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November 13, 2009

Jamie's Food Revolution

Celia Sin-Tien Cheng

Jamie Oliver, the cherub-faced, down-to-earth Naked Chef that we all adore, needs no introduction.

I fell in love instantly with his ninth and latest book, Jamie’s Food Revolution. Though there are lots of beautiful cookbooks with elaborate recipes out there, they can be intimidating for those who are new to cooking or pressed for time. Jamie’s Food Revolution aims to help readers rediscover simple, delicious and affordable meals — something we can all appreciate right now.

The book, sequenced for beginners, first introduces kitchen essentials, basic pantry items, and 20-minute meals. As you master each recipe, Jamie offers lessons that help build confidence and teach improvisation.

The chef himself says, “This book is inspired by all the people I’ve met who thought they could never and would never learn how to cook…This food revolution is all about people learning how to make a recipe.”