This morning, NPR featured Christopher Kimball, host of America’s Test Kitchen and editor of Cook’s Illustrated, talking about a great approach to eating frugally: cook as though you were living in the 1800’s!Â Of course, back then, whole, unprocessed foods were the norm.
“At one time, the American kitchen was by definition a frugal kitchen. Because ingredients were so expensive in the 1800s, a whole industry formed around “taking large pieces of food, breaking them down, preserving them and reusing them; and the food was really good,” Chris Kimball, host of America’s Test Kitchen, tells NPR’s Renee Montagne.”
He offers up tips on cooking with steel-cut oats and shared recipes for Indian Pudding and Kentucky Burgoo. Good stuff! Read or listen to the story here.