Food Writer And Anti Poverty Campaigner Jack Monroe Presents Tin Can Cook, Bringing Together Seventy Five Recipes That You Can Rustle Up From Tinned And Dried Ingredients If You Ve Ever Struggled To Make A Dish Because The Recipe Calls For An Exotic Ingredient You Ve Never Heard Of, Then This Is The Book For You 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 ThemJack S Recipes Include Red Lentil And Mandarin Curry, Catalan Fish Stew, Pina Colada Toast And Many Delicious And Creative Ideas Simple And Affordable, Tin Can Cook Strips Away The Blinding Glamour And Elitism Of Many Cookbooks And Takes It Back To The Basics Making Great Tasting Food With Ordinary Ingredients . In a lifetime first for me, I purchased an actual cookery book for myself All such books I ve previously owned have been gifts from over optimistic friends and family I m trying to gradually get over my lifelong difficulties with eating and aversion to cooking they re no longer funny when you re reaching mid thirties I find Jack Monroe s recipes much less intimidating and manageable than the vast majority I am very easily overwhelmed by long 3 ingredients lists, specialist terms, and equipment requirements not everyone has a blender As I ve successfully made several recipes from Monroe s website, it seems reasonable to expect that I can make some from Tin Can Cook as well I appreciate the focus on tins, as they re much easier to deal with than piles of fresh ingredients that go off quickly, especially when you re cooking for one small and unreliable appetite There are plenty of simple, promising ideas for quick dinners in here, as well as a couple of desserts I might try when I have visitors Most of the recipes are vegetarian, which is likewise very helpful for me Although I m lucky enough not to worry about being able to afford food, I also appreciate the frugality angle Moreover, the book is a compact softback rather than a grandiose hardback Jack Monroe makes cooking approachable like no other food writer I ve come across If cookery books were like this, I wouldn t be so afraid of them. just had my first read through and I m impressed lots of ideas of what to do with tins, lots I want to try especially the soups and the chocolate cherry fudge chapters are breakfast brunchsoupsbeanspotatoespastafishmeatspuddingsit has a comprehensive index for such a small book so hopefully that will increase your ability to find what you want quickly.I was also surprised by the nutritional information the book begins with, listing various things you can buy tinned.overall so far I think it s a great addition to anyone s cookbook collection as during a lifetime there s always a time when you need to tighten your purse strings to save money but you still need to eat and this book will help with that Update Made the carrot cake overnight oats recipe using drained can of sliced carrots and amazed it tastes like carrot cake but importantly has 2 of your 5 a day in it also my larder is now full of tins n jars of paste for my next recipe try outs Update Made the cockles spaghetti for tea this week as I was curious, used to have cockles when I was a kid so sent hubby off for a jar from waitrose and was pleasantly surprised, they weren t chewy but soft and the bursts of vinegar in your mouth when eating the finished dish was surprisingly yummy, second portion I fridged overnight n nuked the next day and although not as saucey it was still delish, will definitely make again and it didn t make the kitchen smell of fish got the ingredients for trying the fudge recipe next UpdateI made the fudge but did rum n raisins as the favouring but made mine on stove top, really yummy.also made a version of her crumble using tinned apples from Morrison s and it was really nice, in all the years of making Apple crumble I ve always used cooking apples so using tinned apple slices is a good quick hack also last night made the spicy rice and 2 bean soup, only I used the bag of 3 mixed peppers and an onion as they wanted using I added extra water n extra paprika and was again pleasantly surprised how nice it was had leftovers nuked for lunch today and it was like a risotto, thick, filling, tasty n comforting on a very rainy day.so all the recipes I ve tried so far have been really great n there s still lots I want to try Some interesting ideasWhen I saw this book I was already the proud owner of one of Jack Monroe s previous books I love her creativity and inventiveness to turn unappealing or limited ingredients into delicious recipes This book is a great addition to her collection of cookbooks, and I can definitely see why she was inspired to write it but there are not many recipes that appeal to me personally or inspire me to try them, especially since I don t eat fish The information at the beginning of the book about the different nutrients in tinned food was really interesting.
Jack Monroe is a British food writer, journalist and activist known for campaigning on poverty issues, particularly hunger relief Monroe has published a blog and several books of austerity recipes , and has campaigned alongside various British charity organisations Monroe initially rose to prominence for writing a blog titled A Girl Called Jack now renamed Cooking on a Bootstrap , and has sinc
- 192 pages
- Tin Can Cook
- Jack Monroe
- 01 June 2019 Jack Monroe