(image from bbc.co.uk)
Now, don't get me wrong, I like Nigel Slater. I love watching his tv programmes and I have a good selection of his books, but it is his mode of grocery shopping which I cannot abide.
He empties the fridge [not got a problem with that - seems sensible] but then he wanders around the shops and buys whatever takes his fancy.....
There are two kinds of grocery management which I can get to grips with, and I do a bit of both - the pantry principle [you buy what is on sale and eat from your cupboards] and meal planning [you plan your meals and buy what you need to make those meals] but his idea seems a bit too laid back for me, and I suspect that in real life, he is just feeding himself and his partner and he can get away with this sort of thing. Households full of children needing to be taken places after school rule this sort of shopping out for a lot of us. I suspect that it is not that economical either, although he does talk often about making the most of his ingredients.