Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jamie's America

Jamie Oliver is a mastermind who happens to know how to cook. His take on the American classics makes you want to sit down at his table and never get up.

This is one of the few cookbooks that I actually want to buy. Besides great food photography, there are so many wonderful regional recipes. When you open the book, you feel like you have taken the road trip through America with him.

Oliver explores the ingredients, food culture, and ethnicity of America. He traveled to Louisiana and saw that the kitchens there generate some of the best gumbos ever. From soul food in Georgia to the Mexican influence in Arizona, this cookbook is filled with regional favorites to which Jamie has given that Oliver twist.

Take one look at his surf and turf gumbo and you’ll have it on your bookshelf before you can get your stove cranked up and your soup pot out. Here is the link to the recipe. Surf and Turf Gumbo