Jamie Oliver, author of Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain, on tour October/November 2012

Posted By on September 14, 2012

About Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain: 130 of My Favorite British Recipes, from Comfort Food to New Classics

Hardcover: 416 pages

Publisher: Hyperion (October 2, 2012)

Full-color photos throughout | $35.00 US

“British history of invasion, exploration, colonization and immigration has shaped the nation, and the evidence is on every plate….
British food has never been more ready, or able, to impress.”
—Jamie Oliver

2012 is Great … for Britain, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, the Paralympics, and now, a mouthwatering new cookbook from always-food-revolutionary chef, Jamie Oliver.

Having grown up in his parents’ gastropub, Jamie Oliver has always had a special place in his heart for British cooking. And in recent years, there’s been an exciting revolution in the British food world in general. Chefs, producers, and artisans are retracing old recipes, rediscovering beautiful ingredients, and focusing on simplicity and quality. Jamie celebrates the best of the old and new (including classic British immigrant food) in his first cookbook focused on home.

Here are over 130 delicious recipes for you to cook at home, ranging from salads—Heavenly Salmon and Epic Roast Chicken; to puddings—Rhubarb and Rice Pudding and Citrus Cheesecake Pots; to Sunday lunch—Guinness Lamb Shanks and Roast Quail Skewers; to new British classics—Jerk-Dressed Bristol Pork and Roasted Veg Vindaloo; and, of course, the crumbliest scones. For Jamie, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that makes you happy and puts a smile on your face. And that’s what he wants to share with you: the real essence of British food, done properly.

About Jamie Oliver

JAMIE OLIVER began cooking at his parents’ pub at age eight; his television and publishing career began in 1999 with the Naked Chef book and television series. Since then, he has transformed school lunches in the UK and revolutionized home cooking around the globe. His U.S. charity, The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, seeks to combat the obesity crisis by improving school food and keep cooking skills alive by providing practical resources and education about health and nutrition. Jamie is a frequent guest on the Today show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Late Show with David Letterman. His food shows air on the Cooking Channel and his campaign series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, broadcast by ABC, won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program.

He lives in London and Essex with his wife, Jools, and their children.

For more information on Jamie Oliver please visit http://www.jamieoliver.com.

Jamie Oliver’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Saturday, October 6th:  Beth Fish Reads

Monday, October 8th:  Book Club Classics

Wednesday, October 10th:  Anger Burger

Thursday, October 11th:  Anger Burger – recipe review

Friday, October 12th:  Anger Burger – recipe review

Friday, October 12th:  girlichef

Monday, October 15th:  Peppermint Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 16th:  Broken Teepee

Wednesday, October 17th:  Southern Girl Reads

Thursday, October 18th:  Very Culinary

Friday, October 19th:  My Bookshelf

Monday, October 22nd:  Zesty Cook

Thursday, October 25th:  Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books

Monday, October 29th:  The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

Tuesday, October 30th:  In the Hammock

Tuesday, October 30th:  Luxury Reading

Thursday, November 1st:  2 Kids and Tired

Thursday, November 8th:  Bookfoolery and Babble

Friday, November 9th:  Amused by Books

Monday, November 12th:  Farmgirl Fare

Tuesday, November 27th:  The Sisters Cafe

TBD:  Foodie with Family


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