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Monday 9 January 2012 6.01pm
I came across a new food blog 'The Skint Foodie' and strongly recommend it: a very well written blog about frugal eating and how wonderful those meals are. But, the reason I am putting it up here is that the writer lives in SE15 and gives very inspiring tips on shops and products in the SE15/SE1 area.
Tuesday 10 January 2012 6.51pm
Stupidly, I forgot to mention the link: www.theskintfoodie.com
Jac
Tuesday 10 January 2012 7.53pm
I really agree with you Maurits this is an inspirational blog. over 200 recipes which is quite something in itself. Well written, down to earth and written by someone who really knows what good food is about, and it's not necessarily the price!
Tuesday 10 January 2012 8.45pm
Oddly enough I found my Aunts old cookery book from the 30s, and all the cost of the dishes are listed at the front of the book! ah those were the days were life was simple!..mind you lifting the book up is not it weighs a ton...
Tuesday 10 January 2012 9.49pm
Jac wrote:
I really agree with you Maurits this is an inspirational blog. over 200 recipes which is quite something in itself. Well written, down to earth and written by someone who really knows what good food is about, and it's not necessarily the price!

I think the blog is essentially about good taste and not (just) about making good food on a budget. La Cucina povera par excellence!

Anyway, there are also valuable tips on shopping in Peckham, a very short bus ride away from Tower Bridge Road.
Tuesday 10 January 2012 11.30pm
Jan the old one wrote:
Oddly enough I found my Aunts old cookery book from the 30s, and all the cost of the dishes are listed at the front of the book! ah those were the days were life was simple!..mind you lifting the book up is not it weighs a ton...
Jan, How fantastic! Hold on to that book or have it published! On the other hand I would love to hear snippets from it. There must be quite tasty pre-war recipes to follow?
Friday 13 January 2012 9.50am
Thanks for the link Mauritz, I agree with Jac and everyone. Excellent and inspirational and very moving. I still have my exercise books and folder from my school cookery classes many moons ago. We had to go into detail about planning meals, balancing diets and providing nutritious food on a budget. We also had to provide the costs for the meals and cook a meal in our cookery lessons.
Sunday 15 January 2012 6.19pm
Mon2,

the prices listed were for 1935.....recipe of number 635 follows:

Filets De St.Pierre A La Genoise (Fillets of John Dory Genoise Style)

1 John Dory, half a gill of picked shrimps, whiting forcemeat ( (recipe 200!) one teaspoon anchovy essence, Genoise Sauce (recipe no.99!) seasoning...average cost ...3 Shillings and 6 pence...

or Dariole moulds filled with 1 Lobster, 2 eggs, 1 small whiting, 1 Gill cream,quarter pound of Panada (?) Truffle, Half pint of Venetian Sauce, pound it all, sieve add cream then steam...makes 6 small moulds for an extravagant 3 shillings and 3 pence!

The book is the size of a family Bible! really fascinating as no modern gas or electric regulo etc., was used...just put on fire! wonderful wonderful stuff.
Sunday 15 January 2012 7.44pm
Jan, this is really nice! I am always fascinated by what people used to eat and to understand what was available. Thank you for this!
Wednesday 18 January 2012 11.02am
Maurits, I am now on a roll...am seeking recipes that cost now more than a shilling for six people!
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