Jamie Oliver's Great Britain

Jamie Oliver's Great Britain

Book - 2012
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Having grown up in his parents' gastropub, Jamie Oliver has always had a special place in his heart for British cooking. And in recent years there's been an exciting revolution in the British food world in general. English chefs, producers, and artisans are retracing old recipes, rediscovering quality ingredients, and focusing on simplicity and quality. Jamie celebrates the best of the old and new (including classic British immigrant food) in his first cookbook focused on England.

Here are over 130 great, easy-to-prepare recipes, ranging from salads-Heavenly Salmon and Epic Roast Chicken; to puddings-Rhubarb and Rice Pudding and Citrus Cheesecake Pots; to Sunday lunch-Guinness Lamb Shanks and Roast Quail Skewers; and, of course, the crumbliest scones. America has already fallen for the new British gastropub cooking, with popular restaurants by chefs such as April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig and the John Dory. Now Jamie shows how to make the same delicious food at home. This is definitely not your grandmother's mushy peas!
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781401324780
Branch Call Number: 641 .5941 OLI
Characteristics: 407 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Loftus, David

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Bunny_Watson716 Mar 16, 2016

You may think British food is uninspiring, but I bet you will find a recipe in here to change your mind. Many serve a relatively large group, so roll up your sleeves, invite your friends round, and get stuck in to some tasty meals!

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deel22
Mar 02, 2016

Who doesn't love Jamie?! Another good book learning to cook some good ol' British recipes with Jamie's twist.

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libbidy
Mar 27, 2014

Such a fun cookbook with lots of pictures and stories about the recipes. Some recipes are more complicated than others but I picked some out to try.

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deRougemont
Jan 24, 2013

Contains some great recipes and a nice breezy style, but like most pf Oliver's books, this volume is meant for reading not using. The only way to execute hiis recipes without mounting frustration is to transcribe them into an easier to follow format. 8 out of 10 for content. 3 out of 10 for effective recipe and book design.

ksoles Dec 31, 2012

The aftermath of Olympic-inspired "British Fever" seems the perfect time for Jamie Oliver to have released his newest cookbook, "Jamie Oliver's Great Britain." Although the country has an unappealing culinary reputation featuring tough meat and grey-ish vegetables, this book dispels stereotypes and indeed contains some of the most mouth-watering recipes in all of Oliver's impressive collection.

At 416 pages, "Great Britain" meticulously chronicles Oliver's search through Britain for the best recipes and most profound inspiration. The gorgeous photos showcase not just the food, but also the people and scenery of the country. Using a graphic, scrapbook-like style, Oliver makes his country look beautiful, inviting and rich in culinary tradition.

Each recipe begins with a heartfelt introduction and contains easy-to-follow instructions (although multi-coloured fonts sometimes make the text hard to read). Traditional chapters include classics like steak & kidney pie and cornish pasties; others explore international influences. Oliver even writes a chapter called "Afternoon Tea," which features sour cranberry bakewell and Nan's St. Clement's Cake.

A thoroughly enjoyable read about Jamie Oliver's adventures in Britain and the country's culture.

debwalker Oct 12, 2012

Good old proper British cooking infused with global spins.

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