Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours

Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food tv series took Britain by storm as Jamie travelled to Rotherham with an aim to convert the town to healthy cooking. The Ministry of Food cookbook is inspired by all the people that Jamie met along the way, people that never thought they could cook, let alone enjoy the process.

Jamie’s passion has long rested with his desire to get everyone cooking simple, healthy dishes. The Ministry of Food theory was that if he could teach a handful of people to cook, and they in turn “passed it on” by teaching a further handful of people, a domino effect would take place.

The cookbook explores some of the great recipes Jamie developed through out the series. It is a wonderful cooking companion for anyone who is starting out in the kitchen. There is a glossary of essential store cupboard items, as well as a list of kitchen equipment you will need.

The twenty minutes meals are great to get people in the program that cooking a meal can be done in the time it takes to pick up your takeaway. The rest of the book explores many of the essential recipes for a cooks repertoire: spaghetti bolognaise, roasts, pastas, salads. You name it and it’s in there.

The real gem for those insecure about their kitchen skills are the photographs. The book skilfully combines step by step images alongside the written description and a photograph of the end result.

Title: Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours
Author: Jamie Oliver
360 pages, Hardcover
RRP: $65
ISBN 9780718148621
Published 2008

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