I LOVE Jamie. Have since he was that young guy who we thought was weird dancing around his kitchen saying "pukka" and calling olive oil his mate and things. but MAN can THAT GUY COOK!! Seriously. I don't know anyone who doesn't have atleast one of his cookbooks or watched his show and not had saliva watering from their mouths. He's quite popular here in Australia. Sydney has one of his restaurants, which I would LOVE to go to one day.
For Christmas I got "Ministry of Food" cook book. The show was just FANTASTIC. He took a bunch of ordinary people (none who could cook or eat right) from a town and taught them simple, yet OH SO DELICIOUS meals they could cook for their family. The catch was with each recipe they had to "pass it on" to others. His hope was that the whole town would be cooking nutritious and delicious meals. Well he had to do some tweaking of his grand design, but it turned out pretty successful. Even I was proud of them all at the end :)
By far my favourite dish is the chicken with parmesan and thyme and covered with proscuitto. Mmmmmmmm. So quick and simple, yet leaves you wanting more. I like to serve that with either roast vegies or his carrots in a bag or dressed asparagus.
Here is a link to his site so you can find out more and see some examples of recipes.
Shrimp and Feta Soup (aka Shrimp Saganaki Soup)
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