Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food

Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food

The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook

Book - 2014
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Provides a collection of recipes with variations on traditional comfort food dishes, including such options as double whammy toad in the hole, duck lasagna, masala eggs, smoked haddock, and sticky toffee pudding.


From Jamie Oliver, the Emmy Award winning television chef and one of the highest grossing authors from the UK, comes 100 ultimate comfort food recipes from around the world.

It's all about the dishes that are close to your heart, that put a smile on your face and make you feel happy, loved, safe and secure. Inspired by everything from childhood memories to the changing of the seasons, and taking into account the guilty pleasures and sweet indulgences that everyone enjoys, it's brimming with exciting recipes you'll fall in love with.

Jamie's Comfort Food is all about the food you really want to eat, made exactly how you like it. With this in mind, the book features ultimate versions of all-time favourites, and also introduces cherished dishes from countries around the world, providing a delicious recipe for every occasion. This isn't everyday cooking – this is about weekends, holidays, celebrations and occasions. Whether you're home alone, or sharing the love with a big group of family or friends, there really is something for everyone.

Celebrating the beauty of good food is at the heart of this book, and it's jam-packed with incredible photography. Written in Jamie's usual down-to-earth and easy-to-understand style, the methods are precise and have been tested to the hilt, so are guaranteed to work, but this time Jamie has turned the edit filter off, and shares extra hints, tips and ideas throughout to ensure you achieve the best possible results. This is about making food the very best it can be, and embracing the rituals of cooking.

Recipes include everything from mighty moussaka, delicate gyoza with crispy wings, steaming ramen and katsu curry to super eggs Benedict, scrumptious sticky toffee pudding and tutti frutti pear tarte tatin.

Treat yourself, and your loved ones, with Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food.

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From moussaka, gyoza with crispy wings and ramen, to sticky toffee pudding and eggs Benedict, one of the world's best-loved television personalities brings together 100 recipes from around the world that celebrate the beauty of good food and the joy of cooking. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First editon
ISBN: 9780062305619
Branch Call Number: 641.5 OL4jc
Characteristics: 406 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Comfort food


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Apr 27, 2015

Full of delicious recipes! Love his work!

ksoles Nov 19, 2014

Jamie Oliver knows good food. He has turned it into a meal in 15 minutes, made it affordable, brought it to school lunches and had it prepared by at-risk youth and. He has made it his life's work to reduce the risk of poor nutrition in two countries so it may seem odd that his latest (16th!) book boasts rich, calorie-laden recipes, many of which epitomize "slow food."

But, in "Jamie's Comfort Food," Oliver has a different aim: to showcase food that satisfies both emotionally and physically. He intends that readers prepare these recipes for either celebrating special occasions or working through tough times. With dishes like Best Bun Cha Bowl, Eggplant Parmigiana Sandwich and Hummingbird Cake on the menu, readers will face a difficult choice in deciding what to try first. Anyone who has watched Jamie Oliver cook on TV knows his high-energy style of talking, a tone which shines through in the recipes. You can almost hear him narrate the story of the food as you read.

"Jamie's Comfort Food" delivers amazing photos in spades; at least one picture by award-winning photographer David ­Loftus accompanies each recipe. In fact, Oliver put an entire team of food experts to work on this book, which also includes a photo index with nutritional information and estimated preparation times.

Ultimately, this book does not teach dieting, time-saving techniques or vegetarianism. It simply speaks to Jamie Oliver’s belief in the importance of food. Good, simple, comforting food.

Nov 09, 2014

Lovely cookbook to leaf through with ingredients on one side and on the other side are colorful thumbnail photos of the prep and a larger photo of the final product. The book offers foods from many ethnic backgrounds - Mexican, Italian, Vietnamese, French, Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, English, etc. Jamie has included comfort foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and even some desserts, mainly cakes, but also pies/tarts and cookies, too. Many recipes are vegetarian, so marked in the index. He has included a range of easy and quick recipes such as one for porridge or toasted cheese sandwich to other dishes that require more time and effort. Each recipe has a caloric count with the breakdown of fats, carbs, etc. given at the back of the book. Most recipes are new to me or have a twist to an old favorite.

debwalker Aug 12, 2014

Comfort...what we all need for fall.


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