Monthly Archives: June 2013

Where’s the straight Pride? It’s not fair.

“Where’s the straight Pride? Why do the gays get a special day to themselves? It’s not fair.” If I had a pound for every time I was asked that question, well, I’d have quite a few pounds. Straight Pride is being able to walk [...]
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£3496 raised for Oxfam – THANKYOU!!!

As Live Below The Line comes to a close, I just had a quick glance at my fundraising page and am staggered to be able to report that – thanks to the incredible generosity of my friends, family and readers through both of my LBL challenges this year [...]
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World leaders feasted, while kids went hungry to bed: Independent, 23 June.

Being invited to the G8 summit was a surreal point in the career of a single mum turned breadline blogger turned accidental activist. I started writing a blog in response to a local councillor claiming that “druggies, drunks and single mums are [...]
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The Next Course: Financial Times, 22nd June

From “The Next Course” in Financial Times Weekend magazine, summer food special. 22nd June 2013. Photography by Rick Pushinsky To read the full article by Isabel Berwick, click here Follow me on Twitter @MsJackMonroe

Spiced Potato Soup, 10p

Spiced potato soup, serves four for 10p each. Ingredients* One tin of tinned potatoes, 15p One chicken stock cube, 2p (15p/packet of 10) Pinch of cumin, 3p (95p/42g jar) One onion, 11p 100ml natural yoghurt, 9p (45p/500ml) Method: 1, Peel and chop the onion [...]
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The Independent: 50 Best Food Websites

The Independent, 21 June. Follow me on Twitter @MsJackMonroe

“In my household there was food, but not always enough”.

On Monday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting Tanzanian activists Mwajuma and Frank, who both suffered from hunger and malnutrition as children. In Frank’s own words: “in my household, there was food, but there was not always enough.” [...]
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David Cameron’s violet artichokes and fillet beef…..while IF campaign to end world hunger.

Ironically, just after I posted the photo of the END HUNGER sign on the bank of Lough Erne to greet the G8 leaders as they arrived for the summit today, one of those leaders tweeted a photo of what he would be having for dinner this evening… Ironic, [...]
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End Hunger at G8

The IF campaign send a clear message to the eight world leaders at the G8 summit with their END HUNGER sign on the bank of Lough Erne… Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe

“It’s in your power to bring about change.” – Barack Obama, speaking before the G8 summit

On Monday morning, Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, addressed a group of almost 2,000 young people at Waterfront Hall in Belfast ahead of the G8 Summit. Speaking before her husband, Michelle said: “When we reach out and listen from someone else’s [...]
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Welcome to the G8 Summit

It’s 0929 in the morning, and we’ve secured some hotdesks at the Killyhevlin Media Centre in Enniskillen. ‘We’ are the IF@G8 Bloggers: Jack Monroe – @MsJackMonroe – Hunger and Nutrition Richard Murphy – [...]
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Welcome to Northern Ireland: Home to the G8 summit 2013

Touching down at Belfast International airport on Sunday night, and very happy to find this sign as I stepped off the plane! Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe

Soho Food Feast…. In Pictures.

From top to bottom: 1. Soho Food Feast Flyer. 2. Nice man from Brindisa chopping up a bone for Xanthe Clay. 3. Best panzanella I’ve ever, ever tasted – need to go through my business cards and find out who made it! 4. That nice man from Brindisa [...]
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Food poverty: you think it doesn’t happen to normal people. The Guardian, 6 June.

Society, The Guardian, Thursday 6 June 2013. Food poverty: ‘You think it doesn’t happen to normal people’ Jack Monroe’s A Girl Called Jack blog vividly charts her life on the breadline, from visits to the pawn shop to living on a [...]
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Worlds apart… But blighted by hunger. Daily Mirror, 5 June 2013

By Ros Wynne-Jones, @realbritainros with Jack Monroe @MsJackMonroe

“We need to stop just pulling people out of the river.” – Jack Monroe in the Houses of Parliament, 3 June 2013

The full text from my speech in the Houses of Parliament, June 3rd 2013. This morning, small Boy had one of the last weetabix, mashed with a little water, and a glass of tap water to wash it down with. Where’s Mummy’s breakfast? He asks, all [...]
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There is hunger right on our doorsteps: Oxfam blog, 30th May

Reader Recipes: Joy’s Maple And Banana Pancakes

Joy’s Banana and bacon pancakes with maple syrup. Ingredients to serve 1: 1 rasher of Sainsbury’s basic bacon 30g self raising flour 1 small very ripe banana 60mls milk – or 30ml milk and 30ml water very small pinch salt Small knob of butter, [...]
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