Tin Can Cook: 75 Simple Store-cupboard Recipes

Tin Can Cook: 75 Simple Store-cupboard Recipes by Jack Monroe

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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.

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. Jack’s recipes include Red Lentil and Mandarin Curry, Catalan Fish Stew, Pina Colada Toast and many more 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.


06 Sep 2019


I have used this book and found it very interesting and had a good rummage in my cupboards using up lots of tinned food.
It is written with the food bank recipients in mind as it uses lots of tinned and packet food.

The meat loaf using a tin of cooked meat and a tin of pears mixed with a sage and onion stuffing mix was delicious. Sweet and savoury.
I'm looking forward to making the Pina colada Bread using chopped up pineapple and coconut milk.

Give it a try you'll be surprised with what you can make with tinned food!

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