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Jamie's Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver
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Jun 07, 10

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Read from June 04 to 07, 2010

Oliver’s most recent book is a spin off from the British version of his Food Revolution television series. (He later did versions of the same show in the US and Australia.) This cookbook is meant to serve as a guidebook for those willing to engage in the Food Revolution by getting back in the kitchen and cooking from-scratch recipes for ourselves and our families. The introduction asks the reader to sign a pledge not only to use the recipes but to pass them on to at least 2, preferably 4 people. In this way, Oliver hopes to continue the Food Revolution movement across the Westernized, English-speaking world.

The directions are simple, the pictures are lovely and incredibly helpful, and the dishes look scrumptious. The recipes include a wide range of ethnicities (including a whole chapter on curries) and most appear to be pretty accessible to Americans (burgers, stir fries, fish). There are a few solid British classics as well, such as fish pie, salmon cakes, and Ground Beef Wellington. While the emphasis is on dinner, also included are recipes for breakfast (such as one-cup pancakes) and desserts (raspberry cheesecake).

Oliver’s emphasis isn’t necessarily always low-fat - one recipe consists primarily of melted cheese, olive oil, and pasta noodles. His objective is more to get people cooking with real ingredients, and believes that better health will follow suit. Indeed! His chapter on vegetables looks capable of converting even the staunchest veggie-haters. Check it out! Now to pass it on. Anyone want a cooking lesson? :-)
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