Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World

Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World

by Jamie Oliver
     
 

This new book of mine is all about fun, escapist recipes. It's an adventurous cookbook that embraces the big hitters from the incredible countries I've visited recently, as well as completely new things I've made up by taking cues from the influences around me. I've taken some of the most famous and exciting dishes from these beautiful places and tweaked them so

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This new book of mine is all about fun, escapist recipes. It's an adventurous cookbook that embraces the big hitters from the incredible countries I've visited recently, as well as completely new things I've made up by taking cues from the influences around me. I've taken some of the most famous and exciting dishes from these beautiful places and tweaked them so you can recreate the paellas of Spain, the tagines of Morocco and the risottos of Italy easily, and authentically, in your own kitchen.

Every now and then, being brave, escaping the daily routine and filling up on other cultures is a great thing to do. Just get out there and discover the fantastic flavors, people, and places that exist just a flight away.

So, if you've been talking about going somewhere in particular but haven't gotten around to booking your ticket, I urge you to go for it. You'll come back feeling optimistic about life, with a head full of beautiful memories—not to mention ideas for incredible dishes. In the meantime, let this book introduce you to some of the fantastic new recipes and flavors I've discovered, and maybe even reintroduce you to recipes you've loved and enjoyed on your own holidays, but just never knew how to make.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/07/2013
There comes a time in the life of every celebrity chef when he must set out to travel the world with hopes of discovering international inspirations and additional revenue streams. So it is with Oliver in this collection, which explores the cuisines of Spain, Italy, Sweden, Morocco, Greece and France. There is a broad mix of classic dishes and new creations in the more than 100 recipes. So, grilled sardines appear side-by-side with shrimp-stuffed spicy fish with vermicelli, as do steak tartare and radish salad with cured duck, as do souvlaki and mighty meaty stifado (a variation of a classic Greek beef stew which here adds pork). A nicely designed 15-page section on tapas employs a blend of full-page and one-third page color photos, with most of the instructions kept short and sweet. Indeed, the work is as much a picture book as a cookbook, with photos accounting for about half the page count. While clearly in charge in the kitchen, Oliver could have added some depth to the true yet bland travel writing that appears at the start of each country-specific chapter. For instance, he says of Toulouse, “It’s really rural, and ridiculously pretty and quaint.” And of Stockholm, “The people are gorgeous and really know how to enjoy life.” (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401324414
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
905,429
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 12 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. Oliver's recent television show, Food Revolution, has aired on ABC for two seasons. He is thirty-eight and lives in London with his wife, Jools and their four children.

Brief Biography

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

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