Cookmiser Paperback – Jul 2000
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About the Author
First-time author and book publisher with close to twenty years experience as an illustrator and as an unpublished writer.
Top Customer Reviews
Look at it this way.. besides the obviously lawyer legalese "Warning-Disclaimer" at the beginning of the book (wow! I've never seen this type of thing in a cookbook before!).. the book ENDS with this paragraph by the author on page 250:
"PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that CookMISER is a book of ideas, if you don't like one, joyfully move on to the next. It doesn't matter that they're not necessarily all winners. The important thing is that the book or its contents averages well. Moreover, always test new, complex or bizarre recipes by yourself before subjecting your family, friends, or guests to them." Uh.. well said!! If you DO get this book, then definitely heed the authors own advice! The CookMISER book isn't worth my shelf space.
As you can tell by now, my experience with this book has been negative. If you can check it out firsthand (from a library or such) then I highly recommend doing so. It may not be what you are expecting even if you are into the Frugal lifestyle hardcore!Read more ›
This book will be particularly helpful for anyone who has a large family to feed or is living on a fixed income. "Cookmiser" is definitely not your typical, everyday cookbook. There is virtually every type of recipe contained here and definitely something to please everyone. From ethnic foods, main course meals and soups to candy bars, fast food favourites and, yes, even beer, the wide variety of recipes are unique, easy and low cost. This is truly a great book at an affordable price and highly recommended.
The recipes in this book include a wide range of ethnic foods, candy bar making, soda and beer production, sausage and cheese instructions, how to grow your own sprouts for sandwiches and salads, and of course, a huge variety of everyday meals are at hand. Whether you are a seasoned miserly grocery shopper, or one who's never checked a price, the shopping guide can come in quite handy. Included are detailed illustrations of the foods you should be looking for as well as a complete shopping list for your convenience.
The section on preparation is an excellent resource in itself, even if you decided never to try a single recipe in the remainder of the book! Here the author tells us how to blanch, freeze, presoak, and premix items you will need for your meal planning. Handy charts providing blanching times and presoaking instructions for all different foods are provided. Also pointed out and highly illustrated, are appliances you will need in your kitchen, prep instructions for freezing and storage, storage guides, conversion tables, oven usage guidelines, cooking terms, and more!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I can't praise this book enough. While many of the recipies call for generic ingrediants that won't taste exactly like the "real things", they won't damage your budget, and will... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2002 by Steven F. Scharff
Tired of reading books about saving money in the kitchen, only to find out it was written in the US, using ingredients either unavailable or in NO WAY considered inexpensive here... Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2002 by T. Rimmer
Although I just received this book today, it seems like a wonderful addition to any frugal cooking library. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2001
This cookbook guarantees to help you cook complete meals for .33 to .67 each! It includes 700 made-to-be frugal recipes, including fast food versions, chocolate-coated snacks,... Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2000 by Rachel Paxton