Spending too much at the checkout? Want to break bad shopping habits? Want to save money for the things that really matter?
Eat Well for Less is an inspiring new 2-part series, that offers entertaining and practical ways to east better and save money while you do it.
It will change the shopping, cooking and eating habits of a nation. Our hosts take families who are cash strapped and time poor, seize their shopping trolley, and then meal by meal, transform the way that family eats. They will secretly film the families when they do their supermarket shopping to expose their problems and attempt to mend their ways. From tips and tricks to grand public experiments, it's a show full of fascinating insights into exactly what we put into our fridges, cupboards and our bellies. Eat Well for Less will show the average Australian family what to buy, how it's made and where to buy it, so they can shop, cook and eat for less without scrimping on quality.
Status: In Development
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Eat Well for Less - You can't have your cake and eat it - Netflix
You can't have your cake and eat it (too) is a popular English idiomatic proverb or figure of speech. The proverb literally means “you cannot simultaneously retain your cake and eat it”. Once the cake is eaten, it is gone. It can be used to say that one cannot or should not have or want more than one deserves or is reasonable, or that one cannot or should not try to have two incompatible things. The proverb's meaning is similar to the phrases “you can't have it both ways” and “you can't have the best of both worlds.” Many people are confused by the meaning of “have” and “eat” in the order as used here, although still understand the proverb and its intent and use it in this form. Some people feel the above form of the proverb is incorrect and illogical and instead prefer: “You can't eat your cake and [then still] have it too”, which is in fact closer to the original form of the proverb (see further explanations below) but uncommon today. Another variant uses “keep” instead of “have”. Having to choose whether to have or eat your cake illustrates the concept of trade-offs or opportunity cost.
Eat Well for Less - History - Netflix
The order of the clauses in the saying has been the subject of some debate, and was even used in forensic linguistics (contributing to the identification and arrest of the so-called Unabomber). An early recording of the phrase is in a letter on 14 March 1538 from Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, to Thomas Cromwell, as “a man can not have his cake and eat his cake”. The phrase occurs with the clauses reversed in John Heywood's “A dialogue Conteinyng the Nomber in Effect of All the Prouerbes in the Englishe Tongue” from 1546, as “wolde you bothe eate your cake, and have your cake?”. In John Davies' “Scourge of Folly” of 1611, the same order is used, as “A man cannot eat his cake and haue it stil.” In Jonathan Swift's 1738 farce “Polite Conversation”, the character Lady Answerall says “she cannot eat her cake and have her cake.” The order was reversed again in a posthumous adaptation of “Polite Conversation” in 1749, “Tittle Tattle; or, Taste A-la-Mode”, as “And she cannot have her Cake and eat her Cake.” From 1812 (R. C. Knopf's “Document Transcriptions of War of 1812” (1959) VI. 204) is a modern-sounding recording of “We cannot have our cake and eat it too.” According to the Google Ngram Viewer, the eat-first order was more common until about 1935, since which time the have-first order has become much more popular.
Eat Well for Less - References - Netflix