Synopses & Reviews
Naked--It's not him, it's the food! Jamie Oliver, a.k.a. the Naked Chef, is England's #1 bestselling food sensation, a charismatic, streetwise culinary wonder boy whose personality is as fresh and unpretentious as his cooking. In this extraordinary cookbook, Jamie takes all of the trade secrets he has accumulated since he started cooking at age eight and distills them into a refreshingly simple style that really works for people who are passionate about food, but dont always have a lot of time, money, or space. Jamie has applied his strip it bare then make it work principle to all his meals--from salads to roasts, desserts to pastas--and has created a foolproof repertoire of simple, feisty, and delicious recipes that combine bold flavours with fresh ingredients. With more than 120 fuss-free recipes, The Naked Chef, a sumptuous feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, is modern cooking at its best.
Naked? It's not Jamie Oliver, it's the food! London's most adorable, most talented young chef strips fine food down to the basics with recipes that are fresh and feisty. The tone is hip, no-nonsense, and includes a foolproof repertoire of 120 fuss-free recipes. Color photos.
Stop making reservations, and start cooking dinner! Jamie Oliver introduces us to his concept of -naked+ food, and shares his simple, feisty, and delicious recipes that combine bold flavors with fresh ingredients. Oliver+s cookbooks appeal to anyone who wants to prepare fantastic meals but doesn+t want to spend all night cooking.The Naked Chef, filled with more than 120 fuss-free recipes and with full-color photographs throughout, proves that even kitchen novices can make perfect foolproof roast chicken, homemade ravioli, five-star risotto, and a chocofreak+s dream chocolate tart. The Naked Chef is an international bestseller, and has sold more than 200,000 copies in hardcover in the U.S.
About the Author
Jamie Oliver grew up in his parents' country pub, the Cricketers in Clavering, where he started cooking at the age of eight, before studying at London's Westminster Catering College. He then went on to work with some of the top chefs in England namely Antonio Carluccio at the Neal Street Restaurant and Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers at the River Café. The author of such popular titles as The Naked Chef, Jamie's Kitchen, and Jamie's Italy, among others, he has written for the Saturday Times, served as Food Editor at GQ and Marie Claire magazines, and hosted the popular television show The Naked Chef. He is thirty-three and lives in London with his wife Jools and their daughters, Poppy and Daisy.