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Poor Girl Gourmet:
Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget

by Amy McCoy

Love eating well, but hate paying a lot? Amy McCoy's cookbook, Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget, features decadent and delectable recipes for foodies with limited budgets, but sophisticated tastes.

With the economic downturn Amy transformed from willy-nilly food spender to parsimonious gal. This resulted in a popular blog and a delicious cookbook of the same name that offers engaging stories, friendly advice, and savory recipes. In Poor Girl Gourmet, Amy offers pointers for saving a penny to help those of us who want to spend as little as possible without sacrificing good food.

Poor Girl Gourmet also presents basic techniques for cooking and mouth- watering menu suggestions that break down the cost for each meal. Each recipe serves at least four people, so it's perfect for families on a budget—because eating well while saving money is something that appeals to all of us. Amy also includes a chapter on wine, reviewing 25 kinds and offering pairing suggestions to elegantly top off the perfect meal. And because once-in-a-while splurges make meals more special and life much sweeter, Amy also includes a chapter for entrees serving four for $15 to $30.

Recipes include Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Honey-Balsamic Chicken Thighs, Roasted Beets with Caramelized Beet Greens and Orange-Walnut Pesto, and Sweet Corn and Basil Ice Cream. With full-color photography and heartwarming prose peppered throughout. Poor Girl Gourmet is a divine cookbook that's sweet on the wallet and tempting to the taste buds.

About the Author
As a successful freelance producer for network and cable television, Amy McCoy once enjoyed gourmet food with little concern for price. Then the recession hit and the freelance work all but disappeared. But in the economic downturn, Amy found her mission: to eat the best food she and her husband could while spending as little as possible.  Amy lives on a gentleman's farm in southeastern Massachusetts.


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