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Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:30 am

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 ?

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:35 am

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.

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:35 am

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.

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:04 am



I believe this calendar was withdrawn....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.
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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:55 pm

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.
 
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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:43 pm

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' ?

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:49 pm

'take a clean dish'

What's a dish?

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:53 pm

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...

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:09 pm

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.

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:31 pm

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

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:34 pm

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

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:35 pm

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

He should see a doctor about that btw...

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:35 pm

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

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:37 pm

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

So true...

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:39 pm

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

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:41 pm

Local hospitals and fire department have been made aware.

You may proceed.

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:44 pm

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

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:50 pm

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

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RE: Jamie Oliver's Cookbooks...any Good?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:52 pm

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

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