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An evening with Jack Monroe at The Fitzrovia Chapel

Thursday 23rd August 18:30 at Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF

Campaigner, food writer and activist Jack Monroe will be interviewed by Kerry Hudson at magnificent Grade II* listed venue The Fitzrovia Chapel, on the evening of publication of their third book Cooking on a Bootstrap (Pan Macmillan).

Jack will be discussing their politics, their activism and their cooking; precisely what it means to nourish your body and mind through food that doesn’t break the bank.

Tickets are £5, or £15.99 including a copy of Cooking on a Bootstrap. Jack will be signing copies after the event.

About the book

Jack Monroe is a campaigner, food writer and activist. Their first cookbook A Girl Called Jack was a runaway bestseller selling nearly 60,000 copies. The sequel Cooking on a Bootstrap makes budget food fun and delicious, with 118 incredible new 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 their 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.

“I love this book – Jack shows how limited cash need not limit your ambition or imagination in the kitchen. It's joyful, democratic and beautifully written, and I want to eat everything.”Xanthe Clay

Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Her first novel Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma was published in 2012 by Chatto & Windus (Penguin Random House) and was the winner of the Scottish First Book Award while also being shortlisted for the Southbank Sky Arts Literature Award, Guardian First Book Award, Green Carnation Prize, Author’s Club First Novel Prize and the Polari First Book Award. She is currently working on a non-fiction book, LOWBORN, and a series of columns for The Pool, which will take her back to the towns of her childhood as she investigates her own past and what it means to be poor in Britain today.


Fitzrovia Chapel, 2 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF

Thursday 23rd August 18:30

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