Jack Monroe gets daily TV spot to bring you more lockdown meal solutions
The award-winning chef and author has been a meal time saviour on Twitter. Now you can watch her live!
Since lockdown began, Jack Monroe has been helping people use up what's in their larders – making herself available at 5pm everyday on Twitter to keep us all fed. You can read more about it here.
After years of being a best selling author, award winning chef, and general champion of the people, she's finally agreed to a new regular TV slot – every morning at 10am in a show called Daily Kitchen Live.
She will co-host with Chef Matt Tebbutt in a similar format to that of the BBC's Saturday Kitchen. She will be dishing up 'healthy, wholesome, and accessible meals, using ingredients available in the shops.' She will also be offering advice on how to make a little go a long way and make sure cooks of all levels can still enjoy healthy meals.
Jack's popular hashtag #JackMonroesLockdownLarder will feature too, where you can send in your questions about items you're struggling to use up – or a list of items you want rid of, or aren't sure how to use – and she will come up with creative and tasty solutions.
Speaking to the BBC, Jack says, “The way some of us cook has changed dramatically over the last few weeks, and rustling up nutritious, no-nonsense dinners in the current climate can be a challenge – but it's incredibly important! I'll be giving simple ingredient swaps, conjuring up recipes from whatever you may have in your cupboard and taking questions from viewers. I can't wait to get started!”
This comes in the wake of what can only be described as a Twitter storm of people suggesting Jack really needs to have her own show. She's been offered many TV roles in the past, but having described herself as 'odd, and anxious and nervous' has seldom accepted them.
Recently, though, she has appeared in a cooking section in ITV's This Morning – and has learned to embrace her awkward style of entertaining the masses, which we are all thankful for!
So, even if you're not big on cooking, there will be something in this show for everyone – and, failing that, you will definitely be entertained!
Tune in on BBC One at 10am from Monday 13 April.