This book was inspired by a big idea (and a bit of a mad one)- to train a team of disadvantaged kids to become chefs and help them open a top-notch restaurant in London.
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, the Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight, and has gone on to work with some of the world's top chefs.He founded Fifteen restaurant in London and the associated charity, Fifteen Foundation, which continues to train disadvantaged young people to become chefs. There are now three other Fifteen restaurants in the world- Cornwall, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Jamie has also launched a chain of high street restaurants in the UK called Jamie's Italian.In 2005 Jamie led a campaign to improve the quality of school dinners in the UK and, through the Feed Me Better movement, caused the government to substantially change its policy towards school food.Jamie continues to write for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own magazine, Jamie Magazine. He lives in London and Essex with his wife, Jools, and their daughters, Poppy, Daisy and Petal.
Jamie's Kitchen guides you through tried and
tested methods for classic food that's full of flavour * from
publisher's description *
Jamie offers lots of his chunky, hunky dishes for feeding the hungry, and slathers the whole lot with ladlefuls of encouragement * Daily Telegraph *
This is simply brilliant cooking, and Jamie's recipes are a joy Nigel Slater * Nigel Slater *
Jamie's still a class act. The food is scrumptious and easy to prepare ... should re-ignite even the laziest cook's passion for food * OK! *