Food book of the week: A Girl Called Jack (Daily Mail review)

I am really looking forward to receiving my copy!



Is Jack Monroe a saint or a martyr? A bit of both probably, but there is no denying the impact she has made in a relatively short time.

It is just two years since she began writing her blog,, which started out as local political commentary about her home town of Southend and, thankfully, blossomed into something much more widely readable, practical and relevant: how an unemployed, single mother was able to feed herself and young son satisfyingly on £10 a week.

Her recipes, created from a combination budget ingredients, innovation and necessity, found a sympathetic and receptive audience, impressed by the fact that they came from someone who knows what it’s like to rely on food banks.

The upshot is that Jack is now a bit of a celebrity. She has a job as a food journalist, campaigns for Oxfam and the Child Poverty Action Group, has been…

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