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Jamie's Italy (Hardcover) by Jamie Oliver
Italy and its wonderful flavors have always had a major influence on Jamie
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.
Italy has inspired Jamie Oliver throughout his career. His ambition has always
been to travel across the country on a quest to capture the very essence of
Italian cooking -- and to produce the best and simplest Italian cookbook for
everybody anywhere to enjoy.
JAMIE'S ITALY is the result of that journey. As well as providing more than 120
brand-new recipes for everything from risotto to roasts and spaghetti to stews,
structured as traditional trattoria menus, Jamie takes you all over Italy to
cook with and learn from the real masters of Italian cuisine: the locals.
JAMIE'S ITALY is a cookbook by the people for the people. From Sicily to
Tuscany, it's about the local fishermen, family bakers, and, of course, the
"Mamas," sharing their recipes and the tips
that have gone into their cooking for generations. But it's not only
mouthwatering food that Jamie brings back home: it's also the spirit that makes
cooking and eating absolutely central to family life, whichever part of Italy
Bursting with the warmth and hospitality of real family life, this is both a
superbly accessible cookbook and a unique travelogue and diary. If you love
quality food prepared with genuine passion --- you'll never want to leave
"His books make me want to shop, cook, and sit down to eat." ---Andrew Scalvani,
New York Times
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About The Book:
This is the type of cookbook that might be fun to read, but it's not so
practical for cooking.
For one thing, unless you live in someplace like New York or San Francisco (or
Italy), you will have a hard time finding many of the ingredients.
For another thing, the printing is difficult to see, particularly while cooking.
It is somewhat small print, and both the words and the backgrounds are in
different colors, which make it hard to read. Also, some of the pages on my copy
were not stuck in the book--they were loose....so watch that binding.
I prefer cookbooks that easily lay flat on the counter, which this one doesn't.
As a read the book, it is more engrossing. Jamie Oliver takes you to various places in
Italy and describes it and the food well. If you are a foodie, then you will
probably enjoy sitting down to read the book. It just may not be so easy to cook
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