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Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 910 times:

I was given such an occurrence at Xmas; however, I am quite skeptical of a cookbook written by a Brit.
Should I give some of the recipes a try ?

UTA


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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 904 times:

Well, his first show, The Naked Chef was quite interesting (and no, he was not naked, and I did not watch it for that).

However, I would not really advise buying one of his books. As you say, a British Cookbook is something of an oxymoron.

His last show, Jimmy's kitchen ended on a restaurant quite badly rated.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 904 times:

I used to watch his shows all the time, but haven't seen them on Food Network as of late.

All of his recipes appear to be very simple and not too fancy. So there is probably very little to mess up.


Oh yes, and he is quite the celebrity chef now too. So that brings all sorts of baggage with it. Including overhyped restaraunts that don't turn out all that great. But anything from his Naked Chef days should be good, before he got all famous and stuff.

[Edited 2005-02-07 17:39:31]


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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 882 times:



I believe this calendar was withdrawn....

As for J Oliver, the food sounds nice but I'd love to smash his smug Essex Boy teeth with a baseball bat.


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 864 times:

I got the Jamie Oliver cook book for birthday last year.
I still haven't cooked anything from it yet. I simply can't find half of the ingrediens you need to make just 1 of his dishes.


User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Thomas, are you sure the problem with you and that cookbook isn't the fact that all the receipes start with 'take a clean dish' ?

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 858 times:

'take a clean dish'

What's a dish?

signed, OYRJA


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 850 times:

I took a quick look at it yesterday evening and frankly, some of the stuff ids frightening; e.g penne carbonara...with streaky bacon ! Bwahahahaha...

UTA



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 848 times:

Ha ha ha.

However, keep in mind that the poor guy aims his receipes at English people. Having lived in the UK for some time (and living in Ireland, I guess you are aware of the same fact), I found it very difficult to find the proper cooking ingredients.

This might explain that.

Cheers,
707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 845 times:

Fool ! Lardons are readily available in Ireland and in the Bitish Isles.
And btw the whole "pasta" section of his cookbook would make any Italian want to invade the UK  Big grin

UTA



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 843 times:

Yes. But do you think the standard Brit would be able to cook lardons correctly ? Let alone ingest them afterwards ?

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Whitehatter, ah yes. Because his fly was open.  Smile

He should see a doctor about that btw...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 841 times:

do you think the standard Brit would be able to cook lardons correctly ?

I think there's one word too much in the above sentence, that is "lardons"  Laugh out loud

UTA



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 839 times:

I think there's one word too much in the above sentence, that is "lardons"

So true...

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 837 times:

Back to the topic : I will (me) try one of the cookbook recipes for crepes tonite.
Keep you posted.

UTA



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Local hospitals and fire department have been made aware.

You may proceed.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 832 times:

fire department ? Fool ! I'm not the one who can burn water !

UTA



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 829 times:

True, but let us remind us of the amount of carpet there is in your flat. *That* can burn pretty well.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 828 times:

BTW you owe me a carpet cleaning because of the mussels you spilled over it.

UTA



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