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Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life Hardcover – September 16, 2008
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The previous reviewer who complained that there weren't enough vegetarian recipes must have had the wrong book. In fact, while there are plenty of recipes with meat and fish, there are many, many recipes which focus on fresh fruit and veg. I don't think you'll regret purchasing this book.
I see that another reviewer didn't like the dead rabbit picture or other game pictures in the book which is interesting because it shows just how far removed we are from the food that we eat. Jamie is trying to change this by getting you closer to what you are putting into your body by using the freshest of ingredients in a seasonal way (that includes fresh meat). The book itself is set up in seasons and has a wonderful variety of offerings for each. (However; if you did happed to catch the Jamie at Home show on the Food Network you will already have seen the majority of these recipes).
They are fantastic recipes though, and I do use them very often. Some cookbooks I buy and they quickly become dust collectors. This one however; is permanently open!
I do highly suggest this book to anyone who cares about good cooking in a fun way and wants to learn a trick or two about organic gardening. It really has helped me reconnect with food in a way that eludes most Americans today. And please...get over the rabbit pics, let me just clue you in to the fact that your fish and chicken don't actually hatch with little Styrofoam containers around them perfectly filleted and ready to cook! Buon Appetito
As a gardener I especially appreciated the way he's chosen to write a very simple book that includes information on growing your own food, making ethical (without being too preachy!) food choices and most of all...simply and truly enjoying quality, delicious REAL food.
Good job, Jamie!
Anyone can reproduce these recipes using Jamie's basic techniques. Its his ability to meld unique combinations together that makes him a genius. This is really a must-have for any serious foodie interested in gaining insight into the creative process behind some truly great-tasting dishes. Thanks, Jamie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it... As a narrative story, as a picture book and a cookbook,,, really well done!!!Published 29 days ago by Suzanne C
I wish I would've known how great this cookbook was before I purchased. The one I wanted wasn't available (thankfully) because I purchased this instead and was SO HAPPY with... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nicole Brown
So happy with the book, I bought the book because I have been enjoying watching him in television every Sunday, Love it/Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Still one of my favorite cookbooks. Great, simple recipes, and a nice collection from his show by the same name.Published 10 months ago by Eric U
Such a great book! Love his tips for gardening along with his recipes! So far, every recipe tried has been a winner!Published 13 months ago by L. A. Wetzel