Jack Monroe is a popular journalist, British food writer, and activist known for campaigning on poverty issues, particularly hunger relief. Monroe previously rose to fame for writing a blog titled A Girl Called Jack (now renamed Cooking on a Bootstrap) and has since written for publications like The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Echo, and The New Yorker, and also published many cookbooks focusing on “austerity recipes” and meals which can be made on a tight budget.
Jack Monroe Age
Jack Monroe was born in Southend-on-Sea, England, on March 17, 1988. She is 34 years old.
Jack Monroe Height
Monroe stands at a moderate height of 5 ft 10 inches (Approx 1.75 m).
Jack Monroe Education
She attended Westcliff High School for Girls, a grammar school in Westcliff-on-Sea. She left school at age 16, “bullied and disillusioned”, with insufficient GCSEs to progress to A Level (she sat 7 and passed 4 and a half of them). Besides her future career, Monre only achieved a low D grade in her home economics GCSE.
Jack Monroe Family
Jack was born to David Hadjicostas and Evelyn Hadjicostas (née Beatty), a retired nurse in Southend-on-Sea. Her father is of Greek-Cypriot heritage; reserved in the British Army for seven years, then with the fire service for 30 years. Her father was awarded an MBE in 2007 Birthday Honours for services to children and families. She has three siblings.
Jack Monroe Partner
She has announced her engagement to a partner called Louisa Compton. Currently, it is not known if the two are still together. In 2014, it was announced that Monroe and her son were living with Jack’s then-girlfriend called Allegra McEvedy; the relationship ended in October 2015.
Jack Monroe Salary
Jack’s annual salary is $71,364 per year.
Jack Monroe Net Worth
Monroe has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.
Jack Monroe Career
Jack came to fame in the media through writing the blog A Girl Called Jack, aiming to provide family meals for less than £10 per week and sharing cheap recipes created as a single parent with a young child. In December 2015, the blog became renamed Cooking on a Bootstrap.
In 2012, She became a weekly columnist for The Echo, a south Essex daily newspaper, and in February 2013, became taken on by the same as a trainee reporter– the timing was fortunate, as she was having difficulty affording nursery fees. Monroe was afterward retained as an unpaid columnist for The Huffington Post, prior to signing a publishing deal with Penguin Group.
She previously wrote a twice-monthly food and recipe column for The Guardian and also contributed to a number of political columns, and being featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker. She has written several budget cooking recipe books.
In April 2020, it was reported that Jack would co-host Daily Kitchen Live on BBC One with Matt Tebbutt. The program, made in response to problems stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, offered tips and guidance to families struggling with limited resources and aired daily for a two-week period that commenced on 14 April 2020.
Jack Monroe Books
– A Girl Called Jack: 100 delicious budget recipes (Michael Joseph, 2014)
– A Year in 120 Recipes (Michael Joseph, 2014)
– Cooking on a Bootstrap: Over 100 Simple, budget recipes (Bluebird, 2018)
– Tin Can Cook: 75 Simple Store-cupboard Recipes (Bluebird, 2019)
– Vegan (ish): 100 simple, budget recipes that don’t cost the earth (Bluebird, 2019)
– Good Food for Bad Days: What to Make When You’re Feeling Blue (Bluebird, 2020)
Jack Monroe Recipes
– Crispy Chow Mein by Jack Monroe
– Love Soup
– Thai-inspired Curry
– ‘Recalibration’ vegetable stew
– Bread, Bean & Fennel Stew
– Peach and Chickpea Curry
– Pork cassoulet
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