Admit it, the age-old question of ‘What can we make for dinner?’, is one of the most dreaded questions of every day. If, like me, you’re a champion at making five dishes over and over again, Jamie Oliver’s brand-new cookbook ‘7 Ways’ is the perfect dose of inspiration to take your culinary adventures to the next level.
The book follows on from the chef’s popular ‘5 Ingredients’ and ‘Veg’ books that flew off shelves around the world – and this book is set to be no different. Honestly, I am not surprised that these books are so popular. Jamie has mastered the craft of speaking to the home cook in the most relatable way and his approach to cooking has inspired many.
In ‘7 Ways’, Jamie has done his homework and looked at the top ingredients we buy week in, week out. We’re talking about those meal staples we all pick up on autopilot – chicken breasts, salmon fillets, mince, eggs, potatoes, broccoli, to name but a few. We’re all busy, but that shouldn’t stop us from having a tasty, nutritious meal after a long day at work or looking after the kids. So, rather than trying to change what we buy, Jamie wants to give everyone brand new inspiration for their favourite ingredients, the kind of things you can pick up in any supermarket.
Jamie shares seven achievable, exciting and tasty ways to cook 19 hero ingredients, and each recipe will have no more than eight ingredients within it. At least five recipes from each seven way will be everyday options from both an ease and nutritional point of view, meaning you’re covered for every day of the week. With everything from fake-aways and tray-bakes to family and freezer favourites, you’ll find bags of inspiration to help you mix things up in the kitchen.
I can’t wait to try my hand at the spiced cauliflower rice pie, the avocado pastry quiche, the chicken noodle soup, the aubergine and ricotta pasta and the cheat’s mushroom risotto.
This book is full of inspiration and while I am disappointed that Jamie doesn’t feature any desserts in this book, I have a feeling it’s going to be my companion for the months to come as I continue my aim to become the best home cook I can be.