Pub date: September 2010
RRP: $29.95
ISBN: 9781863954891
Imprint: Black Inc.
Format: PB
Size: 180 x 180mm
Extent: 240pp


How to Grow Your Own, Buy Local, Waste Nothing & Eat Well

‘I started writing this book after I found myself trying to juggle two seemingly opposing things: I wanted to provide good, nutritious food for myself and my family, while also watching my dollars when I went to the supermarket.’ — Arabella Forge

More and more people are interested in eating well and in understanding where their food comes from. But where to start? Organic, free-range, local, sustainable: the choices can be overwhelming – and expensive.

In Frugavore, Arabella Forge shows that it needn’t be so difficult. She provides a hands-on, practical guide to a new way of living, proving that frugal eating can also be flavoursome and fun. Learn how to access quality produce straight from the source, rediscover forgotten cooking techniques, and create your own kitchen garden complete with compost heap and chicken coop.

Packed with recipes, resources, tips and tricks, Frugavore is a refreshing guide to living and eating well. Before you know it you’ll be enjoying delicious, sustainable meals – and feeling healthier, happier and even a little richer for it.

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Praise for Frugavore:

"This lovely little book is a celebration of good, hearty food." —Epicure, the Age.

"a great read" - Slow Magazine

Frugavore is that welcome rarity – a food book designed to be used.” – The Big Issue

"With this manifesto of peasant wisdom and recipes translated for a 21st century audience, Aussie nutritionist Arabella Forge shows how eating organic, flavoursome, nourishing food is possible on even the tightest budget."  – G Magazine

Interviews and Reviews:

Watch Arabella Forge discuss Frugavore here.

Read an interview with Arabella Forge here.


Arabella Forge

Arabella Forge is a dietitian and nutritionist who specialises in the fields of weight loss and digestive health. She is a food columnist for Fairfax Media, a frequent guest on talkback radio and presenter of a regular segment on Channel 10. Arabella is a keen gardener, chook-keeper and the mother of two sprightly young kids.