Jack Monroe, author of Tin Can Cook and Cooking on a Bootstrap, has been a champion of making delicious meals out of storecupboard ingredients for years. With the current coronavirus pandemic showing no sign of waning any time soon, her thrifty culinary methods are being called upon more than ever, as people look for ways to use up those odd ends of vegetable and old tins at the back of the cupboard.
Her daily #JackMonroesLockdownLarder sessions on Twitter have seen the cook become inundated with questions and queries on how to make the most of the food we already have in our cupboards, so it’s no wonder that she’s now landed herself a daily cooking show on the BBC.
Called Daily Kitchen Live, the new show will be co-hosted by Jack and chef Matt Tebbutt and based on the hugely popular Saturday Kitchen format. Jack announced the exciting news on Twitter, saying: ‘From Monday 13th April, BBC One launches a brand new show with the very experienced and lovely Matt Tebbutt AND ME. Based on Saturday Kitchen, it’s called Daily Kitchen and it’s on from 10am-11am. And I’m petrified and thrilled and absolutely HOOTING WITH JOY’.
She followed up with another tweet, saying: ‘I can say confidently this wouldn’t have happened without you all and the absolute STINK you kicked up demanding I have a show. So thank you for believing in me, and I look forward to disappointing you in new and myriad ways on a daily basis! Gotta go call my Mum now. xxx’
It’s believed that Daily Kitchen Live will air every weekday on BBC One for two weeks, starting on Monday 13 April. Matt will be providing entertainment and information for audiences, while Jack will be in the kitchen serving up foodie inspiration for those trying to cook with limited money or food at home. Food Heroes will also be involved by celebrating everyone in the food chain who is doing their best to keep the nation fed.
‘Our talented experts will not only be dishing up healthy and achievable meal options but will be calming and cheering company when we need it most,’ said Carla-Maria Lawson, head of BBC daytime.
If you need more persuasion to tune in, Nigella Lawson is already a fan, taking to Twitter to congratulate Jack on the achievement: ‘FANTASTIC NEWS Jack, you so deserve this, and I am so proud of you and happy for you, along with everyone else here. What joy you will being into people’s homes when it is so needed. Congratulations darling’.
Jack, you so deserve this, and I am so proud of you and happy for you, along with everyone else here. What joy you will being into people’s homes when it is so needed. Congratulations darling https://t.co/9GFhR7lk4m
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) April 2, 2020