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A Girl Called Jack
A Girl Called Jack

A Girl Called Jack

100 Delicious Budget Recipes


224 Pages, 7.75 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $25.95 (US $25.95)

Publication Date: September 2014

ISBN 9780718178949

Rights: US

Penguin UK (Sep 2014)
Michael Joseph

Price: $25.95


Jack is a cash-strapped single mom living in Southend. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just £10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity, and by embracing her local supermarket's "basics" range. 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 £10 a week. We need more like her." —Telegraph

Author Biography

Jack Monroe 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.