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Jamie Oliver
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Reviewer: Anne Woodley (see more about me) from New Zealand
For those of you unfortunate not to catch Jamie Oliver on the telly - then get the cookbook. If you've caught him on the Telly, then buy the cookbook anyway.

This book is the first of two he's written so far based on his cooking shows. The 'Naked' part of Naked Chef refers to the cooking. His style is to strip down recipes into simple, tasty, quick and easy food. The wonderful thing about the recipes is they are not only easy to follow but they are the basis for as many wonderful variations as you want to make. For instance, he has a basic bread recipe, but lots of great variations.

Once you have the basics it is easy to develop your own dishes too. His presentation is always simple and he has lots of tips for how to make things work. He covers a full range of meals from breakfast through to beverages and deserts so there is something for any time of the day.

Nigella Lawson
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Editorial Reviews
Nigella Bites--the title is taken from Nigella Lawson's Style Network cooking show of the same name--is the third book from British Vogue food editor and New York Times food columnist Nigella Lawson, a force of nature all her own. Her other books include How to Eat and How to Be a Domestic Goddess. Fans of the TV show will find all these easy-to-follow recipes familiar, and the book is even designed with pages for note taking at the end of each section.
Nigella Bites is divided into chapters that include "All-Day Breakfast," "Comfort Food," "TV Dinners," "Party Girl," "Rainy Days," "Trashy," "Legacy," "Suppertime," "Slow-Cooked Weekend," and "Templefood." "Templefood" refers to the "body as a temple," and Lawson shares what she calls "restorative" recipes, like the raw egg and brandy hangover cure called Prairie Oyster. Hot and Sour Soup and Gingery Hot Duck Salad are also present and accounted for.

It's all self-referential. Lawson (her chapter introductions are printed in 26-point type for the hard of seeing) holds nothing back about what she likes, how she overindulges, how she works her lifestyle into the kitchen and onto the table. It's encouragement by example, with a practical twist. You aren't going to spend hours in the kitchen midweek. That's a reward you save for the weekend. But there's plenty of deliciousness to be had midweek as well, and Lawson's there to help you along your way. --Schuyler Ingle

New York Times
". . . helping you understand not only what you are after, but also the pleasure of the journey."

Jamie Oliver
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Editorial Reviews
From Publishers Weekly
Big-energy, high-profile Food Network celebrity Oliver (The Naked Chef) says this book addresses what the average person wants to cook at home; and perhaps never has a personality cookbook ranged so far across high and not-so-high cuisine. Oliver proposes the best way to eat store-bought fish sticks (broil them and serve on a white roll with ketchup) and devises easy dishes he calls Quick Fixes, such as Chicken Breast Baked in a Bag with Cannellini Beans, Leeks, Cream and Marjora. He suggests how to get kids involved (make Chocolate Cookies with Soft Chocolate Centers) and then proceeds to mouth-watering adult fare: Pot-Roasted Pork in White Wine with Garlic, Fennel and Rosemary]; Lovely Pan-Baked Plaice with Spinach, Olives and Tomatoes; and Medallions of Beef with Morels and Marsala and CrŠme Fraiche Sauce. Oliver's impulse to wow an audience is reflected in such recipes as Whole Roasted Salmon Wrapped in Herbs and Newspaper, to be cooked on a camp fire or over a barbecue, and Flour and Water Crust Chicken, in which a whole bird is enclosed, baked and brought to the table in a pastry covering. Chocolate and Whole Orange Pudding is actually baked with a pre-boiled orange in the center. A small quibble, but home cooks should pay attention when assembling ingredients because they are not always presented in simple lists. The 11 components in Japanese Rolled Pork with Plums, Cilantro, Soy Sauce and Spring Onions, for example, are given in only six lines. Oliver concludes with some of his favorite beverages, which include Easy Peasy Ginger Beer and the Margarita. (Oct.)Forecast: Oliver's previous two entries from Hyperion have been very successful, and this will follow the pattern. The last week in October, he'll tour seven cities, conduct cooking shows in bookstores and throw in some drumming as well, a musical talent he practices in his spare time.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Nigella Lawson
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
"Brings to life the sensual aspects of cooking, helping you understand the pleasure of the journey."

"Vivid and fresh."

"Nigella is an icon."

Bon Appetit
"Nigella Lawson has done more than anyone recently to revive the art of cooking for the sheer fun of it."

Book Description
The new cookbook to coincide with the launch of the Style Network's series Forever Summer.

Nigella Lawson is one of Britain's most influential food writers, and a brilliant home cook. How to Be a Domestic Goddess, her award-winning cookbook, sold more than 100,000 copies. Nigella Bites, another great success, featured enticing recipes made with minimum effort. In Forever Summer, Nigella Lawson shares her favorite warm-weather recipes that will give readers that "lazy summer feeling" all year long. Fresh, innovative, versatile, and delicious, this irresistible cookbook combines Nigella's breezy style with mouth-watering recipes, ranging from Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables and Barbecued Sea Bass, to Chicken Salad with Spinach and Happiness Soup, to a gorgeous Strawberry Meringue Layer Cake.

From the Back Cover
Praise for Nigella:
“[Nigella] brings to life the sensual aspects of cooking, helping you understand not only what you are after but also the pleasure of the journey, and she encourages you along the way.” -- The New York Times

“I love Nigella Lawson’s writing and I love her recipes.” -- Delia Smith

“How to Eat [is] my book of the decade.” -- Nigel Slater, author of Appetite --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Nigella Lawson's Forever Summer begins airing on the Style Network in April. She has a regular column in the New York Times Dining In section, which is distributed nationally. In 2002, she was awarded "Tastemaker of the Year" at Bon Appetit's 5th Annual American Food & Entertaining Awards. She lives in London.

Jamie Oliver
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Editorial Reviews
Filmed live in front of a sell-out crowd, Jamie's brand new show takes live cooking to a level of entertainment that has never been seen before! Toured within Britain and then to the other side of the world - "Happy Days" has played to sell-out audiences . This specially staged performance is based around Jamie's energetic lifestyle and inspirational cooking and sees Jamie moving into his stylish new apartment - complete with a state-of-the-art kitchen. Here he whips up a variety of great new recipes for friends and family. With 9 brand new recipes, specially filmed sequences, loads of audience participation, and a revealing 15 minute bonus interview with Jamie himself, Happy Days Tour Live! has something for everyone!

From the Director
Jamie has now taken cooking to a new level of entertainment with his spectacular "Happy Days Tour Live!" Take a front seat at this amazing, witty show...and learn that great food can be so simple to prepare.

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