Is it me or does it feel like it’s been way too long since Jamie Oliver released a cookbook? Either way I am absolutely over the moon as he has been my number 1 food hero since I started cooking so whenever he releases a new cookbook I’m running straight to the shop to buy it. His latest one? Jamie Cooks Italy, which is also a TV show on Channel 4. When I first started cooking I’d watch loads of his shows, as it helped me understand the techniques way better. Still to this day I’ll often look for a video of a recipe if I’m stuck, just to see how chefs go about it.
I can imagine loads of people saying: surely he already did an Italian cookbook, why is this one any different? Well as far as I’m concerned you can never have enough Italian cookbooks as it’s such a rich kitchen with so many different ways of making a recipe. Each region has its own specialities and some general Italian foods might be cooked differently depending on where you go.
It’s so nice to see Jamie go back to Italian food, with loads of rustic traditional recipes from Italian grandma’s for us all to try!
Jamie returns to cooking the food he loves the most, getting right to heart of the Italian kitchen in his ultimate go-to Italian cookbook. He shows you that truly authentic Italian cooking is simple, beautiful and achievable. Featuring 140 recipes in Jamie’s fuss-free and easy-to-follow style, the book has chapters on Antipasti, Salads, Soups, Pasta, Rice & Dumplings, Meat, Fish, Sides, Bread & Pastry, Dessert and all of the Italian basics you’ll ever need to know.
Jamie fell in love with Italian food 25 years ago. Now he’s sharing his ultimate recipes, a mixture of fast and slow cooking, famous classics with a Jamie twist, simple everyday dishes and more indulgent labour-of-love choices for weekends and parties. VIVA L’ITALIA! Here’s a little taste of what you can expect:
· Pizza Fritta is one of the oldest forms of pizza and the classic, ultimate street food of Naples, stuffed with gorgeous ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella and basil.
· Neapolitan Style Pizza Base, authentic, crispy, thin, fluffy and delicate.
· Beautifully simple delicious tomato sauce with Neapolitan topping . . . and Jamie’s favourite broccoli, chilli and spicy sausage pizza topping.
· Tuna Fettucine found on the pastel painted island of Procida with baby courgettes, sweet cherry tomatoes, pecorino and crushed almonds.
· Fish in crazy water. A true seafood celebration and showstopper, aqua pazza is the ultimate island fish dish. Whole fish poached in what the locals like to call crazy water. Simple, super tasty seafood.
About the author
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents’ pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Café, where he was famously spotted by a television production company.
His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series. Since then he has set up Fifteen restaurant in London, changed school dinners in the UK and revolutionized home cooking. His charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, seeks to improve people’s lives through food.
He writes for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own Jamie Magazine. Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and their children.
You can buy this book on Amazon UK
Hardcover: 408 pages
Publisher: Michael Joseph; 1 edition (9 Aug. 2018)
Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.7 x 25.1 cm