The Thrifty Kitchen is your guide to cooking and shopping on a budget without compromising on flavour or goodness, brought to you by one of Australia's most respected food families. Join food editor and writer Suzanne Gibbs and her daughter Kate as they share their secrets for creating over 170 delicious dishes, as well as provide numerous tips for saving time and money and reducing waste. Discover the tricks to entertaining well without spending a fortune, and reacquaint yourself with the old-fashioned pleasures of a packed lunch. Learn the art of transforming leftovers and the secret to freezing food successfully. Find out how to make the most of cheap, nutritious ingredients and avoid the pitfalls of overpriced processed foods. Accessible, informative and comforting, The Thrifty Kitchen reintroduces us to the cooking commonsense of past generations, while offering encouragement to home cooks wanting to create inspiring meals.