Jamie Oliver’s first job as a chef, years before the television cameras found him, was under Antonio Carluccio’s famous mantle, and he’s still passionate about the flavours of Italy – so this all-Italian cookbook, Jamie Cooks Italy, is a natural progression for him. Written to accompany an eight-part TV series that will be shown in the run up to Christmas 2018 and two years in the making, Jamie has taken time to learn the authentic, time-served tastes, techniques and skills of rustic Italian cookery directly from Italian grandmothers – at a pace that suited them.
Bursting with beautiful photography of the food and the landscapes, Jamie’s latest family-friendly cookbook will transport you to Italy. Penned in Jamie’s usual easy-to-follow style, Jamie Cooks Italy is filled with delicious recipes that offer a good mix of fast and easy suppers and slow-cooked weekend feasts – 140 recipes arranged in 11 chapters that cover everything from Basics and Antipasti to Desserts. There are well-known classics like Carbonara with a Jamie Oliver twist, simple everyday dishes such as Nonna Teresa’s pasta or Sausage, Beans and Greens, and indulgent choices that are sure to thrill guests at family occasions and dinner parties alike… Limoncello Tiramisu anyone?Known as ‘nonna’ to their grandchildren, these venerable Italian ladies absorbed their impressive culinary knowledge from their own mothers and grandmothers as they grew up – family recipes were never written down and Jamie feared that they’d be lost if no-one stepped in as the younger generations are leading busier lives in the towns and cities, with the same supermarket ready meal temptations that we’re beset by in the UK.
All the recipes have a photograph and full nutritional information, so if you’re managing an especially healthy diet for someone in the family, you can be sure exactly what you’re putting on each plate. Viva Italia!
Hardback, 408 pages. 140 recipes.