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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

About the Author

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 a Women of the Year award in 2014. She is author of the cookbooks A Girl Called Jack and A Year in 120 Recipes.


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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