Jamie's Comfort Food

Jamie's Comfort Food

Book - 2014
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A bold new book of timeless recipes for soul-satisfying food, a classic in the making from the beloved chef.

Jamie Oliver, a.k.a. "The Naked Chef," is an international superstar. The beloved chef's warmth, good humour and inherent populism-not to mention his yummy, wholesome and simple food-have ingratiated him with millions of home cooks the world over. From his hit television shows, broadcast in more than 100 countries, to his record-breaking book sales, from his multi-platform web empire to his tireless real-world work as an advocate for the return to real, healthful food in our schools and kitchens, he is an unstoppable force for good-his "food revolution"-and for good food.

Now, with Jamie's Comfort Food, Oliver treats cooks to an enticing array of new and signature dishes that embody his inspiring cooking style: incredibly delicious yet healthful recipes that emphasize flavour and freshness over labour-intensive preparation and that are as much a pleasure to prepare as they are to serve. A classic in the making, Jamie's Comfort Food is packed with recipes for timeless dishes that warm the heart, each accompanied by a beautiful full-colour photograph. The perfect book for any home cook-including newlyweds, single folks, families, beginner cooks and those entirely at ease in the kitchen-Jamie's Comfort Food, with its soul-satisfying recipes, encourages cooks of all levels to get back in the kitchen and reminds us of the inherent happiness in cooking and eating homey meals for and with those we love. Major web platform: Jamie Oliver has an incredible web media platform in place. His dedicated YouTube channel, FoodTube, which features demos and lessons from the biggest stars in the business (Mario Batali, Nigella Lawson and others) as well as hilarious guest appearances by huge Internet food stars (like the guys from Epic Meal Time), has over 400,000 subscribers. He has almost 4 million followers on, and the comprehensive website for all things Jamie, receives 4.5 million unique page views per month. His three mobile apps, Jamie Oliver's Recipes, 20 Minute Meals and Jamie Oliver Food Guide, have been downloaded thousands of times.

A timeless book for all season, yet perfect for the holidays. Comfort Food is an inherently classic subject not susceptible to the caprices of food fads and industry trends, and it is a subject that lends itself perfectly to the holiday season, when families gather to share meals and, for much of the country, the weather turns cold and the days grow short.
Jamie's Comfort Food is both a book that readers will want to purchase for themselves as they start planning holiday get-togethers and a fantastic gift book, released in exactly the right season.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781443430432
Characteristics: 406 pages :,colour illustrations ;,26 cm.


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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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