Jamie Oliver’s first job as a chef, years before the television cameras found him, used to be under Antonio Carluccio’s famous mantle, and he’s still passionate about the flavours of Italy – so this all-Italian cookbook, Jamie Cooks Italy, is a natural progression for him. Written to accompany an eight-part TV series with the intention to be shown in the run up to Christmas 2018 and two years in the making, Jamie has taken time to be informed the authentic, time-served tastes, techniques and skills of rustic Italian cookery directly from Italian grandmothers – at a pace that suited them.
Bursting with beautiful photography of the food and the landscapes, Jamie’s up to date family-friendly cookbook will transport you to Italy. Penned in Jamie’s usual easy-to-follow style, Jamie Cooks Italy is filled with delicious recipes that offer a good mix of fast and easy suppers and slow-cooked weekend feasts – 140 recipes arranged in 11 chapters that cover everything from Basics and Antipasti to Desserts. There are well-known classics like Carbonara with a Jamie Oliver twist, simple on a regular basis dishes such as Nonna Teresa’s pasta or Sausage, Beans and Greens, and indulgent choices that are sure to thrill guests at family occasions and dinner parties alike… Limoncello Tiramisu anyone?Referred to as ‘nonna’ to their grandchildren, these venerable Italian ladies absorbed their impressive culinary knowledge from their own mothers and grandmothers as they grew up – family recipes were never written down and Jamie feared that they’d be lost if no-one stepped in as the more youthful generations are leading busier lives in the towns and cities, with the same supermarket ready meal temptations that we’re beset by in the United Kingdom.
All the recipes have a photograph and full nutritional information, so in case you are managing an especially healthy diet for someone in the family, you’ll be able to be sure exactly what you’re putting on each plate. Viva Italia!
Hardback, 408 pages. 140 recipes.
140 authentic Italian recipes
Fast and slow-cooked recipes
Meals to suit every mood
Created from the wisdom of Italian nonnas
Hardback, 408 pages