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economy gastronomy - anyone else watching?

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TheArmadillo Wed 26-Aug-09 20:10:46

£21,000 a year they spend on food.

And they throw away about £7000 of that


I think this has to be the most extravagant lot yet.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 26-Aug-09 20:11:42

Recording to watch tmw.

Have you tried any of the recipes? I mean too.

TheArmadillo Wed 26-Aug-09 20:12:58

I haven't tried any of the recipes yet - though they are extravagent by my standards grin

I just watch to judge blush

fishie Wed 26-Aug-09 20:17:33

i love allegra but couldn't face eating the same thing all week.

nancy75 Wed 26-Aug-09 20:26:25

i made the beef pasta stuff they did last week, nothing special to be honest.
i cant imagine having to eat salmon 4 times in 1 week, or having a salmon stuck in the fridge for a week

TheArmadillo Wed 26-Aug-09 20:29:36

it would be better if they gave you tips for freezing. So beginning of month you buy say the salmon the beef adn the mince - cook up all the bedrock recipes adn then freeze. So you have one of each each week. Rather than being bored to death with the same thing.

saltyseadog Wed 26-Aug-09 20:29:41

There's something very 'MN' about the family somehow

nancy75 Wed 26-Aug-09 20:31:45

TheArmadillo i agree, mince is one thing as you can make things that have quite different tastes with it, but salmon tastes like salmon! much better to make loads and freeze

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Wed 26-Aug-09 20:34:57

Dp has just said the same salty.
DD is loving this , so we might buy the book.

fishie Wed 26-Aug-09 20:35:46

i am getting v fed up with voiceover woman continually mentioning their surname. are we meant to be googling them to find out what cupcake bunting business they are trying to push?

nancy75 Wed 26-Aug-09 20:39:03

rabbit? rabbit? just went to the kitchen came back to find him cooking rabbit - dd would leave home if i tried to feed her a bunny!

fishie Wed 26-Aug-09 20:40:32

ds is desperate to eat rabbit but i don't like it. that rabbit recipe would make an old sponge lovely so it was a bit of a cheat.

TwoIfBySea Wed 26-Aug-09 20:43:35

I paused this so am a little bit behind but it is starting to grate that the families are so obviously not struggling to fit a budget. I'm just jealous at their big fancy kitchen!

And that oldest daughter is a right mirthless madam.

Their mince recipe was in the issue of Good Food and it did say to make it and freeze it in batches to use when required rather than have the same thing day after day.

blametheparents Wed 26-Aug-09 21:06:15

Whi has 3 sea bass just hanging around in the fridge a 'leftovers' which can then be used for friends coming to tea?
What a load of rubbish!

TwoIfBySea Wed 26-Aug-09 21:13:17

Was thinking that too blametheparents, I can't even afford sea bass let alone have it as leftovers conventiently hanging around the fridge!

IotasCat Wed 26-Aug-09 21:21:14

Calling it 'economy' is such a misnomer

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 27-Aug-09 16:37:53

I am watching this now.

The couple don't look happy about having to do a surprise meal and using the sea bass they bought for themselves.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 27-Aug-09 16:39:24

They are def NOT MN material! shock

GossipMonger Thu 27-Aug-09 16:39:47

They must know though that something is going on with surprise people.

first couple had a whole joint of beef

second couple had loads of chicken

I do love the prog but it is so odd! and I could feed my family for a week on their leftovers!

Starbear Thu 27-Aug-09 21:48:17

I like some of the recipes and it is food porn but I was bored this week. The programme makers repeat the same info as fillers. Couldn't be bothered to watch the meal for mates. Were they shopping in ASDA again? Me smell something fishy. I love cooking but I don't get the economy part of this programme! If I went to my local butcher for rabbit, he will fleece me like he did Christmas 2007 £75.00 for a Organic turkey!!! shock I ordered it and didn't ask the price, never, ever again. I can't see rabbit being cheap around here! I do fancy trying it.
I don't think the recipes are very healthy either TREACLE TART! Heart attack on a plate!

bronze Thu 27-Aug-09 23:39:12

They chuck away more than we buy

Rabbits cheap around here. Cost of a cartridge

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