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A Girl Called Jack 100 Delicious Budget Recipes by Jack Monroe

A Girl Called Jack 100 Delicious Budget Recipes

Cookery, Food and Drink   

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As well as providing excellent ideas and recipes for some 100 money-saving meals, Jack also makes the point that most glossy cookbooks and TV cookery programmes do little to further the cause of cooking, do little to interest the beginner and don’t take account of tight budgets. It’s not difficult to cook and if you can’t then this is an excellent starter book. Hard-up and have little in the way of kitchen equipment? Again this is a good place to start. Jack Monroe has been there, no money, little equipment – nothing apart from sheer determination to not go hungry.

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A Girl Called Jack 100 Delicious Budget Recipes by Jack Monroe

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.


A terrific resource for anyone trying to cook nutritious and tasty food on a tight budget * Sunday Times * A plain-speaking, practical austerity cookery guide - healthy, tasty and varied. -- Patrick Butler * The Guardian * Prepare to feel very inspired, and very hungry. * Look * A powerful new voice in British food * Observer * 100 tasty, cheap-as-chips - but much healthier - recipes * Good Housekeeping * Sassy, political, and cooking amazing food on GBP10 a week. We need more like her. -- Xanthe Clay * The Telegraph * Packed with inexpensive, delicious ideas to feed a family for less * Woman and Home *

About the Author

Jack Monroe

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'.

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27th February 2014


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Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


224 pages


Budget cookery



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