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Cooking on a Bootstrap

Over 100 Simple, Budget Recipes

Cooking on a Bootstrap

Over 100 Simple, Budget Recipes

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£16.99

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509831111
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 23/08/2018
Width: 19 cm
Height: 24.6 cm
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. 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 meals, sweet treats and what Jack calls 'contraband' dishes here, as well as helpful 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. This beautiful edition contains illustrations and original full-colour photographs to really make your mouth water. 'She understands first hand what it's like to be skint and have the desire to put something delicious on the table' - Nigel Slater

Jack Monroe

Jack Monroe is an award-winning cookery writer, TV presenter and a campaigner against hunger and poverty in the UK. She is author of the bestselling cookbooks: Good Food For Bad Days, Tin Can Cook, Vegan (ish), Cooking on a Bootstrap and A Girl Called Jack. She was awarded the Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award in 2013 and the OFM Best Food Personality Readers' Award in 2018. She has given evidence to parliamentary inquiries and consulted on the School Food Plan and National Food Strategy. Jack is working on a new price index, The Vimes Boots index, to measure the cost of basic foodstuffs and inflation as it affects those on the lowest incomes.

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, chef and Telegraph food columnist 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, food writer for the Guardian 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, restaurant critic 'If she wasn't already a legend . . . she has 100% reached national treasure status now. -- Stylist

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