In this cookbook review, we bring you another book from one of our favorite chefs. Jamie Oliver, one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time, is back with a bang. Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients Cookbook focus on incredible combinations of just five ingredients. It’s all about making the journey to good food very, very simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a meal together fast, whether it’s finished and on the table in a flash. It’s about spending a little time to deliver a lot of flavors.
Recipes that will be ready in 30 minutes or less and some of them will only take you 10 minutes, leaving all the work to the stove or oven. With this book, Jamie wants everyone to enjoy the pleasure of cooking. The recipes can’t be easier, and they are suitable for any day of the week or special occasions. There is everything from that quick dinner on a weeknight to that weekend banquet with friends.
The concept of this cookbook is very simple, but the key to success resides in the structure, intelligent planning, and spirit in which this book was made. With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice & Noodles, and Sweet Things, there’s plenty of quick and easy recipes inspiration to choose from.
There’s a great mix of recipes from all corners of the globe, from comforting British classics to Asian noodles. There’s lots of choice between different meats, rice, noodles, eggs, and vegetables. And of course, we can’t forget the whole chapter on sweet treats! It is amazing how much you can do with just 5 ingredients!
Another interesting fact about this book, that is now normal in any Jamie cookbook, is the nutritional info on each page. In our opinion, this is a little touch that combines perfectly with the mindset of this book.
With over 300 pages and 130 recipes, this is by far one of the best cookbooks from Jamie. The book is super “clean” and easy to follow with the perfect amount of information. Another thing that we love is this book is the photographies! Normally they are Ok, but in this book, they are incredible.
If you pay attention we realize that this book was well thought out. You can easily understand that all the details on this book have one objective in mind “spend a little time to deliver a lot of flavors”. If you like Jamie Oliver or if you are looking for a simple cookbook with great recipes this is the book you are looking for.
If you are looking for a new cookbook with simple recipes with great flavor, 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food, is the book you are looking for.