Jamie's Great Britain

Jamie's Great Britain

Summary

Jamie Oliver celebrates Britain's very best food in Jamie's Great Britain

Jamie grew up in one of the first true British "gastropubs". For him, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that puts a smile on your face. And that's what he wants to share in the new book: the essence of British food, done properly.

Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home. The food reflects an open-minded culture as well as the country's beauty. There are over 100 of Jamie Oliver's favourite recipes: some are indisputable classics, some are his versions of the classics, some should be classics but just haven't been made famous yet and others he's made up from the great bounty of British produce.

Inspired by his childhood, Jamie shares the recipes for his favourite pub grub and equips you with everything you'll need for the perfect picnic. Jamie's Great Britain guides you through classic dishes and snacks, like moreish Scotch Eggs, crispy Cornish Pasties and a Victoria Sponge that will add a sparkle to any summer day.

Wherever you're from, if you love food Jamie's Great Britain will offer you a little taste of happiness.

'There is only one Jamie Oliver. Great to watch. Great to cook' Delia Smith

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About the author

Jamie Oliver

A global phenomenon in food and campaigning, Jamie Oliver has inspired millions of people to cook fresh, delicious food from scratch.

Jamie Oliver is a global phenomenon in food and campaigning. During a 20-year television and publishing career he has sold over 46 million books worldwide, and achieved an estimated global TV audience reach of 67 million across 182 territories. As a result Jamie has inspired millions of people to enjoy cooking fresh, delicious food from scratch.

Through his organisation, Jamie has set an ambitious goal to halve the level of UK childhood obesity by 2030, and improve everyone's health and happiness through food. His belief that business can be a force for good in driving positive change saw the Jamie Oliver Group achieve the prestigious B-Corp status in July 2020.

Jamie has now published 24 best-selling cookery books, making him the top-selling non-fiction author in UK history. Jamie's 2019 title Veg has sold over 1M copies worldwide and is now the UK and Australia's best-selling vegetarian cookbook since records began. Jamie's latest book 7 Ways was released internationally in August 2020.

Alongside his work in TV and publishing, Jamie also connects with audiences across multiple digital platforms, creating and appearing in exclusive content for jamieoliver.com, the Jamie Oliver YouTube channels and a variety of social platforms.

His portfolio of successful restaurants now spans 21 countries around the world, and his growing range of food and kitchen products features everything from kitchenware and utensils to various food products including herbs & spices, pasta, sauces and much more.

Jamie started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Café, where he was famously spotted by a television production company and the Naked Chef was born.

In 2001 Jamie left the Naked Chef behind when he set up his first Fifteen restaurant in London, which marked the start of a 15-year journey training disengaged young people for careers in the catering industry. A few years later, he led the call for improved school dinners in the UK, resulting in huge - and lasting - change to the entire school food system. Since then, Jamie's national and international campaigns have continued to revolutionize the way people feed themselves and their families, and to galvanize governments and industry alike to help drive positive change in food education and public health. All of his commercial activities strive to promote and define new best-practice standards.

Jamie now lives in Essex with his wife Jools and their five children.
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