Photos by: David Loftus and Chris Terry
Published by: Hyperion
Jamie's Italy is the result of the journey-and it's a land of plenty. With more than 120 recipes for everything from risotto to roasts to spaghetti to stews, and structured like a traditional trattoria menu, Jamie's Italy takes your all over Italy to cook with and learn from the real masters of Italian cuisine:the locals. Far from the standard "red-checkered tablecloth" version of Italian cooking we find so often in restaurants, this is a cookbook by Italian home cooks, for American home cooks. From Sicily to Tuscany, it's about the local fishermen, family bakers, and of course, the "Mamas," sharing their recipes and the tips that have gone into cooking for generations. But it's not only mouthwatering food that Jamie brings to the table - it's also the spirit that makes cooking and eating absolutely central to family life.
About the Author:
Jamie Oliver started colling at his parents' pub, the Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight and has since worked wit some of the world's top chefs. He is now running Fifteen, one of th restaurants in London and the subject of the television series Jaime's Kitchen, which is shown on TLC. Jamie, who was recently named a Member of the British Empire, lives in London with his wife, Jools, and their two daughters, Poppy and Daisy.