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This review is from: Jamie's Great Britain (Hardcover)My Nan loves Jamie Oliver. She says he's like the grandson she always wanted; that does sting a little as I'm washing out her commode but I'm not bitter. She won't eat anythng that's not been hand prepared from one of Jamie's latest volumes and I can tell you that artichokes and fresh basil aren't a staple at the Greenock convenience store. Thankfully he trots these books out like billy-o, 30 minute meals, food revolution, ministry of food just this year so it keeps from getting samey (they do all seem to involve roughly rubbing and stuffing herbs into raw meat with your bare hands though). I'm sure there will be a TV series along anytime now to make sure this sells plenty for Christmas... little scamp. Nan wouldnt wait that long, I had to camp outside Watersones on Wednesday night to get the first copy. I'm praying for Jamie's Pot Noodles next year.
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Initial post: 30 Sep 2011 12:02:27 BDT
Lovely review! really made me smile, your nan is a legend (as are you too for the comment about the commode).
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Anonymous Reviewer says:
LOL. I'm still giggling. My 11 year old will be waiting for Jamie's Pot Noodles.
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Posted on 2 Oct 2011 08:10:01 BDT
Loved this review! As much as I love Jamie Oliver, I was wondering where he could possibly go with this book... is there any aspect of British food he hasn't already covered? Even though the content of your review persuaded me not to buy the book, I was sorely tempted to buy it in honour of you and your Nan. And btw, re: Pot Noodles, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has a great recipe for home-made instant Pot Noodles in his River Cottage Every Day Veg Cookbook. Respect to you, your Nan and The Greenock Convenience Store.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2011 13:15:40 BDT
e c moore says:
Brilliant review-Keep them coming
Posted on 2 Oct 2011 19:13:12 BDT
What a wonderful review! Have to check out your website to see if there is more of this :-)
Posted on 2 Oct 2011 19:13:40 BDT
A. Laidlaw says:
You should write TV comedy!
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 10:46:54 BDT
A. J. David says:
Well done Matt, I think you out did the Food Man. Brilliant review and very funny - commode image is firmly locked in my mind: ARGH!
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 15:28:29 BDT