Jamie Oliver's Jamie at Home book cover

Jamie at Home

by Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
January 22, 2009

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Happy 2009! With the new year come the resolutions, and I’ve heard that many friends have resolved to cook at home more. In fact, I’ve been doing the same myself with the help of Jamie Oliver’s latest, Jamie at Home.

The Naked Chef’s latest cookbook offers over 100 recipes organized by season; he encourages us to use seasonal vegetables, fruits and game year round. Oliver also shares advice on growing produce and on responsible farming and purchasing.

I’ve been craving onion soup lately, and his recipe for English onion soup with sage and Cheddar is good for the soul. (Photo below) Mmm!

Jamie Oliver's English Onion Soup

Jamie at Home is a good companion for the home cook. Now go cook up a storm!

Thank you, Hyperion Books for this week’s Baking Friday contribution!

Credits: From JAMIE AT HOME by Jamie Oliver. Photographs by David Loftus. Copyright © 2008 Jamie Oliver. Photographs Copyright © 2008 David Loftus. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.


Comments (22)


Jan 23, 09:25 AM

braised short ribs with cauliflower puree. i overcooked the ribs though.

Julia Ames

Jan 23, 09:35 AM

I have been making sour dough bread at home. It takes a good part of the day but the process is interesting and I feel like I am perfecting the baking technique each time I try it. Plus, getting messy is kind of fun and the results are great on a cold day.


Jan 23, 09:41 AM

Baked fennel and tri-color carrots. Amazing comfort food on these freezing winter days :)


Jan 23, 09:43 AM

i am not exactly sure what winsome means, but I have made a simple pot roast a few times during the winter


Jan 23, 09:53 AM

Ah…the perfect question for me to tell you about the chicken and dumplings I made this week for a friend’s birthday dinner. Soooooo delicious, comforting, and soul satisfying.
She requested the dish because it reminded her of her childhood. I’d never made it before so I took parts of recipes from the Williams Sonoma Slow Cooking Cookbook and from 2 food blogs, Simply Recipes and Smitten Kitchen. Now I suppose I can call it my own recipe?? The dumplings were absolutely perfect — light, fluffy, and flecked with plenty of verdant parsely.

Denise Guzman

Jan 23, 09:55 AM

My 10 yr old daughter and I craved a warm and silky butternut squash soup and for a special touch we crumbled some peppered bacon on top with a dollop of goat cheese and a sprinke of chives and it was fantabulous!!! mmm mmm…good!!


Jan 23, 10:00 AM

Steak au Poivre from Julia Child’s French Book!! Awesome!!!


Jan 23, 10:02 AM

Not done any cooking lately, but do manage to keep my Caspian Sea yogurt culture alive…keeps things regular. :)


Jan 23, 10:09 AM

Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies. They are the BEST. Hands-down.


Jan 23, 10:29 AM

Coconut Chicken Curry Soup and Vegan chocolate cupcakes.


Jan 23, 10:53 AM

blue cheese stuffed pork cutlets


Jan 23, 11:08 AM

mac & cheese a la martha stewart…so good!


Jan 23, 11:32 AM

Chili con Carne from America’s Test Kitchen — served with warm tortillas, beans, rice, and the works (scallions, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, red onion)


Jan 23, 12:29 PM

Brussels sprouts, sliced in halves, first sauteed with garlic, red onion and Granny Smith apples until light brown, then in the oven in the same
Le Creuset pan for 10 minutes or so.
On its own for lunch or as a side for dinner with a vegan or healthy game partner dish, this hits the spot for me on cold winter days and evenings.


Jan 23, 12:55 PM

Falafel!... with cucumber dip, chick peas, onions, cumin, corriander, garlic, bread crumbs, and some other stuff. OK… actually Melissa made it, but it was really good.


Jan 23, 01:59 PM

Winsome – “Charming, often in a childlike or naive way”.
I would say that would be the soft boiled egg I made last Sunday placed in a red rooster egg cup with buttered toast cut into 4 “fingers” for dipping. Yummy!


Jan 23, 02:03 PM

dulce de leche & alfajores…it took six hours to make and half that time to happily share and devour.


Jan 23, 02:45 PM

This week, pot roast with whatever we could find to throw in and noodles. And a nice veggie soup with crusty Italian bread. Yum!

Patricia Grande

Jan 23, 04:40 PM

Hadn’t made one in years, but did a really wonderful brioche bread and butter pudding – talk about comfort food!!

anna c.

Jan 23, 07:08 PM

fresh cod with cipolline and cherry tomatoes over pan roasted, thinly sliced potatoes – just absolutely delicious!

Laura Marcus

Jan 23, 09:27 PM

The most “winsome” would have to be my new favorite dessert…one scoop of vanilla ice cream rolled in toasted coconut, with honey on top- de-lish!


Jan 23, 11:02 PM

Massaman chicken curry is the ultimate comfort food, such a great antidote to these cold wintry days, and talk about heavenly smells!

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