Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cook With Jamie

Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook is Jamie Oliver's seventh book (although he admits it should have been his first). It really is my favorite "go to" book when trying to make some new-to-me basic sauce or understand which cut of meat comes from which part of the animal...which need slow cooking, which do with a quick grill...

It has wonderful photos, walking you through each step of simply delicious, and incredibly easy to make recipes. ...like this awesome
Best Mac 'n Cheese on the planet (my words)
But, for me, the book is more about inspiration. It helps you understand exactly what works with what and why...like page 187 (I just randomly opened the book), there are 4 very different, very delectable roast chicken breast recipes. This page follows the pages on cuts of chicken, cooking tips for each "cut", and focuses on how to cook a great meal for one (all done in foil for easy clean up). See...you too can be a Jamie Oliver just by understanding some simple basic kitchen truths.

So if you're looking for an excellent kitchen "bible"...this is the one. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned cook, there's always something to learn. And if tips and recipes aren't reason enough to buy this book...Jamie donates 100% of profits to his Fifteen Foundation.

Come along and be a part of something wonderful.

1 comment:

jenisnape said...

I LOVE this book :) His other book Jamie at home is also really great and tells you all about seasonal veg and fruit and how to start planting them in your own garden. I need to pick up some of his other books now (Jamie's Italy sounds great!)