Second hand bargain: A cook book

Published: 9th Feb, 2009

Great hair, great cook


Such is the nature of this crippling financial winter that dreamy young go-getters have been forced to stop ordering in, and are having to cook for themselves. Cue disaster. Big joints of lamb are being “roasted” on hobs, scrambled eggs boiled in the oven. These suits, bless them, don’t know what they’re doing. They only bought the oven to match the kitchen tiles. Hence, with the purse strings pulling ever tighter, we cheerfully applaud anyone with the brains to track down a bargain in a nearby charity shop. Luke, literally the poshest man we have ever met, deserves a gigantic round of applause after an excellent weekend’s shopping. “I thought I’d pop in and see if they had a Jamie Oliver book that I could cook from,” he told us, over a pint and a port. “They didn’t, but they did have a Gary Rhodes one, so I bought that.” He went on to explain how he was looking forward to impressing his pals with an Ox Cheek Stew and Beetroot Fritters. So come on Luke, how much for this amazing guide to cooking? “A quid!”

Fantastic sticking-it-to-the-recession!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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