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  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph (28 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718159535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718159535
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 3.7 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (581 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, the Cricketers, at the age of eight, and has gone on to work with some of the world's top chefs. He founded Fifteen restaurant in London and the associated charity, Fifteen Foundation, which trains disadvantaged young people to become chefs. There are now Fifteen restaurants in Cornwall, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Jamie has also launched a chain of high street restaurants in the UK called Jamie's Italian. Jamie writes for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own Jamie Magazine.

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About the Author

Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Café, where he was famously spotted by a television production company.

His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series. Since then he has set up Fifteen restaurant in London, changed school dinners in the UK and revolutionized home cooking. His charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, seeks to improve people's lives through food.

He writes for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own Jamie Magazine. Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and their children.


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537 of 548 people found the following review helpful By Chris M HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 28 Aug. 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you can’t tell from the title of this review, I am so very impressed by this book. I own a lot of Jamie’s other books and certainly do like them, but I love this one for so many reasons…

I have posted a more in-depth review below as well as a full recipe list at the very end of this review but for those out there (and I know there are many of you) that want a quick summary of what’s hot and what’s not about this book, these first few paragraphs are for you.

What I LOVE about this book:

- The feel of the book, a small thing to some but the textured hard cover is lovely as are the individual recipe pages on good quality paper.
- The recipe images, there is an abundance for every single recipe, they are informative and inspiring (please see image uploads to see what I mean).
- The recipe formats and layout – you instantly see at the left of each recipe:
Number of servings
Time to make
Calories per serving
- Jamie’s intro at the beginning of each recipe, full of enthusiasm and instantly explains what the recipe is if unsure (a Pierogi is ‘basically a Polish boiled dumplin’… news to me!).
- The nutritional section at the back of the book, I always like to know the nutritional value of what I’m eating, it won’t spoil my chocolate brownie but it will make me balance my nutrition or exercise accordingly for the rest of the day.
- The recipes themselves are all dishes I WANT to and CAN make. See the recipe list at the end for yourself as this is pure opinion but these dishes are all my family’s kind of food and there is a great variety.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Nowland on 29 Sept. 2014
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This is a big book of amazing food porn. I've cooked several recipes already and they've been totally brilliant! Every page you turn draws you in more and more... It's definitely the most luxurious and exciting book Jamie has produced for a while. Perfect for weekend treats and dinner parties etc.. Nice one Jamie x
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hiace Drifter on 31 Mar. 2015
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I do love the recipes in this book .... but they are generally quite elaborate/time consuming. I have enjoyed looking through the book and would eat all of it in a restaurant, but have not yet cooked anything! Example recipes include:

Bouillabaisse - 20 ingredients, including live lobster, crab, 4 whole fish, cockles/clams. I have no doubt it would be delicious, but this will not be a quick or cheap dinner.... of course that is not the point of the book.

Massaman curry - 20 ingredients including shelled unsalted peanuts, palm sugar, tamarind paste, silken tofu, etc. Again looks wonderful, but unless you have the time for the shopping and the cooking... might be a no go.

There are simpler dinners, but they need ingredients that will be harder to come by, or at least not store cupboard:

Huevos rancheros (tortillas) - need black beans
bun cha bowls - vietnamese noodle dish, needs pork belly for a start.

This is not a complaint ... I would gorge myself on all of the above! Just don't expect a load of quick dinners.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By humphrey 7 on 16 Sept. 2014
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Stunning photography, stunning recipes, stunning motivation to get in the kitchen and cook. Did I mention stunning photography? If I knew someone who had lost their appetite I would give them a copy of this glorious book to stimulate their taste buds. I loved ministry of food ..... I love this more. Thanks Jamie!
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By JustMoi on 3 Sept. 2014
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Love, love, love this book.....once again Jamie has produced a fabulous cook book with recipes that really do work, the mac n cheese recipe is delicious and I cant wait to make the marshmallow meringue. I very much look forward to cooking the Brisket too. Jamie is a great guy who creates great recipes that are easy to follow for those of us that aren't chef's. I highly recommend this book if you are a Jamie fan and want to create so delicious comforting dishes for your friends and family this winter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laura Parr on 2 Oct. 2014
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Such a beautiful book, every recipe looks incredible. I've already tried out the recipe for the molten cheesecake and it was divine! This book would make a great gift, as it feels really premium with its fabric cover.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Maria D. on 29 Aug. 2014
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This is one of Jamie's best. It seems he's sat down and gone through all his favourite recipes and picked up this top 100+. I love that there are at least two photos of each dish and that it has a lot of international recipes, including great Vietnamese ones. As Oliver says, this is the opposite book of 30-mintue meals, as all these dishes need time to cook, which suits me. Highly recommended, even if it's just to look at the photos!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sam on 14 Dec. 2014
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Have used this book for a few of the recipes- the giant Yorkshire pudd and the moussaka. Neither were quick to do but both were really tasty and well worth the effort.
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