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4.0 out of 5 stars Great concept and recipes, January 11, 2012
This review is from: Jamie Oliver's Meals in Minutes: A Revolutionary Approach to Cooking Good Food Fast (Hardcover)
Length:: 4:34 Mins

Jamie Oliver had put together 50 complete and quick meals in a beautifully photographed, easy to follow cookbook. At first I was put off by the layout of putting each recipe together instead of on separate pages or paragraphs, but once I cooked from the book it was easy to follow along, even if I wanted to skip a component of the meal. Each step of the recipe stars in bold and the ingredients are all in their own list, so if I want to cook everything but say the cabbage, it's very easy to do.

The book has a lot of pictures, including a lot of Jamie squeezing a lime, standing over steaming pasta, etc, maybe it could have been 60 meals and ten less pictures of Jamie? But the rest of the pictures, the pictures of the ingredients, finished product, are lovely and helpful for presentation.

The only reason this book isn't a five star to me is the faded print. I find it annoying and wish the print were darker. Otherwise this is a good book that does the work for me of a whole meal and not trying to figure out what to make with a main dish etc, the recipes are easy to follow with commonly found ingredients and do come together quickly.
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Initial post: Jan 21, 2012 9:41:52 AM PST
Shay says:
Awesome review! Thank you for taking the time to post.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 11:07:13 AM PST
Becky (NOLA) says:
Thank you:) I hope it helps.

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 11:57:09 AM PST
What a helpful review! Thank-you...I'm going to buy this book for a gift!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 12:17:47 PM PST
Becky (NOLA) says:
Thank you, it's a really good cook book.

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 1:05:00 PM PDT
kate says:
So glad that you took the time to review this on camera. Thank you! Looks like a great book that I could handle. My problem is the side dishes too, so this would be marvelous!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2012 6:28:40 AM PDT
Becky (NOLA) says:
His combinations really do work. The more I use this book the more I like it, I hope you like it too:) another older series to look into is the Time Life great meals in minutes series. Usually they can be picked up pretty cheap. there are 22 volumes
http://www.librarything.com/series/Time-Life%3A+Great+Meals+in+Minutes
this gives you the list. good luck:)

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 1:49:09 PM PST
Amira says:
Thank you so much for this review. I was going to get this book but with my poor eye sight the color of the font would be a problem. Thanks for doing this thoughtful and helpful review!
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