Cooking on a Bootstrap

Cooking on a Bootstrap : Over 100 Simple, Budget Recipes

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 245 x 18mm | 800g
  • Bluebird
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509831118
  • 9781509831111
  • 63,416

Table of contents

Introduction - i: Introduction Section - ii: Frequently asked questions Section - iii: My kitchen store-cupboard: A shopping guide Section - iv: Kitchen equipment Chapter - 1: Bread Chapter - 2: Breakfasts Chapter - 3: Soups Chapter - 4: A packet of pasta or a bag of rice Chapter - 5: Spuds Chapter - 6: Beans, pulses, lentils Chapter - 7: Contraband Chapter - 8: Eat more greens Chapter - 9: Sweets and treats Acknowledgements - v: Thanks, index and credits
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Review quote

These are wonderful and inspiring recipes. -- Nigella Lawson Jack Monroe is both cookery writer and tenacious campaigner . . . she understands first hand what it's like to be skint and have the desire to put something delicious on the table. -- Nigel Slater 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 Few people know what it's actually like to live on the breadline. Jack does yet she still manages to create delicious, wholesome recipes that anyone can make with the most basic of ingredients and kitchen equipment. -- Fiona Beckett This wonderful book - written with Jack Monroe's typical energy, creativity and no-nonsense style - is full of things I really want to cook and (more importantly) eat. That the recipes frequently cost not more than a matter of pence per head is little short of remarkable. -- Marina O'Loughlin 'If she wasn't already a legend . . . she has 100% reached national treasure status now. -- Stylist
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About Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award and Winner of the OFM Best Food Personality Readers' Award 2018. She is a well-known campaigner against hunger and poverty in the UK, cookery writer and winner of a Women of the Year award in 2014. She is author of the cookbooks A Girl Called Jack, Cooking on a Bootstrap and A Year in 120 Recipes.
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223 ratings
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4 37% (82)
3 11% (25)
2 4% (10)
1 1% (3)
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