The book: Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
The angle: It's the weekend. Make something tasty.
Recipes for right now: Giant Sausage Roll, Chicken Shawarma, Double Whammy Toad in the Hole, Insanity Burger, Gnocchi & Squash Sauce, Huevos Rancheros, Steaming Ramin, Bolognese Ravioli, Mighty Greek Moussaka
Who would enjoy this book? You would.
• Who wrote it: Jamie Oliver
• Who published it: Ecco
• Number of recipes: About 100
• Other highlights: Oh, Jamie Oliver, I just can't quit you. You stole my heart years ago with your Chicken in Milk and you've had it ever since. Everything this eternally-youthful gentleman puts out from his kitchen is just so....so...scrummy. I can't help myself.
This latest cookbook is no exception. It's a feast for the eyes (and soon, my stomach) with recipes that hit all the right notes: nostalgic meals, guilty pleasures, seasonal favorites, and everything in between. He's not holding back on the butter or cream here — the message is that the occasional weekend indulgence is part of a healthy diet.
My fellow Americans will find many favorites (burgers, fish and chips, mint chip ice cream) along with some dishes from around the world that might be less familiar but still definitely worth of the "comfort food" title (dosas stuffed with sweet potatoes, an amped up Sudanese salad called Gado-Gado, chocolate-y Jaffa Cake that gets baked under the broiler).
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver
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