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BBC随身英语听力:控制日常饮食开销的省钱妙招

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与其下馆子或叫外卖,不少人更愿意自己下厨,他们认为做饭这件事既有乐趣,又能节省开支。怎样才能吃好又花钱不多?本集介绍几个控制日常饮食开销的省钱妙招。
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Cutting the cost of cooking

在家做饭的省钱妙招

Are you planning to eat out tonight or are you going to stay in to save the pennies? A meal out at a good restaurant or even a pizza parlour can set you back a small fortune, so cooking for yourself makes financial sense. But with the rise in food prices, it's important to be a savvy shopper to keep your food bill in check.

你今晚打算出去吃还是留在家里省点钱?去一家不错的餐厅甚至是披萨店吃饭可能会花掉一大笔钱,所以自己做饭是合算的。但是随着食品价格的上涨,明智购物是很重要的,要控制食品支出。

These days our supermarket shelves are packed with a tempting array of food items: from the daily staples, like bread and milk, to the exotic, like mangoes and saffron. There's also the option of buying ready meals - convenient food that comes at a price. However, if you're feeling the pinch, there are things you can do to make the money you spend on food go further.

如今,超市货架上摆满了各种诱人的食品:从面包和牛奶等日常主食,到芒果和藏红花等珍奇食品。此外,也有即食食品可供选择——价格不菲的方便快餐。然而,如果你感到手头拮据,可以做很多事情开源,这样就能买到想吃的东西了。

According to the BBC Food website, it's all about changing your habits. It claims that cooking filling and tasty meals on a budget is easy. It suggests a number of 'tricks' such as using cheaper cuts of meat, "bulk out small amounts of meat with less expensive proteins" and "transform small amounts of leftovers into a filling meal".

据BBC美食网站报道,这只是需要改变习惯的问题。该网站声称,在预算范围内做一顿烹饪美味并不难。它提出了一些“窍门”,比如使用更便宜的切肉,“用更便宜的蛋白质让少量的肉看起来饱满”,以及“把少量的剩菜变成一顿能填饱肚子的饭”。

A favourite pastime of mine to help when money is tight is to stock up on items that are on special offer - such as BOGOF deals (Buy one, get one free). However, this is more of a problem when it comes to perishable items like fresh fruit and vegetables. In the UK, about 39% of household food waste is fruit and veg. So it's a good idea not to stock up on too much of these things. Store them carefully and make the most of them in all your recipes.

当手头紧的时候,我最喜欢做的一件事就是购买特价商品——比如BOGOF特价商品(买一送一)。然而,当涉及到像新鲜水果和蔬菜这样的易腐食品时,就不能用这个方法了。在英国,水果和蔬菜占了家庭食物垃圾的约39%。所以最好不要买太多这样的东西。要小心地储存并在烹饪时充分利用。

Food waste is a big problem generally so shopping carefully can also reduce the amount we throw away. And in Edinburgh in Scotland, it's possible to reduce waste and not break the bank by visiting a recycled food shop, which has been set up to prevent surplus food from shops ending up in the bin. The Food Sharing Hub allows people to pay as much as they want for the rescued food, which is past its 'best before date'.

食物浪费是一个大问题,所以按需购物也可以减少浪费。在苏格兰的爱丁堡,可以把购买的多余食材送到一家食品回收商店,这样既可以减少浪费又能节约成本。这家店的设立就是为了防止多余的食材被浪费。这个食物分享中心里的食材都已经经过了“最佳食用日期”,所以价格随顾客自己确定。

Of course, the biggest thing you can do to help your cash flow is to cut back on takeaway coffees and lunches. Making your own is usually healthier for you and your finances!

当然,你能做的最能省钱的事情是少叫外卖咖啡和午餐。自己烹饪不仅对健康有利,更能节省开支哦!

 

词汇表

save the pennies

省点钱

set you back

花掉(不少钱)

a small fortune

一大笔钱

make financial sense

从钱的方面讲是合理的,合算

savvy

有头脑的

keep in check

限制(开销)

come at a price

价格不菲的

feel the pinch

感到手头拮据

make the money go further

让钱花得更值

on a budget

预算很紧,节省费用

bulk out

使…量足

tight

手头紧

stock up

大量储备、囤积

BOGOF

买一送一

break the bank

花太多钱

cash flow

现金流转

cut back on

削减…(花费)

finances

财力,资金

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