Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes

Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes

Over 100 Recipes From the Great Food Regions of the World

Book - 2011
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This new book of mine is all about fun, escapist recipes. It's an adventurous cookbook that embraces the big hitters from the incredible countries I've visited recently, as well as completely new things I've made up by taking cues from the influences around me. I've taken some of the most famous and exciting dishes from these beautiful places and tweaked them so you can recreate the paellas of Spain, the tagines of Morocco and the risottos of Italy easily, and authentically, in your own kitchen.

Every now and then, being brave, escaping the daily routine and filling up on other cultures is a great thing to do. Just get out there and discover the fantastic flavors, people, and places that exist just a flight away.

So, if you've been talking about going somewhere in particular but haven't gotten around to booking your ticket, I urge you to go for it. You'll come back feeling optimistic about life, with a head full of beautiful memories -- not to mention ideas for incredible dishes. In the meantime, let this book introduce you to some of the fantastic new recipes and flavors I've discovered, and maybe even reintroduce you to recipes you've loved and enjoyed on your own holidays, but just never knew how to make.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2011.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781401324414
Characteristics: 359 p. : ill (chiefly col. ) ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Loftus, David


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Dec 25, 2019

I do appreciate how he seems to simplify complex procedures, though I keep in mind he no doubt has a staff to wash all the pots and pans and to preheat the water, premeasure all the ingredients, etc, plus a dozen other "little" tasks that can make cooking so time consuming and tiring.
My main wish is that he would include more non-meat main dishes, and that he were not so carnivorous. On the occasion when he presents an all-plant menu, he is rather apologetic.

Apr 27, 2015

I love the diversity of recipes in this book. While his other books tend to draw on the same types of recipes, the world-wide cuisine in this book features all sorts of new twists that I haven't seen in his earlier books.

ksoles Nov 24, 2011

On one hand, if you've read one Jamie Oliver cookbook, you've read them all. On the other, "Food Escapes" shines not so much because of its recipes but because of the cultural information it contains. The book culls from the food traditions of Andalucia (Spain), Venice (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marrakesh (Morocco), Athens (Greece) and the Midi-Pyrenees (France); throughout his journeys, Oliver learns the techniques behind making classic dishes as well as the history behind the people who eat them.

The book provides over 100 easy-to-follow recipes that encourage the non-chef to step into the kitchen. As usual, Oliver highlights the advantages of simplicity, quipping: "You can pretty much make anything taste good."


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