I've always loved Jamie Oliver recipes, and own 5 other cookbooks of his, but, as with most cook books, not much consideration was ever given to cost of ingredients. Until this one. I've made a few so far and it really does help save money. You'll find recipes using cheaper cuts of meat, canned and frozen produce, dry spices, etc, and all to GREAT effect. I applaud a chef who decides to use frozen spinach in a recipe and maximizes the overall flavor. I'm really excited to continue on through this book!