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I never want to cook any other way again,
This review is from: Jamie's 30-Minute Meals: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast (Hardcover)When I first opened this book my heart sank. Where were the chapters? Starters, Pasta, Meat, etc etc. It seemed chaotic, and I didn't really expect much of it. Next day we had a power cut and ironicaly because I couldn't use my cooker, and had no meal to prepare. I sat down and really studied the book. By jove I got it! What Jamie has done is broken each full meal with all components into tasks and there lies the genius of it.
I have followed two full meals now, the Thai red curry and the meatball sandwich and I am flushed with sucess. They were very well received by the family I am delighted because they are very healthy but still super tasty and satisfying. Follow the instructions and Jamie will have you cooking like a chef in your own kitchen. Service!
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2010 11:53:13 BDT
S. Bamford says:
Helped me to make up my mind about buying the book
Posted on 5 Nov 2010 07:29:08 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Nov 2010 07:31:22 GMT
M. Maddison says:
Helped me make up my mind. Loved the Thai red curry. I just wish Jamie would write an inspirational book for people like me. Family grown and gone and now left alone. I hate having to spend the week eating left overs.Recipes sometimes loose out when reduced in size and do not have the same rich taste. Love the salads and dressings. Success and speed are due to the preparation.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2010 13:41:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Nov 2010 13:42:37 GMT
Yes it would be really good to have a book of meals in one/two portion sizes. There will be over 8 million people living alone by 2014 so why does no one offer a Jamie inspirational style cookbook for us.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2010 15:04:32 GMT
Sarah Duncan says:
Hear hear! I'm in just the same situation and was thinking of buying this book, but I'd much rather have one aimed at sometime singletons like me. C'mon Jamie, hurry up and write one!
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2010 09:52:16 GMT
Great but dont buy from The Book Depository , they charge to much for post
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2011 10:08:23 GMT
James Leung says:
What are you talking about? It's free worldwide shipping.
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 17:53:32 GMT
CRAIG MCEWAN says:
Re: people complaining about the recipes not being one or two portions in size - exercise your brains. Either scale down the amount of ingredients in the recipe to suit your needs, or make the whole thing, split it into portions and freeze. Not rocket science.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2011 16:18:04 GMT
You can't expect people to do maths AND cook at the same time!! That's just unreasonable!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2011 11:54:49 GMT
M. Maddison says:
There is only one thing worse than left overs that is frozen left overs.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2011 09:41:37 GMT
Actually. Left over curry is the best!