Friday, January 04, 2008

Jamie Oliver's Back


Some of us first became familiar with this spikey-haired, cooking wizard a few years back as The Naked Chef on the Food Network, even though he turned up *fully* clothed in each episode. (The overall theory being that it wasn't about the "cook" being naked -- it was the food.)

Anyway, Jamie Oliver is back doing what he does best -- cooking, at home, with simple, accessible ingredients, including fruit and vegetables grown in his own garden. This latest Food Network effort is called, Jamie At Home.

Each episode is themed around a primary ingredient, ranging from a variety of different peppers; what you can do with mushrooms; and how to cook assorted game fowl. You can catch Jamie Oliver's new series on the Food Network premiering on Saturday, January 12 at 9:30 pm EST.

And don't forget to pick up a copy of Jamie Oliver's companion cookbook to his new Food Network showcase titled, COOK WITH JAMIE: MY GUIDE TO MAKING YOU A BETTER COOK

Filled with simple, everday recipes, Oliver exhibits a conversational approach that often calls for a "knob of butter," a "handful of shelled peas" or "a big handful of freshly grated Parmesan." A friendly and familiarizing approach that clearly deflates any nervous cook's initial hang ups or anxieties.

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