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|Format:||Hardback, 336 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 03 October 2005|
Ever since working at the River Cafe for Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, Jamie Oliver has had a serious passion for Italian food. Now, ten years later, Italy and its wonderful flavours continue to have a major influence on his food and cooking. In Jamie's Italy, Jamie 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 Italy's influence reaches us all. On the menu is an array of magical ingredients and Mediterranean flavours all combined in Jamie's inimitable way. From Parma ham to Parmesan, from pannetone to panzanella, Jamie's new book will transport you to Italy or at least bring Italy home to you.
About the Author
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parent's pub The Cricketers in Essex. He has worked with some of the world's top chefs and now runs his own restaurant, Fifteen, in East London. In 2004, he launched the Feed Me Better campaign to improve school dinners which has since started a revolution in schools across the UK. He lives in London with his wife, Jools, and their daughters, Poppy and Daisy.
Oliver, television's Naked Chef, may have been born in Southend-on-Sea, but he turns out to have an Italian soul in this collection of recipes from all over the Boot. As an outsider, Oliver has great reverence for the traditions of Italy, and he offers some surprisingly deep insight about how a lack of choice and a massive working-class population have kept those traditions alive. This is no sugar-coated fairy tale, however: Oliver doesn't hesitate to get down-and-dirty, as in a description of Palermo street food served by hand from a "chain-smoking, dirty-looking bloke," and he cogently explains why he insisted on including a "graphic and gruesome" photo of a slaughtered sheep. Indeed, Oliver enthusiastically encourages British and American readers to familiarize themselves with foods less common in their home countries such as rabbit. Nonna Giusy's Fish with Couscous reflects the African influences of Sicily, and Altamura Pea Soup with fresh peas and broken spaghetti perfectly represents the Italian genius for making something out of almost-nothing. Desserts include a simple Pear Sorbet with grappa. Candid photos such as one of Oliver's mentor's father, a 96-year-old who cooks for himself every day reinforce the personal feel of this collection, and the impression that Oliver has a deep affinity for Italian food, no matter his British roots. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Oliver, a.k.a. The Naked Chef, got his start at London's River Caf?, known for its contemporary Italian cuisine, but he's only recently been able to travel extensively in Italy. His new book is his enthusiastic, personal introduction to the "real" Italy, and he presents more than 100 recipes, many of them inspired by people he met on his journey from gamekeepers and winemakers to caf? owners and home cooks. Most of the recipes are for casual, rustic dishes: The Best Shrimp and Parsley Frittata, Nonna Giusy's Fish with Couscous, Fried Crispy Polenta with Rosemary and Salt. Some of Oliver's "discoveries" about Italian cooking will not be new to anyone familiar with other good books available on Italian regional cuisine, from Carol Field's In Nonna's Kitchen to Mario Batali's Molto Italiano, but Oliver's exuberant style and mouthwatering recipes have won him many fans. For most collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Michael Joseph Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 19.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.19 kg)|