Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cookbook review: Poor Girl Gourmet

Remember Poor Girl Gourmet? My blogging sister-in-arms? (See my post here.) I finally got a chance to check out her cookbook. And to meet her last night, at a pork cook-off! She's very cool. Of course the pork she made was excellent.

Her cookbook, as you might expect, is filled with the sort of resourceful, make-the-most-of-what-you-have-and-what's-in-season recipes that I love. But she also lists an expected cost breakdown for each recipe, and gives you lists of what you might be able to make in each price range. (Unlike my cost breakdowns, hers are truer to real life--she assumes that you're buying all of the ingredients, at supermarket prices. My costs reflect the fact that I shop in bulk, and already have a vast array of spices, pantry supplies, and homemade stock at my disposal.) She has a kale lasagna recipe I can't wait to try.

In a sense, she's written my cookbook before I could. (Though never fear--I'm working on the Broke Foodie cookbook as we speak.) So if you like my blog, be sure to check out hers, and her cookbook.

1 comment:

  1. Jenny! It was so great to meet you last night! Thank you for the wonderful review, and I hope that you enjoy the cookbook writing process!