Sophie Gray, former editor of Food magazine and food director for Bauer media is also known as the “destitute gourmet”. She is the author of 10 bestselling cook books with a focus on fashionable food that doesn’t cost a fortune and is a popular and entertaining speaker and presenter on food, family life and finances.
Sophie’s passion for the real deal is compelling and her honesty about her own experiences of feeding a family on a low budget are frank and relatable; making her a champion for the average kiwi household and the go to for media comment on food related issues.
She has a large engaged community of followers on her destitute gourmet Facebook and Instagram accounts and has been a regular columnist for Healthy Food Guide, About Kids, Food magazine, Simple Savings Australia and Taste Magazine among others, writing for and developing recipes specific to everyday households watching their budget.
Join us at Kitchen Things Hamilton for a wonderful night learning some of the tips and tricks first hand from Sophie as she cooks some recipes from her new cookbook. Plus at the same time you will be helping Waikato Food Inc raise funds so we can continue serving up the best in the Waikato.
More about Sophie
Fashionable Food that doesn’t cost a fortune” – that’s the guiding principle behind Sophie Grey’s ‘destitute gourme’, a comprehensive cooking resource for ordinary people with limited incomes and busy lives who love good food.
Destitute gourmet came about through Sophie’s experiences of trying to feed two fussy children and two foodie parents on a grocery budget of $60-70 per week. Her background in restaurant cooking enabled her to create delicious tasting, terrific-looking, healthy food from inexpensive ingredients.
The tricks and techniques she developed became the destitute gourmet brand, that now includes ten cookery books, a guide to saving money called Live Well Spend Less, plus a website (destitutegourmet.com) with over 15000+ Facebook and 3000 Instagram fans.
All Sophie’s recipes use ingredients the average household might already have on their pantry shelves and are readily available in supermarkets. She takes her inspiration from peasant cuisines such as Indian, Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean – cuisines that do ‘inexpensive and delicious’ really well.
Thanks to the wonderful team at Kitchen Things Hamilton for making this event happen