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Jamie's Italy Hardcover – 3 Oct 2005
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Explore Jamie's Italy - travel on a culinary tour with Jamie Oliver (from publisher's description)
Brilliant, fabulous. The best of Italian cooking ... a truly inspirational Italian cookery course, teaching you everything from perfect pasta to sensational sea food (Daily Mail)
There is only one Jamie Oliver. Great to watch. Great to cook (Delia Smith)
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The No 1 bestseller
As a chef I find this country so damn exciting. You know what? I should have been Italian. The truth is, when I'm in Italy I feel Italian.
The love and sheer passion for food, for family and for life itself blows me away every time I go to Italy. No other country has inspired my cooking more. And I've travelled the length of Italy to meet its master chefs and put together this cookbook. Its got some of my simplest and most inspired dishes to date.
My favourites in here are the pici con ragù, a fun homemade Tuscan pasta with smashing tomato and meat sauce. And Hunter's Chicken Stew is a great chicken dish ideal for parties. There's no better way to bring the authentic flavours of Italy into your home.
'Brilliant, fabulous. The best of Italian cooking ... a truly inspirational Italian cookery course, teaching you everything from perfect pasta to sensational sea food' Daily Mail
'Jamie Oliver serves up another classic cookbook bursting with mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes' Grazia--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
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Luvlee jublee. Recommended for the intermediate home chef, although there is plenty here too to get started on if you're a beginner. You can't go wrong with Pasta alla Norma for instance. As for the fish recipe that requires 3kg of sea salt, I'll leave that for the time being.
'The food is simply explained and superbly presented, and it makes you want to cook very dish.'
319 high quality, shiny pages, split over main chapters:
1. Comfort Grub
2. Quick Fixes
3. Kid's Club
4. More Simple Salads
7. Something Fishy Going On
8. Nice Bit of Meat.....
9. ...and Loads of Veg
10. The Wonderful World of Bread
13. You Are What You Eat
sandwiched twixt an introduction with a note about 'herbs', and a concise index.
Finishes, as usual, with JO's 'Nice One' - his 'thanks' section.
Photography from David Loftus - JO, his family & friends, places, ingredients and for most but not all the recipes.
Typical JO banter throughout e.g.:
'Fantastic Fish Finger Buttie'
'Sticky Sausage Bap with Melted Cheese and Brown Sauce' with a note - 'Just get 3 half-decent snags (that's sausages to us southerners) .........!'
'Pancakes, USA style -'instead of being thin and silky like French crepes, they are wonderfully fluffy and thick and can be made to perfection straight away - my Jools goes mad for them'.......
'The Best Steak Sarnie'
'Superb Roast Beef, Best Spuds and Huge Yorkies'
Useful notes head up most recipes and there is an intro for each new chapter, e.g.
From 'Quick Fixes':
'This chapter is all about really fast tasty ways to eat good old chicken, steak, cod and salmon, time and minimal washing up being of the essence. I'm going to give you quick methods like frying or grilling, or my favourite, baking in the bag, which I started doing when Jools and I first moved to London six years ago.......I love making these little envelopes, or bags, with all the ingredients placed in the middle of them......the great thing is that you cook your meat or fish in the same bag as your vegetables and herbs which, in turn, gives you a great home-made sauce.'
A small taste of the recipes contained within:
* Toad in the Hole
* Good Old Steak and Guinness Pie
* Beef Stew with Newcastle Brown Ale and Dumplings
* Superb Marinated Pork Fillet Roasted on Rhubarb
* Whole Roasted Salmon wrapped in Herbs & Newspaper
* The Easiest, Sexiest Salad in the World
* Chicken Breast Baked in a Bag with Mushrooms, Butter, White Wine & Thyme
* Wicked Baked Sardines
* Classic Penne Carbonara
* Kinda Spaghetti Bolognaise
* Pan-seared Scallops with Asparagus & Baby Leeks
* Layered Focaccia with Cheese and Rocket
* Banana and Honey Bread
* Sourdough Bread
* Lovely Lemon Curdy Pud
* The Best Hot Chocolate
* Christmas in a Glass
On the recipe side, so far so good. Typical Jamie Oliver recipes - simple to make, easy to follow, you don’t need a ridiculous pantry of world foods and really tasty.
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