Thursday, July 30, 2009

One More Reason to Love Jamie Oliver

As if Jamie Oliver hasn't done enough to impress me...."dead easy recipes" (a Jamie expression I love), more energy than the Energizer Bunny, a brilliant foundation (Fifteen) to give disenfranchised youth a new start, school dinner programs to educate kids and their parents about eating healthier, a whack of fantastic cookbooks (I personally own three - Jamie's Italy, Jamie's Dinners and Cook with Jamie and have the rest on my wish list), his gorgeous line of kitchenware....
But we're talking about Jamie Oliver here, not some mere HAVE to check out his latest endeavor...Jamie's Ministry of Food. Obviously the book, Jamie's Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours is at the top of my wish list, but it's the web site and its premise that really impress me.

Not only are there fabulous and fantastically easy recipes. I clicked on this Salmon Tikka with Yoghurt Sauce and discovered his latest brilliant scheme to get us all (from great cooks to fearful novices) happily cooking up great dishes and sharing them with our own friends. Sort of a "play it forward" happening. With video podcasts that you can download for FREE from iTunes (so far there are 10!), the idea is to make the dish and then pass it on to people who you think would like it.

As Jamie, himself would say....BRILLIANT!!! So what are you waiting for...check it out. Oh...and I've finally written about my favorite Jamie Oliver books (Cook with Jamie and Jamie's Italy and Jamie's Dinners) at least my favorite SO FAR!


Christine Medifast said...

I have always been one to follow Jamie Oliver and I love how he makes many of his recipes much more simplistic then others. He is an astounding chef and I will love his ideas forever!

Missy said...

This sounds almost exactly like something I would have written! I've loved Jamie since he first popped up on Food Network. (So much so that my sister got me one of the life-size cardboard cutouts they used for display when his pots and pans were sold at the department store she worked at.)
I've got all of the books, some of the bowls and dishes, an apron, and am anxiously awaiting the Food Revolution (the US version of the Ministry of Food).
My current favorite is "The Mothership Tomato Salad" from Jamie at Home.

UPrinting said...

I really applaud Jamie Oliver for his efforts in helping the youth get a fresh new start in their lives. He's an awesome cook as well, his cookbooks will definitely be something to treasure and keep! Thanks :)

Christine Medifast said...

I agree with you Missy. The Mothership Tomato Salad is a favorite of mine as well. So great!