A Girl Called Jack

A Girl Called Jack : 100 delicious budget recipes

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100 simple, basic-ingredient recipes from the bestselling and award-winning food writer and anti-poverty campaigner behind Tin Can Cook.

'A terrific resource for anyone trying to cook nutritious and tasty food on a tight budget' Sunday Times

Learn how to utilise cupboard staples and fresh ingredients in this accessible collection of low-budget, delicious family recipes.

When Jack 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 and creativity by embracing her local supermarket's 'basics' range.

She created recipe after recipe of delicious, simple and upbeat meals that were outrageously cheap, including:

* Vegetable Masala Curry for 30p a portion
* Jam Sponge reminiscent of school days for 23p a portion
* Onion Pasta with Parsley and Red Wine - an easy way to get some veg in you
* Carrot, Cumin and Kidney Bean Soup - tasty protein-packed goodness

In A Girl Called Jack, learn how to save money on your weekly shop whilst being less wasteful and creating inexpensive, tasty food.

Praise for Jack Monroe:

'Jack's recipes have come like a breath of fresh air in the cookery world' NIGEL SLATER

'A terrific resource for anyone trying to cook nutritious and tasty food on a tight budget' Sunday Times

'A plain-speaking, practical austerity cooking guide - healthy, tasty and varied' Guardian

'A powerful new voice in British food' Observer

'Packed with inexpensive, delicious ideas to feed a family for less' Woman and Home
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 194 x 242 x 15mm | 726g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0718178947
  • 9780718178949
  • 84,721

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

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, weekly recipe columnist for the Guardian, and winner of Women of the Year 2014.
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Rating details

782 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 48% (379)
4 33% (257)
3 11% (84)
2 5% (40)
1 3% (22)

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First look at the cover was unimpressive. But once I turned the pages...I was very impressed! I fell in love with this simple yet delicious recipes. It doesn't use a lot of heavy cream, but instead it used a lot of yogurt, which is delicious. Pastas, cakes, cookies, soup, poultry, meat and many more. Various dessert and main course option with easy to get ingredients. Buy this book. You won't be disappointed.show more
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