The message is simple: excellent food is available at affordable prices. You just have to know what you're looking for - and where to find it.Shrewd Food is the definitive guide. Inspired by the hugely popular website shrewdfood.ie, set up in 2009 by dedicated foodie and home-cook extraordinaire Elizabeth Carthy - who knows first-hand the challenges of feeding a family on a budget - this collection of over one hundred recipes for every occasion also includes information on:Shopping for best-value and qualityShrewd cooking tips The shrewd cupboardSeasonal cookingOccasion cooking on a budget.In easy-to-follow recipes containing fresh, affordable ingredients, Elizabeth shares with us her knowledge of traditional Irish cuisine - learned from her mother - to shrewd recipes from Europe and the East, gathered during her many years living abroad.More than just a cookbook, Shrewd Food is a way of life.
Elizabeth Carty was born in Ireland but has spent most of her adult life abroad. She has had a lifelong interest in food, owing her initial palate development to her mother, whom she describes as a fine cook with a modest repertoire. Later, during her time living in London, Cyprus and Dubai, she was introduced to a wide array of cuisine styles, which influence her cooking today.She returned to Ireland with her son in 2000. A recent divorcee, she had to adjust to life on significantly reduced means. She worked by day, and studied at night and qualified as an accountant in 2006. Her love of cooking and entertaining, and her knowledge of doing so on a tight budget, led her to found the Shrewd Food website, with her son, in 2009. It has generated a huge response from enthusiastic foodies, both in Ireland and abroad.Shrewd Food is her first book.