Regardless of how you feel about the word "foodie," or the questionable edible trends that find their way on to menus, you’ve got to admit that good food is always worth sharing. Being economical in the kitchen doesn’t mean that you or your family need to go without good food. On the contrary, everyday recipes should be delicious and satisfying but not leave you out of pocket. This practicality is not new: in every part of the world, the most beloved traditional foods, such as Russian Borscht, Hungarian Goulash, Mexican Quesadillas, and Italian Lasagne, are inexpensive to make for this very reason. Traditional recipes are therefore featured often in this book. These are dishes that you can reproduce reliably day after day, and they have an undeniable feel-good factor.