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									Jamie OliverJamie Oliver
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver earned his nickname "The Naked Chef" from his philosophy that the best approach to cooking is to strip it down to the bare essentials, using simple ingredients and techniques. His back-to-basics approach -- combined with his winning kitchen charisma on television -- have made Oliver one hot culinary commodity.

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Jamie Oliver
Current Home:
London, England
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1975
Place of Birth:
Essex, England
Westminster Catering College

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								Jamie's Italy, Author: 
								Jamie Oliver.

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Jamie's Italy
by Jamie Oliver
Pasta fans, rejoice! Oliver finally devotes an entire book to America's favorite cuisine -- Italian! Italy and its wonderful flavors have always had a major influence on Oliver's food and cooking. In Jamie's Italy, he 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 that Italy's influence reaches us all.
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								Naked Chef Takes Off, Author: 
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*  The Naked Chef (2000)
*  Naked Chef Takes Off (2001)
*  Happy Days with the Naked Chef (2002)
*  Jamie's Kitchen: A Complete Cooking Course for Everyone (2003)
*  Jamie's Dinners (2004)
*  Jamie's Italy (2006)
*  Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook (2007)

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								The Naked Chef, Author: 
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The Naked Chef
by Jamie Oliver
Oliver’s most straightforward book, this guide to what he considers the cooking basics is broken down into categories including soups, salads, fish, meat, etc. and contains supplemental chapters on herbs and sauces, “bits, bobs, this, that and the other.” This book introduced Oliver's core philosophy that the best approach to cooking is to "strip it bare, then make it work."

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Culinary Cred

While Oliver's whiz-bang style and popstar looks made him an instant hit with television audiences, he's made some high-profile impressions as well. After his show The Naked Chef premiered on English tellys, British premiere Tony Blair asked Oliver to cater a meeting with the Prime Minister's Italian counterpart. The meal was such a hit that Blair offered Jamie the position of “food tsar” for Britain’s hospitals -- a role Oliver politely declined.