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Delicious and simple recipes for the working person’s packed lunchbox.

Not sure where to begin with meal prep? Ever found yourself staring at the shelves of your local sandwich shop with a sinking feeling?
The Little Book of Lunch is for you.
Filled with delicious and simple recipes for the working person’s packed lunchbox, The Little Book of Lunch has clever approaches to classics making them easy for transportation; meals that taste delicious at room temperature; quickly assembled dishes for when you barely have five minutes; recipes for when the cupboards are bare. It includes:
-Wholesome and healthy salads like tabouleh
-Indulgent and decadent dining like grilled halloumi, vegetable and avocado couscous
-Sandwiches for when you are chained to your desk like guacamole and tomato salsa on rye
-Store-cupboard snacks like spicy lentil and coconut soup
-Sweet treats to bribe colleagues like salted caramel brownies
The Little Book of Brunch is also now available.


A little book of clever ideas for the daily lunchbox

Nigel Slater, Observer Food Monthly

Packed full of food you can really get excited by, it's a much-needed rallying call to reclaim the lunch hour!

Felicity Cloake

This book will do more for happiness in the British Workplace than three extra Bank Holidays. A brilliant and inventive set of recipes, menus and shopping lists that will transform your lunchtimes.

Tim Hayward

A rallying cry to the homemade midday meal, packed with recipes and ideas that promise to transform working life

Susannah Butter, Evening Standard

The move towards packed lunches is happening more and more, and one book that we think will inspire a few extra converts is this one ... [an] inspiring little book

A Little Bird

This book is perfect. Not only that, it is beautifully presented, fun, delightful, and full to capacity of ways to make a packed lunch memorable

UK Press Syndication

Guaranteed to inject some joy into your lunchtime routine and save money at the same time

Bristol Post

Give a copy of the book to everyone in your team and you'll never go hungry at work

Emma Sturgess, Metro

The only problem with this is the lunches look too good in the pictures

Justine Crow, Families South East

With a combination of sweet and savoury ideas, it is an essential lunchtime accessory that won’t leave you short on ideas anytime soon

Glam UK

If you are stuck in a cheese toastie rut, The Little Book of Lunch…is full of inspiration under sensible chapter headings, such as: “When you are chained to your desk” and “Bribing colleagues with sweet treats”

Laura Freeman, Spectator

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    January 15, 2014

    Square Peg

    208 pages

    RRP $39.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    January 16, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    208 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • iBooks
    • Google Play EBook AU
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks

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