How to Eat Better for Less Money, James Beard and Sam Aaron, Second Revised Edition, 1970, Simon and Schuster, hardcover with dust jacket, 316pp.
Learn economical food prep from the masters with this vintage cookbook. First written in 1954 to "fill a gap in the cookbook field -- the need for a realistic, down-to-earth approach to the subject of eating well without straining the food budget", Beard revised it 15 years later as the cost of living continued to climb. One might say an even greater need for such a book exists today - with hundreds of recipes clearly presented for classic preparation - such as the New England Clam Chowder, using fresh or canned minced clams, "Choucroute Garnie", a sausage dish flavored with juniper berries, Old Fashioned Meat Loaf, Country Style Chicken Casserole, a great variety of vegetable dishes, salads, cheese and egg entrees, healthy pasta, rice and grains, and mouth-watering desserts all the more enjoyable due to their simplicity.
From the book jacket: "Here are some of the book's highlights: Soups - A chapter of thrifty ways to use rich, flavorful stocks. Hearty soups, clear soups, cream soups & the classic pot-au-feu. Appetizeres - Delicious party fare: hors d'oeuvre, pates, dips, and cunks. Budget-relaxing first courses for family meals and entertaining. Fish & Seafood - Basic methods of cookery for "best buys" - or your own catch. Meat - How to make the costliest part of the meal less expensive, more delicious. Shopping tips, unusual cuts, dozens of original, money-stretching recipes. Poultry - Chicken in the pot, the pie, the casserole & other interesting ways. Turkey: six meals from a 16-pound bird, six more from a 20-pounder. Vegetables - From Chinese asparagus to Ratatouille, the versatile veg takes on new interest ...
Separate chapters offer menus for entertaining at dinner parties, buffets, lunches, brunches, evening snacks; and money-saving information on stocking your wine and liquor supply, and throwing a fun wine-tasting party.
Book is in clean, intact condition, tightly bound in bright cloth hardcovers. Dust jacket has wear to the edges and a few repaired tears - still doing a fine job of safeguarding the book, economically!