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 down the street holding hands with your other half without being [...]
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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 – I’ve raised£3,496 for Oxfam to help [...]
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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 ruining the town”, to foster a culture of transparency not afforded by the [...]
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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

Simple Spiced Potato Soup

This is one of my go-to recipes, a whatever-happens-to-be-in-the-cupboard special. I sometimes add a chopped chilli to the onion, and some coriander from my window ledge herb box, but I have given the basic recipe below – feel free to customize it as you wish. when it comes to my lunch, I can be an [...]
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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.” At 16 years old, he now campaigns for Save The Children. Video interviews and an article [...]
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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, and sadly out of touch. There’s no [...]
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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 perspective, we find that they listen to us. “We need to rise above [...]
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