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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'.
Winner of the OFM Best Food Personality Readers' Award, 2018 Jack Monroe presents Tin Can Cook, bringing together seventy-five recipes that you can rustle up from tinned and dried ingredients. Beautifully designed with accompanying quirky hand-drawn illustrations, this book is for you if you've struggled to make a dish because the recipe calls for an exotic ingredient you've never heard of. Jack does away with the effort; all her dishes are exciting and new, but you won't have to look further than your local supermarket to make them. Jack's recipes include Red Lentil and Mandarin Curry, Catalan Fish Stew, Pina Colada Toast and many more delicious and creative ideas. Simple and affordable, Tin Can Cook strips away the blinding glamour and elitism of many cookbooks and takes it back to the basics: making great-tasting food with ordinary ingredients.
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.
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.