The book is not about scrimping, cutting corners or missing out, though. It is full of clever twists and ideas, ways for using up the leftovers from a roast to make meals in the week. It is packed with unctuous comfort food – and plenty of recipes that cry out to be cooked.
Creamy, silky risottos, punchy pasta dishes and slow-cooked stews made from cheaper cuts fill the pages alongside some seriously devilish puddings. A section on chocolate is a welcome addition.
This is food for families, for sharing around the dining table. Click here to read a recipe for braised chicken and rice with orange, saffron and almond and pistachio syrup.
Supper For A Song by Tamasin Day Lewis, published by Quadrille, £19.99