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A Girl Called Jack

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Jack Monroe

A Girl Called Jack

Jack Monroe is a cash-strapped single mum 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 resourcefulness, creativity and her local supermarket's 'basics' range. She created recipe after recipe of delicious, simple and defiantly upbeat meals that were outrageously cheap. Discover with Jack how to be less wasteful, whilst creating inexpensive, great food on a budget.

Recipes include Vegetable Masala Curry for 30p a portion, Pasta alla Genovese for 19p a portion and a Jam Sponge reminiscent of school days for 23p a portion.

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