Jamie's Food Revolution book cover

Jamie's Food Revolution

by Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
November 13, 2009

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Jamie Oliver, the cherub-faced, down-to-earth Naked Chef that we all adore, needs no introduction.

I fell in love instantly with his ninth and latest book, Jamie’s Food Revolution. Though there are lots of beautiful cookbooks with elaborate recipes out there, they can be intimidating for those who are new to cooking or pressed for time. Jamie’s Food Revolution aims to help readers rediscover simple, delicious and affordable meals — something we can all appreciate right now.

The book, sequenced for beginners, first introduces kitchen essentials, basic pantry items, and 20-minute meals. As you master each recipe, Jamie offers lessons that help build confidence and teach improvisation.

The chef himself says, “This book is inspired by all the people I’ve met who thought they could never and would never learn how to cook. I believe that good home cooking is one of the most essential, fundamental skills that every single person on this planet should have in order to look after themselves, their families, and their friends. This food revolution is all about people learning how to make a recipe.”

The Cheng Sisters have tried the chicken and leek stroganoff and the perfect roast chicken with roasted vegetables. And in each case, we modified slightly, but the basic platform that Jamie’s recipes provide is important for establishing the right flavor profiles.

Enter this week’s Baking Friday to win your copy of Jamie’s Food Revolution!


Comments (18)


Nov 13, 08:39 AM

Whiskey cake…topped with a shot of bourbon


Nov 13, 08:42 AM

Homemade Cranberry Sauce! It’s so easy, I usually make a lot of different batches, tweaking the recipe each time, and choose the best batch as the “official” one. ;)


Nov 13, 09:13 AM

my favorite: bourbon pumpkin cheesecake (courtesy of gourmet magazine november 1990; RIP)

Ariel Shearman

Nov 13, 09:17 AM

Creamed onions…so good on a cold day!


Nov 13, 09:28 AM

Pies, pies, pies! Pecan, apple crumb and of course, pumpkin. Traditional, simple and delicious.

Queen B.

Nov 13, 09:42 AM

I think I might attempt to make cranberry sauce from scratch; otherwise, I make a mean sweet potato puree or can do a mac & cheese casserole. Oh, the possibilities are endless…


Nov 13, 09:47 AM

My fiancee’s family will never let another Thanksgiving dinner go by without my cream-braised Brussels sprouts (from Molly Stevens’ All About Braising)!! Sooooo delicious.


Nov 13, 09:48 AM

Everything dish my inlaws serve is in a “creamed” state. I need to see at least one veggie on the table sans cream. We did brustlesprout with presuto and parmesan a few years ago but decided to make spicy broccoli rabe this year. Hopefully it will complement all the other dishes creamed or not.


Nov 13, 10:01 AM

A whole stuffed roasted pumpkin filled with a hearty bean and vegetable stew…delicious and impressive at the table!


Nov 13, 10:11 AM

Trying a pumpkin pie with brown sugar walnut topping recipe from Bon Appetit. I don’t bake much, but thought I’d surprise people ;)


Nov 13, 10:23 AM

Black bottom banana cream pie. Untraditional but oh, so delicious!


Nov 13, 10:31 AM

Traditional Thanksgiving feast!!!


Nov 13, 10:51 AM

Turkey and coconut marshmallow! Separately, of course.


Nov 13, 11:44 AM

Continuing the tradition of my husband’s family: Homemade Baked Alaska.. but this year my son decided on the ice cream flavors and he wants coffee, mango and pistachio. Good colors!


Nov 13, 12:20 PM

spaghetti squash gratin… enough cheese for cholesterol overdose…


Nov 13, 12:46 PM

Sweet potato pound cake!


Nov 13, 01:19 PM

Green bean casserole from the cookbook of Athens, GA’s famous Grit restaurant, and cauliflower baked with cayenne pepper and cheddar cheese from a collection of recipes compiled by University of GA moms.


Nov 13, 06:55 PM

Roy’s famous catfish pasta salad, and my favorite cornbread stuffing which I’ll do muffin style this year so EVERYONE gets the “edges”.

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