In Chapter 9, Eating In: Rethinking the Daily Grind, we tour our favorite food meccas and offer tips for finding the best for less. Our motto is never stop drinking and we give you a primer on the best teas and coffees (it’s the little luxuries that a girl needs to focus on to get her satisfaction). We give you the low down whiskey (or is it whisky –we’ll fill you in on the difference) the official drink of any recession/depression. We offer up a whole new set of rules about how and when to use take out. And, best of all we share a few of our favorite recipes.

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……no reason to be a masochist and deprive yourself of the right to a nice, long, stiff one (drink, that is).  In fact spirits are just what you need during tough times—real spirits, not mediocre cocktails with sex names (pomegranate coconut orgasm) that leave you overspent and underbuzzed.

On the perils of food shopping on your way home from work:

You missed lunch, and now your stomach is growling, your head is pounding, and all you want is something big, hot and satisfying to fill you up.  You enter your local market and…it’s as if you haven’t gotten it in months and you’re in a room of Brad Pitt lookalikes …everything looks so good you would hop into bed with any crisp, long cucumber!  Wait…

Bitches on a Budget published by the New American Library of Penguin Books. Ask for it at your local bookshop.