Thursday, August 27, 2009


Penina Petersen
Hachette - NZ$32.99 - Publication September
While the title of this one sounds dinky di Aussie in fact the author was born in Auckland and shifted between New Zealand and Australia before moving there permanently when she married an Australian in 1999. She now lives n the Mornington Peninsular in Victoria with her family.
Table Tucker is the ultimate budget cookbook, in which recipes and shopping lists work together to produce an easy-to-follow program that will change the way you shop, cook, eat and live, giving you more time in your life and more money in your pocket.
Table Tucker was written by an ordinary mum in an attempt to beat spiralling grocery prices and solve the eternal dilemma of what to cook for dinner. It quickly became a self-published sensation sparking a revolution in the way many Australians lived their lives. Now New Zealand born and raised Penina will be sharing her secrets with her fellow Kiwis.
Table Tucker makes bulk buying, seasonal shopping and using leftovers fashionable at a time when many people are struggling financially.
If you follow Penina's formula you will save the cost of her book in the first couple of days. A chunky 328 page book filled with great help and advice.
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