I watched Superscrimpers last night.
It featured a family of five (the children were quite young so not "adults" so to speak) and they spend a staggering £15500 per annum on food (I have rounded the figure).
I was dumbstruck that a family, a very normal looking family could get through so much needlessly.
They did a "stock take" of food in the cupboards, fridge, freezer etc, and that came in at between £900 and £1000.
With the dire shortage of food in this world, it infuriated me with the simpering smiling couple who were trying to "cut down" for the TV cameras
Cooking skills, or lack of them, seem to come up on these types of programmes time and time again, highlighting the need for people to cook "from scratch" in order to maximise their food purchases.
The programme has some good web site links, including a blog which is hitting the press at the moment called A Girl Called Jack. By contrast this young mum manages on about a tenner a week, and cooks up some excellent budget dishes for her and her son.
I have posted the links below to the other food info, all of which is good stuff.
So, do you follow the featured couple on the programme, or are you more thrifty?
I have put this as a general discussion as not everyone one SFN is a member of the food group!
Must dash, as my 6 brace of partridge, 2 gross of qualis eggs and baker's dozen of gateaux are just being delivered to the servant's entrance..................CHANNEL FOUR SCRAP BOOK FOR FOOD