Cook With Jamie: My Guide To Making You A Better Cook

by Jamie Oliver

October 2, 2007 | Hardcover

Cook With Jamie: My Guide To Making You A Better Cook is rated 4.7059 out of 5 by 17.
My guide to making you a better cook.
I can''t tell you how long I''ve dreamed about writing this book. It''s the biggest book I''ve ever done, and I''ve really tried to make it a timeless, modern-day classic. Whether you''re a student, a young couple, an established cook, or a novice, I''ll take you through a whole load of simple and accessible recipes that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. There''s information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice on how to recognize and cook loads of different cuts of meat, as well as on how to get the best value and quality when you''re out shopping. With all of us consuming more processed food than ever, it''s a sad fact that most people just aren''t confident enough to cook anymore. With this in mind, now is the time for you to get stuck in and reclaim your fantastic cooking heritage!

You know what . . . if you''re going to eat three times a day for the rest of your life, you might as well learn to cook properly and enjoy it! So roll up your sleeves and let me help you.

P.S.: By the way, you should feel good about buying this book because every single penny I make from it will go toward training and inspiring young kids from tough backgrounds all over the world to have a career in food through the Fifteen Foundation. So on behalf of them, thank you.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 448 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 1.62 in

Published: October 2, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401322336

ISBN - 13: 9781401322335

Found in: Reference
Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book to Learn From I love Jamie Oliver and I bought this book because it's so comprehensive. Before I cooked anything from it I read it front to back because it's really an awesome book to learn from! Jamie's goal of "making you a better cook" is definitely successful. There's charts that show you which part of the animal different cuts of meat come from, as well as great articles teaching you about food. There are TONS of step-by-step photos so you can actually "see" what you're supposed to be doing. Sometimes there's also links to his website for video content to better demonstrate a certain technique. Oh, and for the record, the recipes are outstanding too!!
Date published: 2013-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cookbook ever! I think its Jamie's best cookbook! Its very detailed and you'll know many tricks in the kitchen!
Date published: 2012-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Clear! Very well written with illustrations to help you prepare amazing meals. I have made many of Jamie's recipes and I have been ssatisfied every time.
Date published: 2011-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite cookbook!! This is by far the most used cookbook on my shelf. Jamie Oliver gives some great tips with his recipes that even a very experienced home cook can learn something from. This book has a nice blend of recipes (some are really quick, others are a bit more involved). Every recipe that I've tried in this book has turned out beautifully. The photography in this book is also excellent. I love, love, love this book!
Date published: 2010-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This book not only tells you how to cook the food, but also gives you good hints and tips on how to make it easy to reach the best results. This is a book worth 'investing' your money into. Go for it!!
Date published: 2009-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT This is not just another cook book. This is the every book for your kitchen. You need this book. Get it now before you regret wasting money on other kitchen help or cook books. This man is the every cooks best friend. Beginner to master you need this book.
Date published: 2009-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hear His Message This isn't just another cookbook. Although the basic idea of this volume is meant to be a down to earth lesson on how to buy, prep and cook meats, fish and vegetables in this definitive guide, it is much more than that. Throughout this book, he challenges us to rethink what we eat, to take a good look at the ingredients before we even buy them, and to ask ourselves if they are truly good enough. By raising the bar on the quality of the ingredients, I couldn't help but feel that same need to raise the quality of all other aspects of life. I can't help but enjoy life much better as a result. He truly is inspiring.
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from His best Cook Book so far! Love it! I use it all the time
Date published: 2008-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cook book I've used in years The recipes are so simple and my family loves them. Working full time leaves very little time to cook. It's so nice to be able to give my family good tasting healthy meals that take little to no time to make. With a nice range of dishes you don't have to have the same thing week after week.
Date published: 2008-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Wonderful photography and recipes. Really enjoyed having different diagrams to look at and an explanation of how to prepare certain meals, not prepared on a regular basis. Basic teach yourself recipes, would love to be a student in real life.
Date published: 2008-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Cookbook I love Jamie's recipes, casual style and commitment to community. I first met him a few years ago when he was planning Fifteen, the restaurant where he trains tough kids to have a career in food. He accomplished that and much more. Profits from this book go to the Fifteen Foundation.
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! Filled not only with great recipes, but the concept behind why he is doing what he is going is explained wonderfully and is so true!
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for Beginners, but you will most likely learn something new. I've been a long-time fan of Jamie Oliver's relaxed, yet exploratory cooking style. In this book, while he does cover a lot of the basics, the book is not basic enough for a truly beginner cook (he loves to tell you to use a "glug" of this and a "dash" of that, which can be intimidating to non-cooks). However, if you are even remotely adventurous in your tastes, or want to be, Jamie does have a wonderful way of making you want to try new things and making them sound easy to prepare. Love the addition of wine suggestions (by type rather than label) by Mark Skinner...a fabulous help if you're not a wine expert. Due to the fact that this book has a very conversational style, I found that I read it from cover to cover. Learned quite a few new things, and made me want to go out and try cooking with a few more unusual (for me, anyway) foods. Would highly recommend this book for anyone who is a novice cook, but wants to take things up a notch, or even for the more experienced cook who would appreciate a few new, usually easy-to-prepare recipes.
Date published: 2008-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good starter book I haven't seen him on T.V. or read any of his other books, but I'm finding this to be very interesting and informative, as well as spectacularly illustrated. I plan to try the recipes soon. It's nice because he explains how things go together and what different things taste like, such as some of the more unusual salad greens or the different types of oils. This is the book where all proceeds are being donated to charity.
Date published: 2007-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best cook book. I picked this up about a year ago when in the UK. All the recipes are precise, easy to follow and are brilliant. As he writes in the introduction, this should have been his first book because it teaches you how to cook rather than just a bunch of recipes.
Date published: 2007-11-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like this book. at least the first 2 pages.
Date published: 2007-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cook With Jame It's EASY PEESY A++ LOVE IT! I love this book I have picked up my copy about a year ago, and finally it's coming out here. This book is fabulous. As you use this book you feel as if Jamie is right beside you teaching you just like his fifteen restuaruants. I can't say anything about this book except "Buy It! Buy IT Now!"
Date published: 2007-07-27

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Cook With Jamie: My Guide To Making You A Better Cook

by Jamie Oliver

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 448 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 1.62 in

Published: October 2, 2007

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1401322336

ISBN - 13: 9781401322335

From the Publisher

My guide to making you a better cook.
I can''t tell you how long I''ve dreamed about writing this book. It''s the biggest book I''ve ever done, and I''ve really tried to make it a timeless, modern-day classic. Whether you''re a student, a young couple, an established cook, or a novice, I''ll take you through a whole load of simple and accessible recipes that will blow the socks off your family and any guests you might have round for dinner. There''s information on the equipment that I think you should have in your kitchen, advice on how to recognize and cook loads of different cuts of meat, as well as on how to get the best value and quality when you''re out shopping. With all of us consuming more processed food than ever, it''s a sad fact that most people just aren''t confident enough to cook anymore. With this in mind, now is the time for you to get stuck in and reclaim your fantastic cooking heritage!

You know what . . . if you''re going to eat three times a day for the rest of your life, you might as well learn to cook properly and enjoy it! So roll up your sleeves and let me help you.

P.S.: By the way, you should feel good about buying this book because every single penny I make from it will go toward training and inspiring young kids from tough backgrounds all over the world to have a career in food through the Fifteen Foundation. So on behalf of them, thank you.

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 twenty-nine and lives in London with his wife Jools and their daughters, Poppy and Daisy.

Appropriate for ages: 13

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