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5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby MaxUk » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:24 pm

a book that should be in every home
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Westi » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:34 pm

I've got a few of his books, some of his recipes are great but I have had some fails as well. Jamie at home is probably my most used. I haven't bought a cook book for ages so will have a look for it in the bookshop. Welcome to the forum btw!
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Stephen » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:26 pm

It depends upon when you started buying, or being given, cookery books.
Many of mine date back to the late 1970s (when I was a student), books such as some of Rose Elliot's cover all the basics. And Madhur Jaffrey, which I bought later, covers a great deal else.
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Colin2016 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:50 am

Got his latest "Veg" as after watching some of his latest tv show episodes.
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I can't stand the man
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Muddyboot68 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:18 pm

I have 5 of his but never use them. I have also got 7 of Mary Berry's books that I use all of the time
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Westi » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:11 pm

I have so many cook books it is a bit embarrassing! Funnily some are in pristine condition, like Muddyboot68 loads of Jamies rarely looked at, there is a couple of Delia's with the odd spot on the page from recipes tried, only one page from Nigella's smeared. What I do now is go online - seems better to rant at the recipe presented with mistakes or just bloody weird, than waste shelf space & £'s!
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Stephen » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:04 pm

only one page from Nigella's smeared.

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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Stephen » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:12 pm

It is interesting how different styles appeal to different people. There is no right answer nor a wrong one either.

I have a lovely book on side dishes
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/foodanddrink/cookbook-challenge-ed-smiths-on-the-side-a3545061.html
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so predominanly veg. I ought to love it (if my sister and I dine out we often just have a collection of side dishes) but have yet to really appreciate it.
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Stravaig » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:02 pm

I can't stand watching the Hairy Bikers on the telly. They are so false and scripted - very rarely natural. That said, I love their cookbooks. The recipes are tasty, easy enough to follow, and they always work - well, they work for me anyway. Paul Hollywood's books are also useful, even though I'm not a fan of the man himself.

I have several hundreds of cookbooks - many bought for a £1 or so at my local charity shop in the UK - plus I splash out and buy some very ambitious books. I like "Heston at Home", for example, but haven't quite got around to making anything out of it yet. Ditto William Curley's "Nostalgic Delights".

In restaurants I invariably find the main courses are too big and my husband is usually happy to share a few appetisers with me and not bother with a main.
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Westi » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:49 pm

The hairy guys were so much better when they started & agree their recipes work. It's a bit like Nigel Slater - preferred him when he started to now & made quite a few of his recipes - particularly fond of his crispy fish in his 'Real Food' book. I was channel flicking a few days ago & found him really hairy as well & complicating what he did best!

I have a fun cook book of Greek Recipes from South Africa I bought at a table top sale for 20p. The recipes are rubbish & don't think I can buy or would want a sheep's brain, but the ads are a peek into the times which I think is early 50's - so not PC in todays terms but definitely interesting with the cigarette ads & the twin tub washing machines as state of the art. It's a keeper for the ads not the recipes & I think I have had it for about 20 yrs+ or more!
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Stravaig » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:58 pm

I agree, Westi. I have Nigel Slater's older books and liked them. But now it's as though he's struggling to think up something new all the time. He's part of the establishment, though, and a "name" so they'll most likely not put him out to grass and he'll just go on forever suggesting ever weirder dishes. :(
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:04 am

Why not just go on line and google it. Much cheaper. :wink:
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Re: 5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

Postby Westi » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:55 pm

You do have to credit Jamie for getting on the band wagon before the others with his 'Keep cooking & Carry On'! There must have been some busy people working for him to get this show out in just a couple of weeks! There is nothing fancy pants about what he is cooking but offering alternatives that you may have in your pantry to the traditional.
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