Author(s): Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver's no 1 bestseller, Happy Days with the Naked Chef. Jamie is one of Britain's best-loved chefs who has made cooking interesting and accessible, not only for a new generation but for all those who love good food. He believes in getting the most out of ingredients and making tasty, easy, sociable food with the minimum of fuss. Like his first two books, Happy Days is filled with fantastic recipes for different occasions. By keeping it simple, it is perfect for those who want to give it a go in the kitchen. Happy Days with Naked Chef contains loads of classic, easy recipes like the fluffy pancakes USA style, Jamie Oliver's ultra-simple pukka pineapple with bashed-up mint sugar, and his old man's superb chicken. Genius. "There is only one Jamie Oliver. Great to watch. Great to cook". (Delia Smith). "Great, fabulous. Just enjoy yourself, get stuck in, happy days". (Spectator). Jamie Oliver's career started as a chef at the River Cafe, where he was quickly spotted by the television company that made him famous as The Naked Chef.
He has since published a huge range of bestselling cookery books, including The Naked Chef, The Return of the Naked Chef, Jamie's Dinners, Jamie Does, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Jamie's Kitchen, Cook with Jamie, Jamie at Home, Jamie's Italy, Jamie's Great Britain, Jamie's 30 Minute Meals and Jamie's 15-Minute Meals.
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, the Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight, and has gone on to work with some of the world's top chefs. He founded Fifteen restaurant in London and the associated charity, Fifteen Foundation, which continues to train disadvantaged young people to become chefs. There are now three other Fifteen restaurants in the world: Cornwall, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Jamie has also launched a chain of high street restaurants in the UK called Jamie's Italian. In 2005 Jamie led a campaign to improve the quality of school dinners in the UK and, through the Feed Me Better movement, caused the government to substantially change its policy towards school food. Jamie continues to write for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own magazine, Jamie Magazine. He lives in London and Essex with his wife, Jools, and their daughters, Poppy, Daisy and Petal.