About us

destitute gourmet is a resource for people wanting to eat well and spend less. Through this website, dg community workshops, cook books, social media and any means possible our mission it to help people eat well and spend less, so they have money left to spend on some of the other important areas of life.

Recipes

We pride ourselves on sharing reliable, tested, tasty affordable recipes using accessible everyday ingredients and seasonal produce, making the most of what the average household already has in the pantry. Join us on Facebook and Instagram so you never miss a new recipe.

Sophie

Food writer, author, presenter and former editor of Food magazine, Sophie is the face and inspiration behind destitute gourmet. With a background in professional cookery and her feet firmly planted in the realities of busy family life, her 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.

Our Story

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Our Approach

Our approach is honest, practical and makes the most of what the average household already has in the pantry. The recipes are simple, the food is delicious and affordable and the message is clear – “It’s easy to eat well and spend less”.

New Book Soon

Sadly all the existing dg recipe books are sold out with no further copies available. But the NEW dg cook book is currently in production and should go on sale early 2021. Once we have a release date we'll let you know and you'll be able to order them from us here.

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Destitute Gourmet Workshops

Community workshops have always been one of the most popular ways communicate the dg approach to food. Sophie’s style is peppered with humour, tips and practical information from easy stuff to grow, or how to stop the avocado turning brown to strategies for dealing with picky eaters. The classes are a "taste everything" opportunity to share with your community. Send us an email if you are interesting in hosting a dg event.
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