The Naked Chef

The Naked Chef

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by Jamie Oliver
     
 

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In this #1 international bestseller with more than 300,000 copies sold in the U.K., London's hottest young chef strips fine food down to the bare essentials.Naked? It's not him it's the food! Jamie Oliver a.k.a. the Naked Chef is England's #1 bestselling food sensation, a charismatic, streetwise culinary wonder boy whose personality is as fresh and unpretentious as

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In this #1 international bestseller with more than 300,000 copies sold in the U.K., London's hottest young chef strips fine food down to the bare essentials.Naked? It's not him it's the food! Jamie Oliver a.k.a. the Naked Chef is England's #1 bestselling food sensation, a charismatic, streetwise culinary wonder boy whose personality is as fresh and unpretentious as his cooking. In this extraordinary cookbook, Jamie takes all of the trade secrets he has accumulated since he started cooking at age eight and distills them into a refreshingly simple style that really works for people who are passionate about food, but don't always have a lot of time, money, or space. Jamie has applied his strip it bare then make it work principle to all his meals from salads to roasts, desserts to pastas and has created a foolproof repertoire of simple, feisty, and delicious recipes that combine bold flavors with fresh ingredients. With more than 120 fuss-free recipes, The Naked Chef, a sumptuous feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, is modern cooking at its best. "Jamie Oliver is down-to-earth and contagiously passionate about food. In this competitive world of celebrity chefs, I truly believe he is the Next Big Thing. Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and Vegetable Heaven.

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England's "Naked Chef," Jamie Oliver, didn't earn his sobriquet baring the family jewels. He became England's food sensation by slicing recipes down to size, insisting "strip it bare, then make it work." With 120 cut-the-fuss, back-to-basic recipes, this former chef at London's prestigious river Cafe teaches us that good cooking can be quick, tasty, and unpretentious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401308230
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.62(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 is thirty-three and 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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How often do you get a cookbook that is a kick to read! The recipies work well, and use ingredients that are easy to find.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reviewer: Sarah Ehlinger from Los Angeles, CA United States I think Jamie is a creative chef who uses ingredients we all love in simple, interesting ways. However...anyone thinking of buying this book should be aware that it contains HUGE MISTAKES. I don't know if they are misprints or if Jamie never actually checked the recipies, but there are big problems. The steamed chocolate pudding, for example, tastes absolutely horrible -- like salt and flour -- because he calls for 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour, which has a lot of baking soda in it. The Mediterranean fish in a tin foil pouch needs too cook for 20 minutes, not 10, and once you've opened the foil after 10 minutes you've ruined the whole thing. Basically, I'm very irritated that no one bothered to make sure the recipies actually work. Cookbooks should have no misprints at all -- it's NOT okay to call for a cup of powdered sugar when you really mean a teaspoon (in the chocolate sauce recipe). Annoying!!! Can ruin your night!!!! Beware!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very nice to look at and is very well laid out, but most importantly, the recipes are great. Jamie Oliver delivers simple, beautiful, and most importantly invigorating recipes without the slightest edge of pretense. The list of staples is fantastic, and I love the Spinach, Feta, and Fresh Pea salad. This and Mario Batali's 'Simple Italian Food' may be the only two cookbooks I'll ever need!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Jamie Oliver is the smartest cook ever! He has inspired this teen to cook and try new things. This is my second Bible! (No lie!The pages have stains all over it, I buying a new copy)I've gotten all my friends the book and now we are using the recipes in my freshman home ec. class. They are that easy! And my whole family watches the show like it's a drug and if we don't have it we might go insain! The man is great and a genius in his own field. Plus, he's not bad on the eyes! ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't watched the show. A friend had this cookbook and I took a peek. The recipes use readily available ingredients (particularly if you have an herb garden). They are elegant, yet easily executed. I strongly recommend this cookbook for both novices and experienced cooks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i don't care what he cooks. He's as hot as the food! and i'm sure the book is great
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally have not read the book, but watch religiously on TV each week awaiting the next exciting recipie. I am particularly looking for the pork chop recipie shown in Brisbane Aust. last week, am I able to find it anywhere. Jamie, you are by far the best
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will admit that I did not watch Jamie Oliver on tv before last month because I was put off by the title of his show, The Naked Chef. I thought, oh no, not another up close and personal selling tool. But I was surfing the channels, as one does, and did not realise what I was intently watching. Jamie has a way of putting over the art of cooking so that anyone can do it. On his TV programmes he makes it light and fun,yet action packed. He slides down the bannister of his upper apartment and shoots hoops before opening his front door! Cool! After his very clever deliveries, and you really want to run out and duplicate the experience. He is young, lively and believable. Even an oldie like me can relate and I love him. How could I have survived without him this far? Why aren't his programmes in America yet??
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for people who know how to cook and people who dont. I like cooking and I thought I could do with learning a couple of new so I bought this book. If you like his T.V program then you will enjoy this book I know I do. A great book for all ages and all standrds of cooks