Jamie Oliver is back with another cookbook. We take a look at 7 Ways, which is being billed as "the most straight-forward cookbook he's ever written".
By Jamie Oliver
It’s Monday so it must be cottage pie! If that sounds a teeny bit like your house then Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook might offer some much-needed inspiration. The premise is simple. Take ingredients that we all cook with regularly – mince, chicken breast, eggs, white fish fillets etc – and give them a spin to make your meals sing.
Clever Jamie offers solutions for various scenarios: I don’t have time, I hate washing up, I can’t find fancy ingredients, I’m bored, and so on. Eighteen everyday ingredients are transformed into “fakeaways”, one-pan wonders, traybakes, salads, simple pastas and more.
Turn bog-standard mince, for example, into a beef and Guinness hotpot or a bacon rarebit burger. Bored with steamed broccoli? Make an easy broccoli quiche, a creamy broccoli risotto or simple broccoli and tuna pasta. Got a whole chicken to hand? Instead of a boring roast add harissa or hoisin or peri peri and take your bird to the next level.
Refreshingly the recipes are unencumbered with the mini-essays that feature in so many cookbooks these days. It’s just simple honest fare that we’ve come to expect from Jamie.
8: the age at which he started cooking
$300 million: his net worth
200: how many countries broadcast his TV shows
33: how many cookbooks he's written