Jamie's Great Britain

Jamie's Great Britain

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Jamie Oliver celebrates Britain's very best food in Jamie's Great Britain

Jamie grew up in one of the first true British "gastropubs". For him, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that puts a smile on your face. And that's what he wants to share in the new book: the essence of British food, done properly.

Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home. The food reflects an open-minded culture as well as the country's beauty. There are over 100 of Jamie Oliver's favourite recipes: some are indisputable classics, some are his versions of the classics, some should be classics but just haven't been made famous yet and others he's made up from the great bounty of British produce.

Inspired by his childhood, Jamie shares the recipes for his favourite pub grub and equips you with everything you'll need for the perfect picnic. Jamie's Great Britain guides you through classic dishes and snacks, like moreish Scotch Eggs, crispy Cornish Pasties and a Victoria Sponge that will add a sparkle to any summer day.

Wherever you're from, if you love food Jamie's Great Britain will offer you a little taste of happiness.

'There is only one Jamie Oliver. Great to watch. Great to cook' Delia Smith

Publisher: London : Michael Joseph, 2011.
ISBN: 9780718156817
Branch Call Number: 641.5941 OLIVE
Characteristics: 407 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

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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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