A Girl Called Jack: 100 delicious budget recipes (Paperback)
  • A Girl Called Jack: 100 delicious budget recipes (Paperback)

A Girl Called Jack: 100 delicious budget recipes (Paperback)

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Published: 27/02/2014
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100 easy and delicious meals on a tight budget with Jack Monroe's A Girl Called Jack.

A blogger, campaigner and an unbeatable source of first-hand experience of how to cook and eat well on a budget Jack Monroe is a breath of fresh air in the world of food writing. No gimmicks, no cheating, just good, honest, genuinely inexpensive food.

As a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend, Jack Monroe found that living on benefits is no picnic. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just £10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity and by embracing the 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 the best school lunches for 23p a portion not to mention her delicious 9p vegan burgers (a favourite with more than one Waterstone’s bookseller)

Jack Monroe 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 and you can read more of her recipes and writing on her blog https://cookingonabootstrap.com/

“Every now and then a food writer with a fresh and authentic voice comes along, and Jack Monroe is that rare find. Her recipes are founded on the ideal of eating well on a budget, but there is nothing drab about her food: it’s as vibrant as her voice; and A Girl Called Jack is full of food with bold flavour, recipes that beg to become part of your daily repertoire. This is a book with charm and brio, and a true helpmeet in the kitchen.” – Nigella Lawson.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718178949
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 737 g
Dimensions: 252 x 292 x 21 mm

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 *

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“Lovely recipes at reasonable prices”

Bought this to help supplement our family's diets (while spending a tad less at the grocery). It certainly does the trick, and we've had more than a few great meals because of this book.

The only reason I... More

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“Nice approach to cooking on a budget”

Cooking on a budget does not need to be boring, bland or unhealthy. Jack Monroe, the mastermind behind the blog agirlcalledjack.com, was struck by the recession when she lost her job and suddenly had to make do with... More

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“Heartfelt, Useful and Innovative”

This is not your average cookery book. Most cookery books include ingredients you are unlikely to have in the cupbard already; they include recipes for pretentious dishes which you might cook once in a lifetime to... More

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