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Jack Monroe - Author

About the Author

Jack Monroe, age 25, mother to one Small Boy. Campaigner for Oxfam and Child Poverty Action Group. Freelance writer, titles include The Guardian and Independent. Won the Fortnum & Mason Award this year for 'inspiring and encouraging people to explore, enjoy and experiment with food'.

Featured books by Jack Monroe

A Year in 120 Recipes

A Year in 120 Recipes

Author: Jack Monroe Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

A Year in 120 Recipes is the follow-up cookbook from the No 1 bestseller Jack Monroe. Jack Monroe's tasty and resourceful recipes from her well-loved blog have propelled her into the spotlight during the past year. Her first cookbook, A Girl Called Jack, was an immediate success, and confirmed her reputation as an energetic new culinary talent. In A Year in 120 Recipes, Jack gives us a full year of inspiring new recipes. Making the most of seasonal produce, yet with her trademark budget approach, Jack's second cookbook is just as creative and fresh as her first. With 120 recipes in full-colour photography, these include a substantial Baba Gosht, Burned Brown Sugar Meringues, Lazarus Pesto, and a moreish Peanut Butter Bread. Whether you're cooking for a summertime party, or a warming weekday meal, A Year in 120 Recipes gives us affordable recipes for every occasion. Jack was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award for the impact that her blog, A Girl Called Jack, has had. She is now a well-known campaigner against hunger and poverty in the UK, a journalist and weekly recipe columnist for the Guardian.

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A Girl Called Jack 100 Delicious Budget Recipes

A Girl Called Jack 100 Delicious Budget Recipes

Author: Jack Monroe Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

100 easy and delicious meals on a tight budget with Jack Monroe's A Girl Called Jack. Jack is a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just GBP10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity and by embracing her local supermarket's 'basics' range. She created recipe after recipe of delicious, simple and upbeat meals that were outrageously cheap. Learn with Jack Monroe's A Girl Called Jack how to save money on your weekly shop whilst being less wasteful and creating inexpensive, tasty food. Recipes include Vegetable Masala Curry for 30p a portion, Pasta alla Genovese for 19p a portion, Fig, Rosemary and Lemon Bread for 26p and a Jam Sponge reminiscent of school days for 23p a portion. Sassy, political, and cooking amazing food on GBP10 a week. We need more like her . (Xanthe Clay, The Telegraph). Compelling, if sobering, reading . (The Independent). Jack Monroe is a 24-year-old single mother and local newspaper reporter. Finding herself with a food budget of just GBP10 a week, she began to create nutritious recipes to feed herself and her son. Giving the recipes out to a local food bank, to help others in her situation, she then began to publish them online on her blog, A Girl Called Jack, which now has thousands of followers. Jack was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award for the impact that her blog has had. She lives in Essex with her son.

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Other books by Jack Monroe

Good Food for Bad Days

Good Food for Bad Days

Author: Jack Monroe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

'Jack Monroe is a force for good in the world.' Nigella Lawson 'This book will be a friend to you when life is hard.' Matt Haig Seventy-five comforting, delicious and affordable recipes from Jack Monroe, star of BBC's Daily Kitchen Live and author of the Sunday Times bestseller, Tin Can Cook. Food writer and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe presents Good Food for Bad Days, a collection of cheering, tasty and easy meals to make when you're low in spirits. Eating properly is one of the biggest hurdles when you're feeling low, so these recipes (dubbed 'depressipes' by Jack) give you everything you need in a dish; they are inexpensive, simple and filling so that cooking and eating a nutritious meal doesn't seem like an impossible task. This collection includes comforting dishes such as Quick and Spicy Noodles, Recalibration Supper, Jaffa Cake Mug Pudding and Hot Apple Pies. In this handy little paperback cookbook, Jack shares friendly and creative tips for making a little go a long way and for using store-cupboard ingredients: perfect for when you're feeling overwhelmed by whatever is on your plate, but still want to take care of yourself.

Vegan (ish)

Vegan (ish)

Author: Jack Monroe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

'My theory is, if all of us adopted a few more plant-based meals into our diets on a weekly basis, not only would our food bills go down, but so would our environmental impact.' Delicious and creative vegan recipes from no 1 bestselling writer and award-winning campaigner Jack Monroe. This full-colour collection of one hundred simple, affordable recipes is perfect for committed vegans or anyone who wants to give vegan cooking a try. Packed with inventive, easy and 100% vegan dishes, this gorgeous book is sure to appeal - whether you are looking to take the leap, want to be a little kinder to the planet, need ideas to cook for a vegan friend, or simply want to put some more plant power in your everyday cooking. From Breakfast Muckmuffins to Beet Wellington, and Kinda-Carbonara to Bakewell Tart, Jack's easy, vibrant home cooking is tasty, tempting and surprisingly uncomplicated.

Cooking on a Bootstrap

Cooking on a Bootstrap

Author: Jack Monroe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Award-winning cookery writer and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is back with Cooking on a Bootstrap: a creative and accessible cookbook packed with affordable, delicious recipes, most of which are vegetarian. Winner of the Observer Food Monthly Best Food Personality Readers' Award 2018. Jack Monroe is a campaigner, food writer and activist, her first cookbook A Girl Called Jack, was a runaway bestseller. The sequel Cooking on a Bootstrap makes budget food fun and delicious, with 118 incredible recipes including Fluffy Berry Pancakes, Self-Love Stew, Marmite Mac 'n' Cheese and Hot Sardines with Herby Sauce. Chapters include Bread, Breakfasts, A Bag of Pasta and a Packet of Rice, Spuds and Eat More Veg. There are vegan, sweet and what Jack calls 'contraband' dishes here, as well as nifty money-saving tips. With her trademark humour and wit, Jack shows us that affordable, authentic and creative recipes aren't just for those with fancy gadgets or premium ingredients. Initially launching this book as a very limited black and white edition on Kickstarter, Jack reached the funding target in just one day. This beautiful edition contains illustrations and original full-colour photographs to really make your mouth water.