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Jamie's America: Easy Twists on Great American Classics, and More epub

by Jamie Oliver


Jamie's America: Easy Twists on Great American Classics, and More epub

ISBN: 140132360X

ISBN13: 978-1401323608

Author: Jamie Oliver

Category: Food and Wine

Subcategory: Regional & International

Language: English

Publisher: Hachette Books; First Edition edition (October 5, 2010)

Pages: 360 pages

ePUB book: 1621 kb

FB2 book: 1638 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 407

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I have been a fan of Jamie Oliver since his first cookbook and Naked Chef days, when his 12 part BBC series was run by the Food Network. Out of my 500 or so cookbooks, I do more dishes from Jamie than from any other author.

I have been a fan of Jamie Oliver since his first cookbook and Naked Chef days, when his 12 part BBC series was run by the Food Network.

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In many ways, the country is still a bit of a mystery to us. This trip was my chance to explore the ingredients, food culture, and traditions within this incredible country.

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Jamie's America was merged with this page. International food icon Oliver puts his own spin on the best of American home cooking-120 new recipes gathered from New York, Louisiana, Arizona, California, Georgia, and Wyoming. Each reflects his ability to extract enormous flavor from humble ingredients. 13 people like this topic.

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This could be one of Jamie's best books yet. Recipes are easy and ingredients are not hard to find. Jamie has put his spin on everyday meals and the result is awesome! Highly recommended! Part cooking how-to, part guide to changing people's eating habits, this book presents a revolutionary concept that asks readers to learn easy, healthy recipes and pass them on. Product Identifiers.

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Jamie Oliver loves America. He loved us when he showed the people of Huntington, WV how to take control of their food and their health. And he loved us when he drove cross-country to taste and collect the best of our national cuisine. That drive resulted in a overed book, Jamie’s America: Easy Twists on Great American Classics, and More (Hyperion, 2010). Just to be clear: I love Jamie Oliver. I love his lisp, his cowlick and his definitely non-upper-crust English accent.

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Love the recipes! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. 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!

The incredible diversity in American cooking was a real revelation to me. So although I went looking for "quintessential American food," my conclusion is that there is no such thing; instead there's a huge wealth of seriously exciting dishes. Many of us outside of America may think we already know all there is to know about it from movies or the occasional holiday, but the truth is that this doesn't even scratch the surface. In many ways, the country is still a bit of a mystery to us. This trip was my chance to explore the ingredients, food culture, and traditions within this incredible country. I felt that I knew cities like New York and Los Angeles pretty well, but this time I ventured beyond the neighborhoods I was familiar with and into areas better known for their immigrant communities. I was rewarded with some of the most incredible food I've ever tasted. The story was the same when I moved beyond the big cities. Whether it was Creole cooking in Louisiana or soul food in Georgia, the Mexican influences in Arizona or the hearty cowboy cuisine of Big Sky Country, every place I went had its unique treasures. I came back with more recipes than I knew what to do with, and although it was tough, I managed to narrow this book down to 120 of my absolute favorites. These are my takes on some of the best food I came across, as well as a few things I made up along the way. I hope you enjoy them, and maybe even discover new and inspiring sides to America you've never seen before. Enjoy!
I have several of Jaime's cookbooks and the recipes are easy to follow and some are quite good new takes on old familiar (as an American) foods.

What I found disappointing were the subjects he chose. Perhaps its the British or European point of view but in the US, you can literally get hundreds of cook books on Southern Cooking, Cajun, TexMex, southwestern, Californian cuisine, so there was not much new there except the wild west, which was new territory for me.

Finally, why people see the need to add political commentary to a cookbook is beyond my ken.
Lots and lots of photos - more than the recipes. Recipes are unusual and he definitely dug for them from the unique population in the USA. Nt sure I will be making alligator any time soon. Some classics included aswell.
I bought this cookbook as a gift to our visitor from Europe. I love the enthusiastic writing and the stories behind origins of typical modern American favorites. It is a road trip through different parts of US with their specific dishes and has beautiful pictures and descriptions. The recipes do work - I tested a bunch of them. What a great gift - I liked it so much, I bought a copy for myself.
This is a hefty volume of recipes! Well researched, with a genuine enjoyment of the food, people and different cultures he meets on his tour of USA. Recipes I have tried so far have been very good. Fun photos.
Jamie's America, Easy Twists on Great American Classics, and More by Jamie Oliver

For those who do not like long reviews, this is a great book for the experienced home cook who has good sources for unusual ingredients, and is willing to try new variations on old standards and local specialties. Not a book for impatient or inexperienced cook. Every recipe is shown in a full-page picture, done by an expert photographer and food stylist. Wine suggestions are given for most dishes. Supplementary text is engaging and informative. If you like Jamie Oliver cookbooks, go to the top and order now.

I have been a fan of Jamie Oliver since his first cookbook and Naked Chef days, when his 12 part BBC series was run by the Food Network. Out of my 500 or so cookbooks, I do more dishes from Jamie than from any other author. So, with that grain of salt in mind, here goes my eighth review of a Jamie Oliver cookbook.

There is a sense in which every review I do of an Oliver book has roughly the same observations. First and foremost, Oliver has a joie de vivre, a bubbling over of passion about good cooking which is hard to find in any other author's printed works. (I suspect this may be something of a Brit thing. Some of the few other places I find it is in books by Nigella Lawson and Nigel Slater). Second, Oliver's technique is a joyous mix of the meticulous and the impromptu. He has no thoughtful sidebars on technique. Like all good books on learning Chess, all the praxis is in the recipes themselves.

It is hard to pick a recipe at random and not find an interesting new technique or memorable twist on a conventional method. For example, I have made the simple Waldorf salad dozens of times, from my mother's instructions. Jamie uses virtually all the same ingredients, but comes up with three variations which, when I made his version, immeasurably improved the old standard. The first was to peel the strings off the celery stalks. Somehow, when others suggest this, it seems fussy. Jamie makes it seem like fun. Second, Finely chopped upper stems of parsley are added to the dressing. Third, the dressing is yogurt, mustard, vinegar, and olive oil rather than mayonnaise. Fourth, the apple is to be sliced into matchsticks (lovely matchsticks, mind you). The anomaly in this recipe is between the first step, where grapes are mixed with salad greens and next to last step, where the grapes and walnuts are to be piled on top of the leaves. It seems silly to try to do both. (Copy editing may have been a casualty of an accelerated publication schedule for the book). I can still make my Waldorf salad without a recipe and use some or all of Jamie's suggestions. This is the virtue of Oliver's offering his own variations on classic American dishes. (Just as one can open with either a classical Sicilian defense, the Najdorf variation, or the Dragon variation of the Sicilian).

Even though Oliver said he would have liked to visit all the regions of the United States, time limited him to just six, New York City, Louisiana, Arizona, Los Angeles, Georgia, and the Wildwest. But within those regions, Jamie picked several dishes which are not commonly associated with that area, as when he does barbecued beef ribs from Adam Perry Lang's NYC restaurant. Even though it is on the page following the Waldorf salad, it is worlds away in both cultural patina, difficulty, and time to execute. Even if you are really efficient, I suspect it would take you eight hours to complete the recipe (the time in the oven alone comes to about 7 hours). Just like the salad recipe, there are tips here which I have seen nowhere else.

The recipes from Louisiana continue to demonstrate that the best thing to do with Jamie's books is to read them cover to cover. But now and then, differences in culture (we are dealing with a Brit, talking Cajun, to a Yank here. Something is bound to get lost in translation) seem to drop a detail, as when Jamie suggests squashing cooked garlic with beans and veggies with a potato masher. My German background says a potato masher is a great wooden cylinder with a handle. My mother used a zigzag shaped wire gadget. I use something which looks like a garlic press on steroids. Which is it? On the one hand, it is anything which works, but novices in the kitchen may not have the range of options at their fingertips that the experienced cook, let alone the expert cook, may have. This is why I may be reluctant to suggest one of Oliver's books (except for his Cook With Jamie) to a beginner. Oliver is famous, from the very beginning, of using inexact, seat of the pants descriptions of amounts, such as `a splash of olive oil'. I do this all the time, and if it were done on TV, the viewer could see what he means, but I would not trust an inexperienced teenager with that instruction. This inexactness is both dangerous and liberating, as when the ingredients list asks for good-quality sausages. Does he mean Italian, sweet, hot, chorizo, boudain blanc, boudain noir, smoked, fresh, blood, beef, or pork. Another warning is that by presenting truly local recipes, some ingredients may require special requests to your butcher, such as pork skin for cracklings. In PA Dutch country, where pigs stomach is a standard item, it should not be too hard to find. But that may not be true of all parts of the country.

Another reason to read this book straight through is that the `filler text' and head notes strike me as unusually informative. Oliver's explanation of the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisines is better than any I have seen so far. In the narrative page on Gumbo, he describes how slaves being brought over from Africa smuggled okra seeds in their hair, ears, and navel.

The cuisine from Arizona was neither Mexican imports nor Chris Bianco's famous pizza in Phoenix. It was the cuisine of the Navajo Indians on the reservation. The good news here is that it means he offers several recipes for lamb, the primary red meat of the Navajos. I was especially delighted to see juniper berries and sumac berries used to season lamb. I often use them to season pork, but always wondered what else they fit. (This is also another reason to read the recipes all the way through. Even my very large Wegmans did not have juniper or sumac, and I had to order them on the Internet to make this dish. Some ingredients are highly seasonal, such as the edible pansies, marigolds or violas).

Oliver's take on Los Angles is a good example of the delight in seeing this American city through the eyes of this world traveler (living in a house which is older than our country), who says `There's no city on earth like Los Angeles'. At this stop, he does look at the Mexican influence on American cooking, plus the distinctly `California style' of presentation. One of the most unusual dishes I tried from this section is the Californian Antipasti. One problem with some antipasti selections is that everything starts tasting like vinegar and olive oil. This recipe prepared five different dressings, and varied the acid in each dressing between lemon, orange, lime, and wine vinegar. A caution with this recipe is that it will not work well with `thick' asparagus. When I looked at the picture, I thought the asparagus was those long skinny mung beans.

Speaking of the pictures, I rarely feel pictures are necessary in a cookbook, except to demonstrate technique. Oliver's use is the one big exception, since he provides a full page picture of every dish, on the page facing the text of the recipe. And, while I suspect most of the pictures were taken by a food stylist photographer, they demonstrate that you can take Jamie out of the posh London restaurant, but you can't take his passion for restaurant styled food out of him. All the dishes look like they were priced at $10 a plate, or more.

One of the drawbacks of this kind of book is that two recipes which are quite similar, as with the Waldorf salad and the Georgia Southern Pecan and Apple Salad fall 220 pages from one another. Fortunately, the two recipes appear together in the index under `Apples'. The same is true of the two ribs recipes

Jamie's `Wild West' venue was Cody Wyoming, a state which is bigger than England, and `Dead Man's Camp' in Montana. I was surprised to find several different salads in this section, including one which answered the question of how to turn broccoli into an attractive salad. I discovered that it worked, largely through that miracle ingredient, bacon, plus blanching the florets to take a bit of the crunch out, and by cutting them into small pieces.

To make the posh food stylings feel at home, Jamie had his wine expert, David Gleave, suggest wines to go along with most dishes. Most of these you could find in London, but they may be scarce in Wyoming or on the Navajo reservation. But, it's an added value for us city folk.

The surprising bottom line is that this is probably a great book for selecting dishes for entertaining at sit-down dinners, where you plan two or more weeks in advance. It is the kind of book which truly `turns you on' to cooking well.
All around good cookbook - Lots of different area specialties done Jamies way
good photos too. Has become one of my go to cookbooks.
great meals, chicken soup is great ! beautiful pictures. ,great book.!!!!!Good instructions to cooking meals.
Excellent book - creative and practical. The salad recipes are winners.
Great travel log to set the scene for each recipe.