Jamie Oliver, best known for his cooking show Naked Chef
on the Food Network, once again brings simplicity into the
world of authentic cuisine with his new cookbook, JAMIE'S
ITALY. While traveling the bucolic landscape of Italy,
Jamie stops along the way sampling the finest dishes that
make Italian cooking so scrumptious. From antipasti to
delectable desserts, Jamie gives a variety of recipes to
indulge the reader's passion for Italian food.
The cookbook is beautifully arranged with colorful
photographs depicting Jamie's travels as well as examples
of how some of the dishes should look when prepared. Most
of the recipes call for simple ingredients that most
likely can be purchase at a local grocery store: however,
there are some ingredients, such as courgettes and dried
margherta pasta that may present the reader with a
challenge. The variations for the popular appetizer
bruchetta are divine, especially the easy baby artichoke
version which pleased my dinner guests.
Worthy of being displayed on the coffee table, JAMIE'S
ITALY not only is a picturesque cookbook worth the read,
but also it appeals to both the novice cook as well as the
expert chef. If planning a dinner party with an Italian
theme, JAMIE'S ITALY is a must-have guide that will
certainly guarantee a superb meal.
Italy and its wonderful flavors have always had a major
influence on Jamie Oliver's food and cooking. In Jamie's
Italy, he travels this famously gastronomic country paying
homage to the classic dishes of each region and searching
for new ideas to bring home. The result is a sensational
collection of Italian recipes, old and new, that will
ensure that Italy's influence reaches us all.
Italy has inspired Jamie Oliver throughout his career. His
ambition has always been to travel across the country on a
quest to capture the very essence of Italian cooking --
and to produce the best and simplest Italian cookbook for
everybody anywhere to enjoy.
Jamie's Italy is the result of that journey -- and it's a
land of plenty. As well as providing more than 120 brand-
new recipes for everything from risotto to roasts and
spaghetti to stews, structured as traditional trattoria
menus, Jamie takes you all over Italy to cook with and
learn from the real masters of Italian cuisine: the
locals. Far from the standard "lemons and olives" version
of Italian cooking, Jamie's Italy is a cookbook by the
people for the people. From Sicily to Tuscany, it's about
the local fishermen, family bakers, and, of course,
the "Mamas," sharing their recipes and the tips that have
gone into their cooking for generations. But it's not only
mouthwatering food that Jamie brings back home: it's also
the spirit that makes cooking and eating absolutely
central to family life, whichever part of Italy you're in.
Bursting with the warmth and hospitality of real family
life, this is both asuperbly accessible cookbook and a
unique travelogue and diary, in which you'll find the
authentic flavor of Italy and the people who live there.
If you love quality food prepared with genuine passion --
you'll never want to leave Jamie's Italy.