Jamie Oliver, my cooking icon, uses veggies as the centerpiece in the majority of the recipes grouped here and every passthrough I find something droolworthy One of my favorite recipes, the Asparagus and Potato Tart, has made numerous dinner appearances, despite the pitfalls of creating a filo crust Grrr, filo Although many recipes have meat in them, it s usually either something that s simple to leave out or something I m inspired to make with a meat substitute The Italian Ham and Spinach Tart, for example, I ll be making this week and leaving the ham off Easy peasy.
All the recipes I ve tried have been successes Many have earned repeated rounds on the menu, like Sweet Pear and Apple Salad with Endive, Superb Squash Soup, Creamy Asparagus Soup, Fresh Tagliatelle with Sprouting Broccoli and Oozy Cheese Sauce, Rhubarb and Sticky Ginger Crumble, Mothership Tomato Salad and Top two recipes on my to make list Baked Cauliflower Broccoli Cannelloni, Incredible Smashed Peas Fava Beans on Toast Note to self plant fava beans.
I admit, I m a sucker for Oliver s excitement over good quality, fresh produce Why shouldn t I be He s absolutely right Jamie s abstract directions a good handful of parsley may worry a methodical cook, but I find them an opening, a verbal head nod to improvisation and creativity I find Oliver s recipes and his hands on approach to home cookery continually inspiring, making this book one of the first I reach for in a pinch.
Whenever I peer into this book, I m attacked by the green monster of jealousy How gorgeous and gigantic is his garden It s so fantastic And that s what s really interesting about his latest cookbook He intimately describes his garden and teaches you how to grow veggiesshortly, it s awesome I ve tried a few recipes from his book I tried his asparagus dishes, which were all fantastic And I made his onion soup, which turned out yummy The best thing I think I made so far was the blackberry and apple pie He also includes a pastry dough recipe, which is fantastic and kind of MADE the pie though it was a little bit on the thick side, all due to the fact that I fail rolling out dough.
And as an art major, I have to shout out the the designers of this book BEAUTIFUL photography, graphics, texts, layout GROAN FANTASTIC Best EPub, Jamie At Home Cook Your Way To The Good Life Author Jamie Oliver This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Jamie At Home Cook Your Way To The Good Life, Essay By Jamie Oliver Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You If you re trying to figure out new ways to highlight the bounty of your garden, this is it Using simple, everyday pantry items for the most part Jamie really brings out the best in fresh, ripe produce The photos are gorgeous, and the recipes are very easy to follow The book is broken up into seasons, and the Mothership tomato salad is not to be missed It is stupidly easy, but tastes like everything tomatoes ever promised to be A bottle of wine, a loaf of crusty bread, and maybe some cheese is all you need to round out a meal featuring the bright salad recipe here A slight warning this book will definitely make you long for your own garden, and quite likely, an outdoor wood fired oven especially if you watch the companion television show Even if you already are a pro in the kitchen, this should be added to the collection of cookbooks Oliver is able to bring out the best that each vegetable or fruit has to offer, revealing techniques not to be missed.
Love the countrified photos, layout, paper quality and format of this book Sophie Dahl s cookbooks are similar.
However if you are vegetarian like me you wont appreciate all the references to shooting game, meat and there are some dead animal images But for carnivores maybe it might get them thinking about where their meat actually comes from Great recipes very time consuming and chefy though the cheeky chilli chutney actually took me 3 hours over two days Welsh rarebit, rhubarb bellini, english onion soup, apple blackberry pie and the squash soup were also delicious, I recommend them.
Just wish I grew my own fruit and vegetables instead of relying on tasteless supermarket ones Love the format of this book If you re fond of gardening or just dreaming to own a vegetable garden despite living in a cramped urban apartment like me, this book is a great treat Like most Jamie Oliver s books, this one is filled with great photos, colors, and pretty illustrations.
Excellent all round cook book Friendly feel and many, many recipes that you WILL ACTUALLY COOK, unlike most celebrity chef books.
Jamie introduces a vegetable with a spread explaining how he grows tham in his garden, with lots of wholesome photos of him getting his hands muddy Then follows a section on using that vegetable in the kitchen Some recipes revolving around it, others focusing on a different main ingredient.
The pie recipe is a favourite.
Charming but ultimately I didn t leave with a single recipe that I intended to actually try.
This book is huge The gardener and tree hugger in my equally appreciate Oliver s take on food Oliver weaves conversations about food production, environmental issues, balancing hugging trees with real life, etc in with his great recipes He promotes local food, eating foods in season, and discusses the reality of our current food production world The recipes are mostly straight forward and simple, which is helpful for us ADD folks.