'The aim of this book is to completely inspire people who have no interest in food to have a go' - Jamie Oliver.
Sixty years ago food was in short supply and malnutrition rates were high. The Ministry of Food was set up to teach the public how to make the best use of the food available to them.
Fast forward to the present day, where we have unlimited choices and plenty of food, yet we're living in a world of junk food, additives and preservatives. Our war is now against obesity, as most people have little or no idea about how to cook and what makes a balanced diet. We need to learn from the past. We need to look back at the way our grandmothers and great-grandmothers cooked - wholesome, tasty food that was simple and quick to prepare.
If you're a complete beginner in the kitchen, Jamie's promise to you is that you'll be making some great dinners within hours of reading his book. A little knowledge and a few basic tools can go a long way, and this book is your first step . . .
About the Author
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parent's pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight and has since worked with some of the world's top chefs. He is now running Fifteen - one of the best restaurants in London and the subject of the television series Jamie's Kitchen.
Jamie has written for The Times, as well as for GQ and Marie Claire magazines. He currently writes for Delicious magazine in the UK and Australia.
He also started, and continues to be involved with the Fifteen Foundation, which provides training and mentoring for disadvantaged young people - allowing them to follow their dreams and become chefs.
Jamie lives in London with his wife, Jools, and their four children.
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Comments about Jamie's Ministry Of Food:
I love this book! It has amazing recipes my whole family loves! The pictures etc make it so easy to follow! The meatloaf Pot Roast is simply Amazing!!! I can't say how much I love this book and now I'm looking at buying more of Jamie's books!
Jamie thinks anyone can learn to cook in 24 hours, so he provides stage-by-stage photos and simple instructions for hundreds of classics. A must, both for beginners and anyone who thought it too late to learn Waterstones.com
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st October 2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 20.0 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 25.6
Edition Number: 1