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The Naked Chef Paperback – 28 Jan 2010
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There are a few television chefs like Delia Smith and Nigel Slater who know exactly what viewers want. They cook food which is simple to prepare, but looks and tastes delicious. That's probably the reason why the BBC has bagged Jamie Oliver as the presenter of its series "The Naked Chef". A working chef at London's celebrated River Café, Oliver cooks simpler versions of what you would find on the restaurant's menu. It's basically modern Italian food using ingredients which can be found by almost anyone who is reasonably interested in food shopping. Like the television show, the book is titled The Naked Chef. In Oliver's words, this sums up the idea: "It's basically stripping back to the bare essentials." He applies this to all his recipes--from salads to roasts, desserts to pastas. He doesn't use culinary jargon nor time-consuming processes. In the book you'll find suggestions for ingredients to keep in your larder and herbs to grow on your windowsill. Recipes include Warm Salad of Radicchio, Gem and Pancetta and Beetroot Tagliatelle with Pesto, Mussels and White Wine. There are also tips on how to cook live lobsters, how to make gravy, preparing pulses for cooking, and how to make the perfect roast chicken. Several photographs accompany some of the recipes, with step-by-step instructions. Oliver's recipes for bread are particularly good--a tribute to his training at Carluccio's, the Covent Garden deli. This is the perfect book for anyone who doesn't want to spend much more than half an hour preparing meals and is not willing to compromise on innovation and taste. --Dale Kneen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Jamie Oliver's classic bestselling book, with simple recipes that combine bold flavours and nutritious fresh ingredients (from publisher's description)
Simply brilliant cooking, and Jamie's recipes are a joy (Nigel Slater)
There is only one Jamie Oliver. Great to watch. Great to cook (Delia Smith)
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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.
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Down to earth recipes. If you dont try you will not have something different.Published 5 months ago by Bunnykins
Some great recipes in here, I love Italian food and Jamies easy to follow recipes with everyday ingredients makes it really easy and great tasting.Published 5 months ago by Elrodgo
Excellent! I am delighted with the condition of this book as it's a presant for my daughter. First class service ~ thank you.Published 6 months ago by Mrs. Wendy Watson
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