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Tin Can Cook: 75 Simple Store Cupboard Recipes

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 30th 2019 by Bluebird
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Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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 more manageable than the vast majority. I am very easily overwhelmed by long (3+) ingredients lists, specialist terms, an ...more
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookery-books
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 + brunch
it 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
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first cookbook that I have read cover to cover, and so I am going to count it towards my goal for the year!

#TinCanCook includes plenty of ideas to jazz up your tinned food, interspersed with tips that I found super useful. I also valued the odd glimpses into Jack Monroe’s own experiences with depression and struggling to make ends meet.

I love that this book has been produced without the hardcover and glossy photographs that usually hike the price up. At £6.99 RRP it’s a much lower price in c
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Entertaining, as written with a good sense of fun (unlike Delia Smith's earlier foray into the territory of tin can cooking), this small but impactful book causes one to take a fresh look at all the cans we ignore in the supermarket or leave languishing at the backs of our cupboards. Monroe's emphatic message - that this is real food and can be GOOD food - strikes home in a series of recipes surprising in its range. A basic list of tins and sizes to get in stock would have been an impetus to try ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It often feels frustrating that foodbanks have to specify non-perishable donations but Jack Monroe, erstwhile Foodbank recipient, has taken a sow's ear and made a silk purse from it that will be useable by all kinds of people. The dishes are filling, interesting and on the whole healthy (certainly no less healthy for being based around tins I've not hung onto this book because the book has been designed to be cheap to buy and buy it I shall.
Jules Bradford
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tin can cook

We all have those random tins in our cupboards or keep bypassing those tins of coconut milk or tinned vegetables. This book I was a little dubious about but found myself bookmarking things I wouldn’t of thought of. Great imagination and thought has gone into this. Will be trying out many recipes in this book even though I’m usually a more from scratch cook.
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a small book that packs a punch. Don’t be deceived by the frugal paper and lack of images, the recipes are practical, well written, and enticing. The variety and creativity is astonishing. I like to ‘read’ cookbooks as well as cook from them, this delivers on all counts!
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Jack

Put food snobbery aside. Get past any prejudices you may have regarding canned food, and try these recipes. You will have an epiphany (and more money in your pocket). That's got to be worth the meagre price of this book. You'll love it, promise!
Miss RCD Foster
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really love the purpose of this book and regardless of our circumstances I'm pretty sure we've all got a tin of something in a cupboard we don't know what to do with. I found lots of recipe inspiration, particularly a couple which I think will become a staple part of my repertoire at home.
Helen Murray
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Has become my frugal recipe bible, with a huge selection of vegan-friendly or vegan-adaptable recipes, which are delicious and so inexpensive to make.
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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 ...more