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This is my guide to making you a better cook and it's the biggest book I've ever done! I think it looks beautiful and is full of simple and accessible recipes (160 of them!) that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. And that's not all ... there’s information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice This is my guide to making you a better cook and it's the biggest book I've ever done! I think it looks beautiful and is full of simple and accessible recipes (160 of them!) that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. And that's not all ... there’s information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice on how to recognize and cook loads of different cuts of meat, as well as on how to get the best value and quality when you’re out shopping. With Britain consuming more processed food than the rest of Europe put together, it’s a sad fact that most people just aren’t confident enough to cook any more. I'm hoping that with this new book, everyone will get stuck in and reclaim our fantastic cooking heritage!


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This is my guide to making you a better cook and it's the biggest book I've ever done! I think it looks beautiful and is full of simple and accessible recipes (160 of them!) that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. And that's not all ... there’s information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice This is my guide to making you a better cook and it's the biggest book I've ever done! I think it looks beautiful and is full of simple and accessible recipes (160 of them!) that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. And that's not all ... there’s information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice on how to recognize and cook loads of different cuts of meat, as well as on how to get the best value and quality when you’re out shopping. With Britain consuming more processed food than the rest of Europe put together, it’s a sad fact that most people just aren’t confident enough to cook any more. I'm hoping that with this new book, everyone will get stuck in and reclaim our fantastic cooking heritage!

30 review for Cook with Jamie

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bevin

    Jamie Oliver used to annoy me. His whole Naked Chef thing turned me off and I just kept wondering where his hands had been as they double dipped into each of his dishes. However, years have made me more forgiving and I find myself a bit in love with him. At the least, I want him to be my neighbor and make amazing pot luck dishes weekly! His passion for good, healthful cooking is inspirational and unlike other cooks of his fame and ilk, he doesn't shy away from vegetarian cooking. "Cook with Jamie Jamie Oliver used to annoy me. His whole Naked Chef thing turned me off and I just kept wondering where his hands had been as they double dipped into each of his dishes. However, years have made me more forgiving and I find myself a bit in love with him. At the least, I want him to be my neighbor and make amazing pot luck dishes weekly! His passion for good, healthful cooking is inspirational and unlike other cooks of his fame and ilk, he doesn't shy away from vegetarian cooking. "Cook with Jamie" is THE book to get the budding at home cook. Each component is given the proper attention to seasonality, how to prepare it, how to best cook it, and how to store it; followed by recipes and amazing photographs. I cannot wait to try some of his tricks for risotto. I love risotto but it's always a bit too much work for one person and leftovers can be tricky. Now, I know how they prepare it in restaurants and how to make more than I need, freeze it, and then bring it back to it's original lovelyness. What's even better, the book is brimming with great vegetarian options! It seems like there is a little "v" next to every other recipe in the appendix. Thank you Jamie!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn

    I liked the writing bits more than the recipes. Lots of great tips and information in a very casual, easy to follow style. HUGE section on fish and seafood, every other section quite a lot smaller. I am not fond of fish and seafood so it was lost on me. Did find about a half dozen recipes I want to try though.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sara Branmore

    Love this book. It's a classic. All the cuts of meats described - where they are, what they mean. Love watching the guy on TV too. He looks really at home in his garden and his kitchen. Kudos to a good book. Love this book. It's a classic. All the cuts of meats described - where they are, what they mean. Love watching the guy on TV too. He looks really at home in his garden and his kitchen. Kudos to a good book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    This is probably my favourite of the Jamie Oliver cookbooks I own. It's certainly a cut above the casual meals in his 30 Minute Meals and Ministry of Food cook books but the recipes are still accessible to the home cook. What's more there is plenty of information to help you improve your cooking skills and great appetising, full colour pictures of each recipe. The recipes emphasise fresh, healthy ingredients and they tend to be hearty and unpretentious meals. I'd recommend this to someone who wan This is probably my favourite of the Jamie Oliver cookbooks I own. It's certainly a cut above the casual meals in his 30 Minute Meals and Ministry of Food cook books but the recipes are still accessible to the home cook. What's more there is plenty of information to help you improve your cooking skills and great appetising, full colour pictures of each recipe. The recipes emphasise fresh, healthy ingredients and they tend to be hearty and unpretentious meals. I'd recommend this to someone who wants to improve their cooking skills. It would be a great book to cook from if you were having guests for dinner. Standouts in this book in my opinion are the 15 chocolate brownies, roast rack of lamb, ultimate rib of beef, recipes for making pasta from scratch and recipes for making dressings and sauces from scratch. I also always find good ideas for interesting vegetable side dishes in this book. A great addition to your cook book collection in my opinion!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Adorable, like all his books, and even though I took this one out from my local library, proceeds from book sales support his 15 foundation. I'd never heard of it before, but it gives folks having a hard time (drop out, cleaning up from drugs, lost job etc) a chance to learn to be chefs and get back on their feet As with all his books, the recipes are clear, simple and enticing. They're not overly fussy and don't require a lot of arcane or exotic ingredients. Adorable, like all his books, and even though I took this one out from my local library, proceeds from book sales support his 15 foundation. I'd never heard of it before, but it gives folks having a hard time (drop out, cleaning up from drugs, lost job etc) a chance to learn to be chefs and get back on their feet As with all his books, the recipes are clear, simple and enticing. They're not overly fussy and don't require a lot of arcane or exotic ingredients.

  6. 5 out of 5

    DeAnne

    I adore Jamie. His recipes are rarely for the beginner, but for those comfortable in the kitchen, he offers some interesting twists on common food. A lot of his flavor profiles might be unfamiliar, but I think he does some really interesting things. This book is often my go-to book when I feel homesick for England, but want to do something different than bangers and mash or bubble and squeak. It's not, however, a book I use very often for day-to-day inspiration. I adore Jamie. His recipes are rarely for the beginner, but for those comfortable in the kitchen, he offers some interesting twists on common food. A lot of his flavor profiles might be unfamiliar, but I think he does some really interesting things. This book is often my go-to book when I feel homesick for England, but want to do something different than bangers and mash or bubble and squeak. It's not, however, a book I use very often for day-to-day inspiration.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Finn

    How to seed a pomegranate, peel a head of garlic in 10 seconds or less, choose a perfectly ripe squash. What parts of the meat come from what parts of the animal (any animal)? Which are tender, which need to be braised, which are marbled. How to julienne vegetables, carve a turkey, chiffonade fresh herbage. AND a set of delicious, simple, beautiful recipes. Thanks Jamie, you're my kitchen spirit animal. How to seed a pomegranate, peel a head of garlic in 10 seconds or less, choose a perfectly ripe squash. What parts of the meat come from what parts of the animal (any animal)? Which are tender, which need to be braised, which are marbled. How to julienne vegetables, carve a turkey, chiffonade fresh herbage. AND a set of delicious, simple, beautiful recipes. Thanks Jamie, you're my kitchen spirit animal.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Hans

    If you don' t like Jamie's books you sure like this one. If you are not into salads like me you will be after reading the first part of the book. The remainder has a good chunk of meat tasty vegetables, a very good chapter on fish. The fish part is also a reason to buy this book. I still have to read the part on desserts which comes last. If you don' t like Jamie's books you sure like this one. If you are not into salads like me you will be after reading the first part of the book. The remainder has a good chunk of meat tasty vegetables, a very good chapter on fish. The fish part is also a reason to buy this book. I still have to read the part on desserts which comes last.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I got this book as an early Christmas gift and I love it! My cousin's husband made this amazing mushroom soup from one of his other cookbooks so I am really excited to try some of the recipes in here! I got this book as an early Christmas gift and I love it! My cousin's husband made this amazing mushroom soup from one of his other cookbooks so I am really excited to try some of the recipes in here!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Kamp

    This is by far the best cookbook out there right now. Every recipe has a picture. Every food has a broken down description of where it comes from and how to properly use it. It is like a food encyclopedia in one book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    every single dish we've tried from this book is outstanding! plus it teaches you about food - what to look for when buying fresh, good flavor and texture combinations, different ways to prepare, etc. every single dish we've tried from this book is outstanding! plus it teaches you about food - what to look for when buying fresh, good flavor and texture combinations, different ways to prepare, etc.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Simon

    Couldn't be without this Couldn't be without this

  13. 4 out of 5

    Maki

    Love every single one of his cook books!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kecia

    Another book with all the bells and whistles I've come to love in Jamie's work. Jamie pairs his recipes with gorgeous photograpy and tons of information about food. No one else comes close as far as I can tell. I like the way he writes his recipes too. They are not exact but rather give the cook room to improvise which is how I was taught by my grandmother to cook. I had to return this one to the library before I was really ready so I hand copied a few recipes out by hand that I didn't have time Another book with all the bells and whistles I've come to love in Jamie's work. Jamie pairs his recipes with gorgeous photograpy and tons of information about food. No one else comes close as far as I can tell. I like the way he writes his recipes too. They are not exact but rather give the cook room to improvise which is how I was taught by my grandmother to cook. I had to return this one to the library before I was really ready so I hand copied a few recipes out by hand that I didn't have time to try. Since it is summer I started with the Simple Sauteed Zucchini with chili and lemon. I typically sautee my zucchini the way Jamie does but I had never thought to add to chili and/or lemon. It added a nice twist to a summer staple at my house. I also tried Jool's Favorite Saturday Afternoon Pasta. This made a HUGE batch of pasta! Next time I'll be sure to cut it down. But it was hit...I think the touch of cinnamon was fantastic. And I've always been a lover of peas. I can eat nothing but peas for a meal. This book had 3 pea recipes that I wanted to try. I started with the Braised Peas with Spring Onions and Lettuce. It was easy and very, very good. I haven't had time to try the Minted Peas under Oil yet. I nervous about the amount of oil in this recipe, but I'll give it a shot. I'm also looking forward to trying the Cheesy Peas. If you've never tried any of Jamie's cookbooks...treat yourself. If you love food, you'll love any of his books.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tricia

    Unusually for a cookbook, I sat and read this from one end to the other. I looked it over for a few days, and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. I requested this book because it said it would help me to be a better cook, and believe me, I need help. But this wasn't really how the book read. It seemed to be for people who know the basics but need some help with maybe adding in different dishes or flavours to their repetoire. Not for someone who can baely boil an egg or roast a chicken. With re Unusually for a cookbook, I sat and read this from one end to the other. I looked it over for a few days, and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. I requested this book because it said it would help me to be a better cook, and believe me, I need help. But this wasn't really how the book read. It seemed to be for people who know the basics but need some help with maybe adding in different dishes or flavours to their repetoire. Not for someone who can baely boil an egg or roast a chicken. With recipes that encourage you to go organic and free-range (noble pursuits, I admit), there is no easy explanation of doing some of the cooking complications. Very often the reader is reprimanded not to let something overcook, but we aren't given clear instructions on how to tell when it's done. I also find it a bit ridiculous that there were more meringue recipes in the book than chicken recipes. And that the vegetable section was full of one to three recipes on each of the 10 most popular British veggies, but that these tended to be quite same-y and boring - right after we are told that vegetables don't have to be boring. I think the squash section was the most useful of these not particularly useful sections. Overall, I'm not impressed, and I don't know if this book will even stay on my shelves.

  16. 5 out of 5

    penny shima glanz

    Yes it’s big, but it is packed with gorgeous pictures and amazing advice all fresh and real, like Jamie. Sure there were a few parts of chapters I all-out skipped (go kashrut) and one I skipped because of celiac. I ate quite a bit while pouring over this book (a good sign in my opinion) and I have come away with some ideas of how to implement the plan and some new ideas for serving gnocchi. I’m not going to return this library book quite yet as I make plans for post-pesach as well. I know a book Yes it’s big, but it is packed with gorgeous pictures and amazing advice all fresh and real, like Jamie. Sure there were a few parts of chapters I all-out skipped (go kashrut) and one I skipped because of celiac. I ate quite a bit while pouring over this book (a good sign in my opinion) and I have come away with some ideas of how to implement the plan and some new ideas for serving gnocchi. I’m not going to return this library book quite yet as I make plans for post-pesach as well. I know a book being seriously considered as a gift for a certain individual in my life who loves cookbooks. His Naked Chef is on the library hold shelf waiting for me. I’m just wondering why it took me so long to look into the books of a chef I’d admired for so long.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lidia

    Jamie's approach to making food is all recipe and not technique. You don't need a full-time personal sous chef, or to master complicated knife skills, or have a lot of expensive restauraunt grade equipment to make his stuff work, which makes it my go-to book when I need weeknight inspiration. In fact, these recipes might even impress a foodie friend or two when hosting those special occasion dinner parties. These recipes aren't cutting edge but they aren't boring either - a perfect balance for t Jamie's approach to making food is all recipe and not technique. You don't need a full-time personal sous chef, or to master complicated knife skills, or have a lot of expensive restauraunt grade equipment to make his stuff work, which makes it my go-to book when I need weeknight inspiration. In fact, these recipes might even impress a foodie friend or two when hosting those special occasion dinner parties. These recipes aren't cutting edge but they aren't boring either - a perfect balance for the adventurous home cook. It's packed with pretty photos, too. Jamie has written a ton of books, and this is my favorite so far. PLUS, the proceeds go directly to a great cause called Fifteen Foundation: http://www.fifteen.net/Pages/default....

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    This book is hit and miss for me. I want to love it, and I continually return to it, but I find the results inconsistent. I attempted a gnocchi recipe, and it was awful (though I fully accept much of the blame for this). It was also labour intensive; I've since tried another gnocchi recipe which had fewer steps and tasted better. However, the photographs are beautiful, and I do think this is a useful resource to have on your shelf. Steps are explained really well and it is more than just a colle This book is hit and miss for me. I want to love it, and I continually return to it, but I find the results inconsistent. I attempted a gnocchi recipe, and it was awful (though I fully accept much of the blame for this). It was also labour intensive; I've since tried another gnocchi recipe which had fewer steps and tasted better. However, the photographs are beautiful, and I do think this is a useful resource to have on your shelf. Steps are explained really well and it is more than just a collection of recipes - this is a cookbook you can read from cover to cover to learn more about technique.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    I had forgotten I had bought this new book until my best friend from college visited recently and mentioned it to me. And she's right - it's fantastic. If you've ever seen Jamie Oliver cook on a TV show you know his style - authentic, simple, rustic, and full of amazing flavor. And that's how this books is laid out. Perhaps most telling is that his section on required kitchen gear is only 1 page listing only 11 things. But his chapters on food list tons of useful information about products, ingr I had forgotten I had bought this new book until my best friend from college visited recently and mentioned it to me. And she's right - it's fantastic. If you've ever seen Jamie Oliver cook on a TV show you know his style - authentic, simple, rustic, and full of amazing flavor. And that's how this books is laid out. Perhaps most telling is that his section on required kitchen gear is only 1 page listing only 11 things. But his chapters on food list tons of useful information about products, ingredients and techniques. And each chapter contains mouth-watering recipes that are sure to please.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Susanne

    Jamie Oliver has always been one of my go-to chefs, and I wish this book had been around when I first started cooking for myself regularly because it would have topped up my knowledge nicely. Even for an experienced cook like myself there will always be areas you are less confident in, so as well as yummy recipes I too have learnt a few new skills. With meat sections that also show where each cut comes from, easy ways to cook and prepare different fish and a big list of vegetable dishes to go with Jamie Oliver has always been one of my go-to chefs, and I wish this book had been around when I first started cooking for myself regularly because it would have topped up my knowledge nicely. Even for an experienced cook like myself there will always be areas you are less confident in, so as well as yummy recipes I too have learnt a few new skills. With meat sections that also show where each cut comes from, easy ways to cook and prepare different fish and a big list of vegetable dishes to go with them, this is a great book and should be essential for all new budding cooks and chefs.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

    I liked some of the recipies and the information and cooking tips. I din't like that he wrote "good quality" before almost everything in the ingredient list. Like he was certain we would go for the bargain maccaroni if he didn't include the words "good quality" before maccaroni. A little intro in the beginning stating his preference for all good quality ingrediants and organic or free range eggs would have been less annoying than reading it over and over. I liked some of the recipies and the information and cooking tips. I din't like that he wrote "good quality" before almost everything in the ingredient list. Like he was certain we would go for the bargain maccaroni if he didn't include the words "good quality" before maccaroni. A little intro in the beginning stating his preference for all good quality ingrediants and organic or free range eggs would have been less annoying than reading it over and over.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    This is a pretty big book and being that I got it on loan from the library, I tried to scan and copy a few of the recipes I liked. Well, that didn't seem to work out too well because the ingredients would not copy. Not sure if there is a copyright that doesn't allow you to scan/copy/print but it just wouldn't. Not to say it took away from this book. Several ingredients caught my eye especially the mac n cheese. This is a pretty big book and being that I got it on loan from the library, I tried to scan and copy a few of the recipes I liked. Well, that didn't seem to work out too well because the ingredients would not copy. Not sure if there is a copyright that doesn't allow you to scan/copy/print but it just wouldn't. Not to say it took away from this book. Several ingredients caught my eye especially the mac n cheese.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elisa Garza

    There's a lot of great info in here and some beautiful pictures. He breaks his recipes down by main ingredient, and most of them did not appeal to me at all. But I am excited about making some of the desserts - the tea cakes are beautiful, the brownies look delicious, I'll have to try the chocolate tart, and he's inspired me to make my own ice cream this summer (without an ice cream maker!). Now I've just got to find some vanilla bean pods . . . There's a lot of great info in here and some beautiful pictures. He breaks his recipes down by main ingredient, and most of them did not appeal to me at all. But I am excited about making some of the desserts - the tea cakes are beautiful, the brownies look delicious, I'll have to try the chocolate tart, and he's inspired me to make my own ice cream this summer (without an ice cream maker!). Now I've just got to find some vanilla bean pods . . .

  24. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    I received this book as a Christmas present, on my request and have regretted asking for it ever since. It is most likely a good book for those who cook a lot of 'English' food, or for those interested, but for me, the ingredients were not at all appealing. The one recipe I did try, we did not like at all. I still keep it on the shelf, thinking one day I may try another, but that may be a long time off. I received this book as a Christmas present, on my request and have regretted asking for it ever since. It is most likely a good book for those who cook a lot of 'English' food, or for those interested, but for me, the ingredients were not at all appealing. The one recipe I did try, we did not like at all. I still keep it on the shelf, thinking one day I may try another, but that may be a long time off.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    Hope the librarian insisted I take this book home when I waffled at the checkout counter. So I took it home and flipped through it but didn't read more than a page or two. Will I check it out again? Probably not. Not really the style of cooking I'm interested in doing myself. But it's a very beautiful book and he's an interesting character who seems to have a compassionate heart. Hope the librarian insisted I take this book home when I waffled at the checkout counter. So I took it home and flipped through it but didn't read more than a page or two. Will I check it out again? Probably not. Not really the style of cooking I'm interested in doing myself. But it's a very beautiful book and he's an interesting character who seems to have a compassionate heart.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Northrup

    Previewed this from the library before buying. Actually looking for something basic for my boyfriend, who would like to learn to cook more than two things. This isn't the right book, however. It's fine. But I have two or three of Oliver's earlier books and this isn't any more basic than they are. Those are good books too, but I don't need another, especially not for this specific purpose. Previewed this from the library before buying. Actually looking for something basic for my boyfriend, who would like to learn to cook more than two things. This isn't the right book, however. It's fine. But I have two or three of Oliver's earlier books and this isn't any more basic than they are. Those are good books too, but I don't need another, especially not for this specific purpose.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Black

    Just started to use it but I like Jamie because he teaches technique - intuitive technique! - as he goes and encourages playing around with the food and changing the recipes. I like his philosophy and even the style of the book. Some of the meat is traditional English fare that I am not interested in. Reading it goes well with wine.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Keeko

    This book is a part of his project to help young people keep from becoming delinquents. I like his approach to cooking because he tries new ideas, but not just for the sake of being creative. They actually taste good. Plus the preparation is pretty basic, and the food is healthy. And, it's a lovely book to look at as well. This book is a part of his project to help young people keep from becoming delinquents. I like his approach to cooking because he tries new ideas, but not just for the sake of being creative. They actually taste good. Plus the preparation is pretty basic, and the food is healthy. And, it's a lovely book to look at as well.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Foxthyme

    What a fabulous book! Great pictures. Excellent instructions. Casual conversation, no stilted food talk. Genuinely good food. And the proceeds go to the Fifteen program which trains down and out youth in the culinary arts.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ginny

    As cookbooks go pretty basic stuff. I don't like that the calculations are all in ounces/cups... I prefer when the recipe gives the alternative grams/kg info given that I've been weighing my measurements for years now - it is so much more convenient. As cookbooks go pretty basic stuff. I don't like that the calculations are all in ounces/cups... I prefer when the recipe gives the alternative grams/kg info given that I've been weighing my measurements for years now - it is so much more convenient.

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