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It's got Jamie on the front cover and a foreword by the man himself however that's where it ends. Poor format, rehashed recipes and barely nothing new. A pale shadow of a book which will be consigned to the back of the cupboard very quickly indeed. Don't bother.
Firstly I should start with a positive, the meals look really quite healthy and fresh however there is nothing that really stands out and make me think that I really want to cook it. I hate the layout as I prefer it in sections that I can go straight to for starter, main etc.... also on some of the recipes you have to read through the entire page to get the ingredients, as a collector of cook books I would not recommend this, sorry Jamie. Buy his Super food family classics instead much better.
I am usually a huge fan of Jamie books. Normally when I get a new Jamie and begin to read it, I’m immediately making notes of what I will cook and when, adding bits to my online shop and generally excited to get cracking. This book left me cold. The directions are written as long paragraphs that you have to hunt through to work out what you’re supposed to do. Some recipes don’t have an ingredient list at all they’re just muddled in with the text which is really annoying. A heavy emphasis on vegetarian and fish, which is fine if so inclined but may be less than thrilling to some. Sadly there is not a single recipe that I will bother to make. Such a shame.
This is just a book full of side dishes, salads and drinks. There is nothing new and very few substantial meals. I am shocked at how poor the dishes in this book are. I really don't need to be taught how to prepare a salad or mash a potato, or prepare a pineapple. This is the worst cookbook I own (and I use the word Cook very loosely). Save your money, as you will be very disappointed by this. It appears that Jamie has ran out of ideas and recipes.
I'm a huge fan of Jamie's but I'm afraid this new book leaves me cold. The majority of recipes cater for six or more people, which as someone who usually cooks for either a singleton or a couple, it's too much of a chore to calculate the quantities needed - not that the recipes inspired me overmuch in any event. The layout of the recipes also leaves much to be desired, written as they are in paragraph form rather than a list of ingredients and the method.
This is one Jamie book that is destined for the charity shop, and a total waste of £12.
Normally love Jamie's books, always have great family easy to follow meals...this one is just ful of fancy, posh meals that are nothing new. Out of the whole book there's 2 recipes I want to try, and these can be found online if you search for free! Expensive lesson learned
I have enjoyed the TV series so far and though having the book would save me writing down the recipes I like.Unfortunately that is not the case. The recipes are brief-little more than lists of ingredients.Recipes are difficult to find and the book is very poorly organised.There are few pictures.Overall I would not buy again.