Date de publication: 3 septembre 2009 | Série: MJ COOKERY
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Jamie Oliver takes you on the food adventure of a lifetime in Jamie's America.'America - A country of many contrasts. For me, it presented the ultimate food trip to explore places, ingredients, food culture & traditions. I wanted to get to the heart of great American food, to get past the junk and super-sized portions. I set off on what I knew would be a completely inspiring trip. I wasn't wrong. . . from New York to New Orleans, the energy of Los Angeles to the big skies of Wyoming, I found what I was looking for: some of the most diverse and delicious recipes I've ever come across! And with 120 of them in this book, I'll show you the quick and easy way to put a little slice of America on your dinner table. What a trip!'Jamie's America is the ultimate road trip with the one and only Jamie Oliver.'There is only one Jamie Oliver. Great to watch. Great to cook' Delia SmithJamie Oliver's career started as a chef at the River Café, where he was quickly spotted by the television company that made him famous as The Naked Chef. He has since published a huge range of bestselling cookery books, including The Naked Chef, The Return of the Naked Chef, Happy Days with the Naked Chef, Jamie's Dinners, Jamie Does, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Cook with Jamie, Jamie's Kitchen, Jamie at Home, Jamie's Italy, Jamie's Great Britain, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals and Jamie's 15-Minute Meals.
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, the Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight, and has gone on to work with some of the world's top chefs.He founded Fifteen restaurant in London and the associated charity, Fifteen Foundation, which continues to train disadvantaged young people to become chefs. There are now three other Fifteen restaurants in the world: Cornwall, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Jamie has also launched a chain of high street restaurants in the UK called Jamie's Italian.In 2005 Jamie led a campaign to improve the quality of school dinners in the UK and, through the Feed Me Better movement, caused the government to substantially change its policy towards school food.Jamie continues to write for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own magazine, Jamie Magazine. He lives in London and Essex with his wife, Jools, and their daughters, Poppy, Daisy and Petal
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Relié: 360 pages
Editeur : Michael Joseph; Édition : First Edition (3 septembre 2009)
This book is about the recipes of different ethnic and cultural groups in America: from Navajo to NY Jewish. I've tried one Navajo recipe and it was absolutely amazing (Three Sisters Lamb Stew: add the white beans, the third sister: it seems to me that they were forgotten in the description). I cooked the dish 2 evenings in a row for my guests and everybody was impressed by the recipe. I also tried a Southern salad with pecan nuts. Also excellent. I'm definitely going to try other recipes in this book! Very original and different from most cooking books on America. Forget cupcakes in 12 flavors and ham in coke. A lot of hearty meals and salads. Mexican inspired street food, Louisiana food, NY Chinatown food, some sauce recipes (I made Jamie's barbecue sauce which was great, a bit sweet maybe but you can adjust it to your taste) etc... So let me repeat this: this book is about street food, not gourmet cuisine. It requires some reasonable effort. It's not about the "US classics", like we know them in Europe. If you want to discover a less known side of American cuisine, go for it!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Unlikely American Cookbook12 avril 2010
Par Elizabeth Nowak - Publié sur Amazon.com
I received this as a present and I absolutely LOVE it! It's such an unlikely collection of American foods. Important to note that, at least my version, is in metric cooking units and not American as this was a cookbook made for other countries to experience American foods. I love Jamie's stories about the places he visits and the art in the cookbook really make it stand out. I've already made a few recipes as well and they are delicious!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Brilliant19 mai 2010
Par joe - Publié sur Amazon.com
I was shocked to see how few stars this has, but then noticed most of the bad reviews are about order problems rather than the book! Let me put in my five stars vote. The stories in here are great, the photos are wonderful, and the recipes look awesome. He does a good coverage of different parts of the U.S., and I thought the section on the Navajo was particularly interesting and inspiring. Don't hesitate -- it's great.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Not as well done as Food Revolution, but still an amazing book!19 décembre 2010
Par Karen Krajenbrink - Publié sur Amazon.com
We've been spoiled by Jamie's Food Revolution cookbook here at the house. So, when I saw Jamie's America, I paged through it, and then immediately ran to the cashier to buy it. I feel that this book actually has more volume as far as storytelling and gorgeous photography than the Food Revolution. While some folks may turn up their nose at what could be considered filler, I found the it only added to the experience of reading, and cooking from this book. To me, the difference between Food Revolution and Jamie's America is simple: one is more of a traditional style cookbook, while Jamie's America focuses on the journey across the US to discover the quintessential recipes (with Jamie's touch) that define each region.
Jamie's America covers from the West to East Coast, and everything in between. Thus far, we've made two recipes out of the book (we've only had it a week) and they were both delicious and relatively easy to make (though we do consider ourselves intermediate to expert level cooks for a household of four). I think what I most appreciated about this book was the diversity of recipes. From delicious Dan Dan Noodles to traditional Navajo breakfasts, you'll find a wide spectrum of dishes.
From an aesthetic perspective, the book is well bound and designed, grouping recipes together by location rather than dish, and sprinkled with lots of love and charm that make Jamie one of our favorite cooks of all time.
If you loved Food Revolution, this is definitely a great addition.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Love the recipes!28 mai 2010
Par N. Sampaio - Publié sur Amazon.com
I really love this book! There are so many great recipe's, and Jamie's writing of food just gets you excited to cook! Beautiful images and descriptive recipes. I have been truly inspired by this recipe book, and have made several things with great success so far. Highly recommended!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Jamie's America6 janvier 2011
Par Richard P. Duncan - Publié sur Amazon.com
I find this a treasure in American cuisine. He gives us an interesting look in our own country's cuisine.
My only criticism, I wish he had a section on the cuisine of San Francisco and the wine country to the north.