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Cookbook: Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch (hard cover)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


Bored of overpriced ham-and-cheese sandwiches and packet soups from the canteen? If your workplace has a surface big enough to fit a chopping board, and perhaps a kettle or toaster at best, Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch is here to help. This compact lunch cookbook is for people who are keen to make healthy, simple meals, but who don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen – whether at work or at home. The book features 50 easy lunch recipes (in English) covering fresh vibrant salads, cool summery soups, spicy couscous and pimped-up sandwiches. Free shipping within Europe!



This version is available in compact hard-cover format so you can whip it out of your desk drawer at a moment’s notice! Prefer an e-book? You can buy Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch as a digital e-cookbook too! Free shipping is available for customers within Europe; as shipping costs outside Europe are high, non-EU customers might prefer to get the e-book version instead.

What you can expect

  • The kitchen kit – a chopping board and a knife are really all you need, but the book also contains suggestions for other simple equipment you can use in your office!
  • Salads and dressings – 10 salads, from light and summery to hearty and filling, many of which are also suitable for vegetarians. Plus 5 dressings that will elevate any salad to greater heights.
  • Bread – perfect for when you’re bored of the ubiquitous ham and cheese sandwich, this chapter is all about making the most of your daily bread, from work-week “pizza” to tasty toasties.
  • Couscous and pulses – from hearty couscous salads to homemade hummus to spicy bean tortillas, this chapter fills you up with the good stuff.
  • Soups and smoothies – as useful at breakfast time as it is at lunchtime, this chapter is all about getting the bang for your mini-hand-blender buck.
  • Pimp my lunch – for the budding chefs out there who want to impress the boss, or just throw an after-work dinner at home.

Reviews of the lunch cookbook

“I wish I ordered this book sooner! Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch cookbook is perfect, whether you work in an office or at home. I love how she outlines the recipes; they are meant for one person and are written in a way that makes it easy to assemble (i.e. you don’t need measuring cups or fancy kitchen equipment). However, you can easily adjust the serving sizes, so that you can prepare a delicious meal for your colleagues, too. The combinations are delightful. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for new, healthy, and easy-to-make recipes. You could even use them for dinner or appetizers. A must!” (Jessica Lipowski)

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Additional information

Weight 450 g
Dimensions 16 x 16 x 2 cm

8 reviews for Cookbook: Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch (hard cover)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic book if you are looking for inspiration for your lunch at the office. These are recipes anyone can make and are all delicious! (I use them for dinner too, to be honest 🙂

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Beautifully photographed book with tasty and easy recipes – would make a great gift for someone who is trying to eat better and save money by bringing their own lunch to work or school! 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was fortunate to receive this book as a gift.The book is well presented & beautifully illustrated.The recipes give good ideas for lunch either doing them in advance or in the workplace.
    The salads make ideal starters offering colour freshness & originality.Book would make a lovely gift.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is such a cool book for many reasons. Most importantly it helps me to keep fresh and healthy recipes in my tummy instead of stodgy, crap canteen food. The author was very clever to make sure the size of the book was compact enough to easily fit in my handbag too. I never realised I could make so much with so little. The pictures are stunning and the recipes are delicious….much better than a sweaty burger or limp salad! Thank you – highly recommended!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Molly Payne

    Tasty! I love the recipes in this book because they satisfy my hunger without making me tired. I keep the book at my desk and pick a dish a day or two ahead of time, bring the ingredients to work, and make a fresh lunch right there in the office kitchen!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’m not very creative in the kitchen, and usually get stuck in a ‘food rut’ – making the same simple lunches or dinners over and over again. ‘Working Lunch’ offers so many amazing options, and has made food preparation fun, easy, and certainly delicious. Highly recommended for anyone who’s short on time but big on taste. Thanks, Vicky Hampton, for making lunch such a great experience. The recipes are balanced, flavourful and – most importantly – incredibly delicious.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rachel (verified owner)

    I have really enjoyed the recipes I’ve tried so far. They really can be made at work, and I thought an Albert Heijn salad was the maximum output of my work kitchen. Really great!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Top book for working professionals who find lunch is the best part of the working day! So nice to not have to rely on the canteen “food.” The recipes are uncomplicated but delicious. Vicky’s focus on using a few quality ingredients to va-va-voom your lunch is genius. Grab this book and let the great lunches begin!!

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