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Cook the Book: Jamie at Home

Words by Michele Humes | If you're already a fan of Jamie Oliver's, you'll adore Jamie at Home, his most lavish book yet. If, however, his laddish, larger-than-life demeanor rubs you the wrong way, there's a chance you'll struggle to get through his latest offering. As delicious as Oliver's recipes sound (Indian carrot and crispy lamb salad, anyone?), they're all transcribed in his playful, relentlessly wordy voice--a voice that turns what might have been three lines' worth of basic instructions into a spoken word poem of two paragraphs. If you can overlook a tone that borders on the twee, you'll find a really beautiful book, lushly illustrated and printed on weighty stock. The recipes are arranged by season and flanked... More

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