A Girl Called Jack: 100 Delicious Budget Recipes
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 27 February 2014
- Food and Drink
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.