Jamie Oliver

The self-elected minister for food has been on a one man crusade to educate the nation on the merits of heatlhy eating. His passion for food was embedded from an early age, in his father's kitchen.

Fascinated from an early age by the buzz of the kitchen at his father’s pub The Cricketers, he left school at 16 for Westminster Catering College. After a stint in France he became head pastry chef under Antonio Carluccio at The Neal Street Restaurant. He was talent-spotted while working at the River Café when a documentary was being filmed and before long The Naked Chef was born.

The cheeky cockney was a breath of fresh air, inspiring a generation of young male chefs. His popularity went through the roof and the rest, as they say, is history.

Books, restaurants, TV shows and the Jamie Oliver magazine are key components of the Oliver brand but it’s his high-profile crusades such as his school dinners campaign which have earned him the highest praise.

Books:
Jamie's Great Britain, Michael Joseph, Sep 2011
Jamie's 15-Minute Meals, Michael Joseph, Sep 2012
Jamie's 30-Minute Meals: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast, Michael Joseph, Sep 2010
Jamie Does..., Michael Joseph, April 2010
The Return of the Naked Chef, Penguin, Jan 2010
Happy Days with the Naked Chef, Penguin, Jan 2010
Jamie's Kitchen, Penguin, Jan 2010
Jamie's Dinners, Penguin, Jan 2010
Jamie's Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours, Michael Joseph, Oct 2008
Jamie's America, Michael Joseph, Sep 2009
Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook, Penguin, Jul 2009
Jamie's Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours, Michael Joseph, Oct 2008
Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life, Michael Joseph, Sep 2007

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Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Recipes



 
Jamie’s christmas turkey
Jamie’s christmas turkey

Jamie says: "If you’re worried about cooking the perfect Christmas turkey because you’re afraid you’ll get it wrong, don’t be. This recipe is nice and simple and will help you achieve brilliant results for your Christmas meal."

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
4 hrs 45 min

Jamie’s leftover christmas pudding and ice cream sundae
Jamie’s leftover christmas pudding and ice cream sundae

Jamie says: "What I’m giving you here is really more of a suggestion because the amount of Christmas pudding you’ll have leftover will really depend on how greedy your guests were on Christmas day. But personally, I love Christmas pudding and I think it’s almost worth having another pudding stashed away so you can make this as an after-Christmas treat."

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Creamy mushrooms
Creamy mushrooms

Jamie says: "This is a small snack or a lovely little starter. Feel free to use this recipe with any good eating mushrooms you can get your hands on."

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Spaghetti vongole
Spaghetti vongole

Jamie says: "The most important thing about it is timing everything so you get perfectly steamed clams and al dente pasta. Once you’ve made it a couple of times your intuition will kick in and you’ll be able to make it quickly and perfectly every time."

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Poppy and Daisy’s pancakes
Poppy and Daisy’s pancakes

Jamie says: "These are the fluffiest, loveliest American-style pancakes ever. My girls ask me for them all the time and I get big brownie points whenever I make them. The recipe couldn’t be easier to remember and it works like a charm every single time."

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Nini Bellini
Nini Bellini

Jamie says:"I’ve named this beautiful cocktail after Leo Caplan’s wife, Janine (or ‘Nini’ as she’s known by her nearest and dearest). Leo made a really generous donation to a charity called Help a London Child, and in return I said I’d name a recipe in this book after his lovely wife!"

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
10 min

Amazing DIY chocolate truffles
Amazing DIY chocolate truffles

Jamie says: "These are deconstructed chocolate truffles and if you arrange this nicely on a table, put a few cocktail sticks next to them and let people get stuck in and make their own I’m telling you, you’ll have some excited guests."

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min

Leigh-on-Sea sole
Leigh-on-Sea sole

Jamie says: "This dish is best made for two so you can cook everything together quickly in one large pan. There’s something about the way these ingredients work together that makes it such a luxurious dinner. Hope you love it."

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Highland mussels with juicy leaky whisky creamy sauce
Highland mussels with juicy leaky whisky creamy sauce

Jamie says: "Mussels are one of the most sustainable types of seafood. They can be cultivated on a large or small scale, they clean the water around them, take literally 4 minutes to cook and are nutritious and wonderful to eat… I can’t think of any negatives! What are you waiting for?"

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Easy cheese fondue
Easy cheese fondue

Jamie says: "Fondue is quite a retro concept but it’s easy to make and the sort of thing that you should start cooking once your guests have arrived. That way, it will be runny and gooey and perfect when everyone is ready to eat and they’ll all be interested and excited by what’s going on in the pan."

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
40 min