown Down Under and I'm thoroughly enjoying both Allegra's and Pauls recipes and tips for the busy and financially challenged families. Haven't tried any recipes yet but will this weekend test some out on my family. Love to see them do a second series for us Aussies.
Posted by Isabelle9Report
I made the economy gastronomy Salmon fish cakes yesterday, a bit more effort than my usual recipe,but they were a big success and there is another meal of them in the freezer.
Posted by Bodacious Report
I would gladly volunteer for an Australian Version. We waste so much food. How about some tumbel down recipes for us.
Posted by SusanReport
really need the recipes on the website!!!!! Or is there a cookbook?
Posted by Happy HeiferReport
see above for a link to the recipes & yes there is a book
Economy Gastronomy: Eat Better and Spend Less (Hardcover)
by Allegra McEvedy (Author), Paul Merrett (Author)
Posted by Hilary9Report
I love it. All the tricks that seem to have been forgotten in our modern lifestyle. More please.
Posted by Happy HeiferReport
It's excellent to see a show that celebrates the simplicity of food and eating together as a family - if we eat in season and locally grown produce you can save even more & food is best at the peak of it's season. Love the show would love to see an aussie version