Jamie Cooks Italy

From his early days working with Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo to his famous stint at the River Café, Italian food has influenced Jamie from the very start of his career. It’s a country that’s always been close to his heart. 

Did you know that, Over the past two years Jamie Oliver has visited Italy whenever possible, traveling from the mountains in the north to the islands in the south, getting right to the heart of the food, people and places he loves so much? During his recent set of  trips, Jamie noticed that despite the world-famous Italian passion for food, there’s been a decline in how beloved family recipes are being passed from generation to generation. Busy lives and an increasing dependence on technology means it’s often easier to cut corners, and those all-important tips and decades of food knowledge are being lost.

Jamie Cooks Italy

Jamie Cooks Italy, published by Michael Joseph on 12 July 2018, contains more than 140 new recipes that not only celebrate Jamie’s great love of Italian food, but also acknowledge the importance of what the Italian matriarchs of the kitchen – the nonnas and the mammas – can teach us. From Sicilian Artichokes to melt-in-the mouth beef Stracotto, Salina Chicken and Baked Risotto Pie to Stuffed Focaccia and Amalfi Lemon Tart, Jamie Cooks Italy enables readers to recreate the true tastes of Italy at home. According to Jamie, whether it’s recipe principles, flavour combinations, tips or techniques, he’s gathered all this incredible insight in order to share with his audience the true heart and soul of Italian food, expressed through fresh, achievable recipes in an accessible modern way. From quick fixes and simple dishes with just a handful of ingredients to more indulgent cooking for weekends and special occasions, this book will deliver big on flavour and comfort, helping you to create food that will transport you straight to Italy.

About Jamie’s Italian In Melrose Arch

Opening its doors in 2016, Jamie’s Italian has been Melrose Arch’s most anticipated restaurant since word was mentioned about it opening. With its renowned claim to fresh and fair trade produce, Jamie’s Italian is your one-stop Italian gourmet connection. From pizza to in-house made pastas, there is something for everyone. The restaurant boasts an amazing array of canapes, desserts and cocktails as well.

By Shawn Greyling

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