Happy Days with the Naked Chef

Happy Days with the Naked Chef

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by Jamie Oliver
     
 

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Jamie Oliver believes in finding the best ingredients and making tasty, easy, social meals. Like his first two bestselling cookbooks, Happy Days with the Naked Chef is filled with fantastic salads, pastas, meat, fish, breads, and desserts for all occasions. In 'Comfort Grub' Jamie gives you his contemporary twists on old favorites, and in 'Quick Fixes' he

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Jamie Oliver believes in finding the best ingredients and making tasty, easy, social meals. Like his first two bestselling cookbooks, Happy Days with the Naked Chef is filled with fantastic salads, pastas, meat, fish, breads, and desserts for all occasions. In 'Comfort Grub' Jamie gives you his contemporary twists on old favorites, and in 'Quick Fixes' he whips up really delicious, easy dinners—just right for when you get home late from work. The 'Kids' Club' chapter is all about involving your kids in your cooking, like having them squash fresh tomatoes for pasta, pit olives, and knead and shape bread. For Jamie Oliver, food is all about Happy Days—good fun and great eating.

Editorial Reviews

USA Today
Young and fun.
New York Times Book Review
The perfect cookbook.
Seattle Times
His enthusiasm and love of life are infectious, and he is in fine form here.
Winston-Salem Journal
Naked Chef's third is upbeat, encouraging, loaded with comfort.
Publishers Weekly
Page for page, this omnibus encompasses the full spectrum of vegetarian cooking. Covering not only the basics of vegetarian fare, Dragonwagon (Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook) draws not only on the traditional beans, tofu and pasta staples but also on the influences of other cultures. From the Indian Dal through the Sweet Sesame-Gingered Dressing to the Eggplant Fans, the volume is redolent with herbs and spices and seasoned with a large pinch of loving care. Passionate about her food, Dragonwagon intersperses anecdotes throughout the book chronicling her life and philosophies as well as those of her husband, who died during its writing. Each chapter has its own introduction to promote and inform be it on the health benefits of beans or the versatility of soy before following on with the relevant recipes. The 1,000-plus recipes are augmented with multiple variations that fill the margins along with menu suggestions and helpful notes. Many recipes are suitable for vegans (a growing portion of the vegetarian market), but are just as appealing to the meat-lover who wants a change. Although the book often feels cluttered with information, with its multi-column layout, sidebars and line-drawings, the overall impression is vibrant and lively. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
The Naked Chef is back with another exuberant, engaging collection of fresh, vibrant recipes. This time, he includes some homier dishes in a chapter called "Comfort Grub," his take on some traditional English favorites. Now that he's a family man, there's also a chapter on cooking with kids. In general, Oliver's food is often quite simple, but he also offers a chapter of "Quick Fixes," delicious dishes that require minimal preparation and cleanup (many of them are cooked "in a bag," a foil pouch). Full-page color photographs illustrate many of the recipes, and there are also shots of Oliver, with family and friends. The Naked Chef hasn't lost any of his enthusiasm, and neither have his many fans. An essential purchase. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786868520
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
10/09/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
505,844
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jamie Oliver grew up in his parents' country pub, the Cricketers in Clavering, where he started cooking at the age of eight, before studying at London's Westminster Catering College. He then went on to work with some of the top chefs in England namely Antonio Carluccio at the Neal Street Restaurant and Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers at the River Café. The author of such popular titles as The Naked Chef, Jamie's Kitchen, and Jamie's Italy, among others, he has written for the Saturday Times, served as Food Editor at GQ and Marie Claire magazines, and hosted the popular television show The Naked Chef. He lives in London with his wife Jools and their daughters, Poppy and Daisy.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1975
Place of Birth:
Essex, England

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Happy Days with the Naked Chef 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Jamie Oliver once again serves his own brand of talent and personality with shining enthusiasm. You are hooked in his London world of social cooking, and entertained by his unapologetically honest and FUNNY commentaries on the world of cooking and the world in general. This time his wife , Jools, is included as his partner in the kitchen, and a section dedicated to children, inspired by his own new fatherhood, was written. More desserts, more drinks, and more recipes stripped down to the bare essentials of cooking. This is why the world loves the naked chef!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OOOOHH your wife is so lucky, she had the best husband ever: handsome, The Greatest Chef, funny, friendly, and rich because i think that he have to be rich, too many fans world wide... dont be jelause we are too far away from him. (Venezuela)