Jamie’s Comfort Food.


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Have you been following along with Jamie Oliver’s new Comfort Food series over the past couple of weeks? Both Jason and I have loved it so far- it’s easily my favourite series of Jamie’s for a very long time, perhaps since all those beautiful Christmas specials he did a few years ago!

Earlier this week I caved and treated myself to the recipe book that goes along with the series, and have been so impressed by it that I thought I’d share a snippet or two of the book here.┬áIn the introduction, Jamie describes the book as being the antithesis of his 15 and 30 minute meals. It’s designed to encourage slow, indulgent cooking; cooking for the love of cooking, not just eating. Though the eating to be had from Comfort Food looks pretty great too! The recipes are more involved than in many of his other books, and it’s kind of refreshing to go through a recipe book that isn’t full of shortcuts and time-saving tips.

Both the artworking and photography in the book are divine- David Loftus is one of my favourite food photographers, and his work in Comfort Food is incredible. Jamie’s recipes look pretty amazing too! Jason and I made the Insanity Burgers a couple of weeks ago (right after seeing the recipe on the show!) and it didn’t disappoint. Next on my ‘to make’ list are ricotta ‘gnudi’ with sage butter sauce, gyoza with crispy wings, the hot smoked salmon club sandwich, and the cheddar-filled baked meatballs with onion and ale gravy.

When a recipe book really captures me, I’ll sit down and read it like a novel instead of just dipping into it now and now and again when searching for culinary inspiration, and Comfort Food looks set to be one of those special sorts of cookbooks.

Serve alongside your favourite comfort food, and devour cover to cover

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  • http://sophiesmakeupblog.blogspot.co.uk Sophie

    I’ve been loving this series so far and I loved his old christmas ones! This looks like such a lovely book x


  • http://www.girlinbrogues.com Saskia

    Although I’ve used Jamie’s 30 minute meal book for a while now, I’m really looking forward to Comfort Food – feel like I need more challenges in the kitchen!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  • http://www.thisparticular.blogspot.com Ala Skrakowski

    I love Jamie’s recipe books, they’re always spot on!

    And now I’ve just read the word ‘vongole’ I think I know exactly what I’m going to try for dinner on Saturday! Yum! x

  • http://www.design-aesthetic.blogspot.co.uk Helena

    Never have I been so easily persuaded into buying a recipe book. Also, not bad photography styling yourself, love the cheeky paws creeping into the last shot.



  • http://www.asimpleelegance.com arielle

    rosie, I’m always in awe of what a great writer you are! and you are usually right on point where recipes and food is concerned so of course I’m gonna take look on this cookery book! thanks so much for writing this little blog. it is such a joy to read along!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • http://www.madelinefedmont.com Madeline
  • http://oddlylovely.com Cat

    This looks and sounds amazing! I am a big proponent of comfort food, and I love how it’s designed to encourage a love of cooking and not just eating.


  • http://www.miel-cafe.com Giada

    This sounds so interesting and being that I’m a food photographs lover and that those pictures look gorgeous, I may have to get it…

  • http://hazeljane.co.uk Hazel Jane

    This looks amazing, I might have to buy – I’m a bit of a recipe book obsessive! Love the big photos, and I like that you’ve been reading it like a novel, that only makes me want to get it more – I love reading through cookery books!

    Great review! :)

    Hazel Jane xx

  • http://just-add-deenie.blogspot.com Deenie

    This would be the perfect gift for my mum because she makes sure that the majority of meals she makes will be a lovely hour or so to set aside enjoying cooking, rather than sticking something easy in the oven. I’d also just love to have it on our kitchen shelf because what’s not to love about a beautiful cookbook?

  • http://www.shulikesclothes.com Shu – shulikesclothes.com

    Ahh, Jamie Oliver was quite literally, the soundtrack in the living room all summer. I recorded a whole bunch of his shows to watch when I was ill (big mistake, was hungry ALL the time)! May have to pick up the book too ;) x

  • http://www.hiheidihi.wordpress.com Heidi Rhiannon

    I’ve bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and its arrived in a cellophane wrapping so I can’t peruse it quickly before I wrap it! Xx


  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I order the gnudi at Jamie’s Italian so I’d love to learn to make it! x

  • http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk Tori

    This cook book sounds amazing, I love Jamie Oliver recipes so I will have to pick one of these books up!

  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk/ Angela @Little Apple Tree

    I bought the book and then felt uninspired by most of the recipes. I will probably do the burger sometime soon, as the sauce he made reminded me of the one at Patty and Bun. (I was slightly annoyed that the book was shrink-wrapped in the shop so I couldn’t have a little flick through. I might not have bought it otherwise.)

  • http://www.aprileveryday.com April

    I’ve always loved Jamies recipes and shows. Although I haven’t bought this book yet, I always find myself drooling over the recipes in the show and wondering why I haven’t got the chance to treat myself to the book yet. I always love the photography in them too!
    Enjoy the rest of the week!
    xo April Everyday

  • http://www.twenteasomething.com Laura M George (@ltwenteaSblog)

    I’ll definitely join you for the hot smoked salmon sandwich. sounds amazing!

  • http://todayimbobbi.com bobbi

    I bought this for Ryan the day it came out! I’m SO looking forward to working our way through the meals (and cakes!) in it!

  • http://www.conversationswithcaroline.com Caroline

    I haven’t seen the series but I saw this in Waterstones last week and was really tempted to buy it but they were all sealed so I couldn’t have a peek! I might add it to my Christmas list :-)


  • http://www.laughteriscatching.com laura

    I love Jamie’s books because of the photography. I hate cookbooks where you can’t see the mouthwatering results (although not so much when i finish cooking them!)

  • http://theexpertofnothing.blogspot.co.uk/ Hannah

    I had no idea he was doing a series to go along with the book?! I have been debating whether or not to get the book, but I feel you have thoroughly convinced me. Any burger recipe with the word insanity in it has to be good, right?! Love how you have photographed the book :) xxx

  • http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au Rosie

    I haaave to get this book Thanks for the tip Rosie.
    Rosie x

  • http://brambleandthorn.blogspot.com.au/ Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

    Ooh, I’ve been eyeing off this cookbook for ages, the recipes look fantastic!

  • http://www.blondeofcarbs.com Jessica Edmunds

    I love Jamie and his restaurants I have been so many times now, I would love to try and make some food at home- definitely on my wishlist xxx

  • http://www.foodielaura.com Foodie Laura

    I’m really looking forward to getting this book, I love a lazy afternoon in the kitchen. What’s your ultimate comfort food?

  • http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk Chloe

    I am hoping to receive this book as as gift this year – it looks lovely! Jamie is definitely one of my favourite chefs, I love most of his books! x


  • http://www.eatreadglam.com Rosie

    I love Jamie Oliver’s recipe books, we’ve got so many in our house and all the recipes we’ve tried are keepers. His books are beautiful and the photography is brilliant and makes you drool more than those M&S Christmas food adverts.

  • http://www.anaviglam.com/ Anaviglam beauty blog

    I need this :), oh yes I do!

  • http://www.intoruth.com/ Ruth

    I’m loving ‘Comfort Food’, those ‘food porny’ cinematic cuts are too much!
    I’ll be trying out the vongole at some point I think, it looks like so much fun.

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