Jack Monroe
Tin Can Cook

BSL Signed Event: The Sky Room, MK Gallery

Friday 20 September, 7pm: £10 (£5 unwaged)

 

 

'Apart from one D grade GCSE at the age of 16, I’ve never really had any formal food education. I just cook stuff, eat stuff and write about stuff.’

Jack Monroe is a campaigner against hunger and poverty in the UK and an award-winning cookery writer. She is the author of three cookbooks: Cooking on a Bootstrap, A Girl Called Jack and A Year in 120 Recipes. Jack was awarded the Fortnum and Mason Judges' Choice Award in 2013 and the OFM Best Food Personality Readers' Award in 2018.  

Jack's new book, Tin Can Cook, brings together seventy-five recipes that you can rustle up from tinned and dried ingredients. Beautifully designed with accompanying quirky hand-drawn illustrations, this book is for you if you’ve struggled to make a dish because the recipe calls for an exotic ingredient you’ve never heard of. Jack does away with the effort: all her dishes are exciting and new, but you won’t have to look further than your local supermarket to make them. Simple and affordable, Tin Can Cook takes it back to the basics: making great-tasting food with ordinary ingredients.

Jack will be in conversation with John Marshall of Milton Keynes Food Bank. There will be a voluntary financial collection for the Food Bank at the end of this session.

'Anyone can cook brilliantly if money’s no object and they’ve got all the equipment and skills at their disposal, but if you’ve only got a tin of tomatoes and a tin of sardines, you need to know your stuff.'

 

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