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Be the boss in your kitchen… with a little help from Jamie Oliver. Cook your way to the good life with Jamie's 30-Minute meals and Jamie at home, get back to basics with Cook with Jamie, get a taste of Italia with Jamie's Italy, stock up kitchen basics with Jamie's Dinners, Jamie's Kitchen, The Naked Chef, The Return of the Naked Chef, The Return of the Naked Chef, Happy Days with the Naked Chef, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Jamie's America and Jamie Does, and get a taste of the best of British with Jamie's Great Britain.


Jamie's Great Britain
Jamie's Great Britain

Celebrating Britain's very best food.

Jamie grew up in one of the first true British "gastropubs", which his Mum and Dad still run today. For him, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that puts a smile on your face. And that's what he wants to share in the new book: the essence of British food, done properly.

Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home. The food reflects an open-minded culture as well as the country's beauty. There are over 100 of Jamie's favourite recipes: some are indisputable classics, some are his versions of the classics, some should be classics but just haven't been made famous yet and others he's made up from the great bounty of British produce.

Wherever you're from, if you love food this book will offer you a little taste of happiness.

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Jamie's 30 Minute Meals
Jamie 30 Minute Meals

In his new book, Jamie's 30-Minute Meals, Jamie proves that, by mastering a few tricks and being organized and focused in the kitchen, it is absolutely possible, and easy, to get a complete meal on the table in the same amount of time you'd normally spend making one dish!

The 50 brand-new meal ideas in this book are exciting, varied and seasonal. They include main course recipes with side dishes as well as puddings and drinks, and are all meals you'll be proud to serve your family and friends. Jamie has written the recipes in a way that will help you make the most of every single minute in the kitchen. This book is as practical as it is beautiful, showing that with a bit of preparation, the right equipment and some organization, hearty, delicious, quick meals are less than half an hour away.

You'll be amazed by what you're able to achieve.

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Jamie Does
Jamie Does

Simple takes on classic plates

Jamie Does... is Jamie Oliver’s personal celebration of amazing food from six very different countries. Cheap, short-haul flights and long weekend getaways have become increasingly popular and within a few short hours of the UK there are new and exciting worlds of food waiting to be discovered as Jamie finds out…

Each chapter focusses on a different city or region - Marrakesh, Athens, Venice, Andalucia, Stockholm and the Midi Pyrenees region of France. Classic recipes sit alongside new dishes that Jamie learns along the way. Alongside each recipe there is a beautiful photograph of the finished dish, as well as incredible reportage shots of Jamie's experiences in each country.

Jamie says:

'The food I’ve embraced on each trip is a mixture of what you could call the clichéd star dishes - the many tagines of Morocco, the flamboyant paellas of Spain, the comforting risottos from Italy and the zingy fresh flavours of a classic Greek salad - and the recipes that I’ve been inspired to make after walking through the markets and soaking up the vibes of each place. What you'll find in this book is fun, optimistic, escapist food you can actually cook and enjoy in your own home.'

Happy cooking!




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Jamie's America
Jamie's America

Jamie’s America sees Jamie on a personal journey. On the surface of things, given its reputation for fast food and obesity, America is perhaps an unusual place to go looking for inspiration and new recipe ideas. But as ever Jamie digs beneath the surface and discovers what real American food is all about.

Embarking on a culinary road trip across the States, Jamie visited six very different places, embracing a wealth of new ideas, people and ingredients. His trip takes him to New York, Louisiana, Arizona, Los Angeles, Georgia and Wyoming. But even in cities such as LA and New York, he has avoided the obvious foodie places. Instead Jamie has looked beyond the American stereotypes to discover the real food, the accessible and affordable classics that make this country tick. This journey turned into the most inspiring food and travel adventure of his life.



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Ministry of Food
Ministry of Food

The aim of this book is to completely inspire people who have no interest in food to have a go' Jamie Oliver.

Sixty years ago food was in short supply and malnutrition rates were high. The Ministry of Food was set up to teach the public how to make the best use of the food available to them. Fast forward to the present day, where we have unlimited choices and plenty of food, yet we're living in a world of junk food, additives and preservatives. Our war is now against obesity, as most people have little or no idea about how to cook and what makes a balanced diet.



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Jamie at Home
Jamie at Home

This book is very close to my heart. It's about no-nonsense, simple cooking with great flavours all year round.

I came to realise last year that it's not always about looking out at the wider world for inspiration. Being at home, feeling relaxed and open, can also offer this. I love to spend time at home in the village where I grew up, working with the boss, Mother Nature, in my garden and seeing all my beautiful veggies coming out of the ground.



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Cook with Jamie
Cook with Jamie

I can't tell you how long I've dreamt about writing this book. It's the biggest book I've ever done, and I've really tried to make it a timeless, modern-day classic. Whether you're a student, a young couple, an established cook or a novice, I'll take you through a whole load of simple and accessible recipes that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. There's information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice on how to recognize and cook loads of different cuts of meat, as well as on how to get the best value and quality when you're out shopping.

You know what … if you're going to eat three times a day for the rest of your life, you might as well learn to cook properly and enjoy it! So, roll up your sleeves and let me help you. Now is the time for you to get stuck in and reclaim your fantastic cooking heritage!



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Jamie's Italy
Jamies Italy

Italy has inspired Jamie Oliver throughout his career. His ambition has always been to travel across the country on a quest to capture the very essence of Italian cooking – and to produce the best and simplest Italian cookbook for everybody anywhere to enjoy.

Jamie's Italy is a result of that journey – and it's a land of plenty. As well as more than 120 brand new recipes for everything from risotto to roasts and spaghetti to stews, structured like a traditional trattoria menu, Jamie takes you all over Italy to cook with and learn from the real masters of Italian cuisine: the locals. Far from the standard ‘lemons and olives' version of Italian cooking, Jamie's Italy is a cookbook by the people for the people. From Sicily to Tuscany, it's about the local fishermen, family bakers and of course, the ‘Mamas', sharing their recipes and the tips that have gone into their cooking for generations. But it's not only mouth-watering food that Jamie brings back home: it's also the spirit that makes cooking and eating absolutely central to family life whichever part of Italy you're in.

Bursting with the warmth and hospitality of real family life, this is both a superbly accessible cookbook and a unique travelogue and diary, in which you'll find the authentic flavour of Italy and the people who live there. If you love quality food prepared with genuine passion – you'll never want to leave Jamie's Italy.



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Jamie's Dinners
Jamies Dinners

This book isn't about creating restaurant food. It's about giving you quality options for the way you and your family live now. Most of the recipes use ingredients you can buy in any high street, and you'll find accessible, affordable new ideas for all the old favourites: soups, salads, pasta, meat, fish, desserts, and creative veg; alongside some truly groundbreaking stuff. For example, there's a whole chapter on the not-so humble sarnie. There's a genius section called Family Tree, showing you how, by mastering one core principal, you can expand your repertoire as a cook and start thinking about food in a whole new way. There's also The Top Ten: the best recipes for the ten favourite meals in the whole world, as voted for by thousands of people globally on Jamie's website. You'll also find a list of producers and suppliers, and tips on the best way to lay out your kitchen.

Jamie's Dinners is the people's cookbook. Everything you'll ever need to know to feed yourself and your family properly for life. What could be more important than that?



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Jamie's Kitchen
Jamie's Kitchen

Accompanying Jamie Oliver's the TV series - where he sets up a restaurant which is also a school for young chefs - Jamie's Kitchen is the ultimate guide for people who love great food and want to cook. It's packed with clear, no-nonsense advice and inspiration, as well as over 100 brand-new recipes from the cookery course and the restaurant.

Jamie's approach is honest and easy - this is not a heavy 'cook like a professional' book, weighed down with facts, figures and techniques. Jamie guides you through different cooking methods - from poaching and boiling, to char-grilling and pot-roasting. He encourages you to have confidence, a sense of independence, a laugh and - importantly - to be the boss in your own kitchen. Check out the hints and tips on how to take recipes in different directions and on how to be inspired when shopping - spotting what's good, what's in season and what's good value.

It's like having Jamie in the kitchen with you, helping out with great advice and shortcuts to fantastic cooking, remembering all the tough stuff, so you don't have to. In no time at all, he'll have you trying loads of new ideas as well as cooking up a storm with old favourites.



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Happy Days with the Naked Chef
Happy Days with The Naked Chef

Like his first two books, Happy Days is filled with fantastic recipes for different occasions. Along with his perfect curry for a night in, Jamie gives you his version of some old favourites in 'Comfort Grub' - try his Steak and Guinness Pie or indulge in his to-die-for pancakes! And in 'Quick Fixes' he whips up some really simple, tasty dinners - just right for when you get home late from work. Plus there's a 'Kid's Club' chapter, all about catching kid's attention and getting them interested in food. So, enjoy yourself, get stuck in ... happy days!



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Return of the Naked Chef
Return of The Naked Chef

Jamie returns to get you in the kitchen with his mouth-watering recipes and new angles on favourite dishes - from the most fantastic breakfasts, tapas and bevvies to robust roasts, funky fish dishes and desserts to die for.

Filled with fresh ingredients, pukka recipes and boundless enthusiasm, The Return of the Naked Chef is definitely something not to be missed.



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The Naked Chef
The Naked Chef

In the original, The Naked Chef, Jamie has applied his 'strip it bare then make it work principle' to all his meals - from salads to roasts, desserts to pastas - and has created a foolproof repertoire of simple, feisty and delicious recipes which combine bold flavours with fresh ingredients.



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Links to

Jamie's Great Britain

Jamie's 30-Minute Meals

 


Ministry of food

Jamie at Home

Cook with Jamie

Jamie's Italy

Jamie's Dinners

Jamie's Kitchen

Happy Days with The Naked Chef

Return of The Naked Chef

The Naked Chef