Jamie's 30-Minute Meals

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Published on 30 September 2010

Who's the author? Best-selling author, chef, restaurateur, campaigner and the nation's favourite Essex boy, Jamie Oliver needs little introduction.

What's it about? Jamie proves yet again that you don't need hours in the kitchen to provide delicious, balanced meals for you and the ones you love. Packed with 50 meal ideas, each with clever sides and delicious desserts, these are recipes that'll work just as well for a special Friday night celebration as a midweek meal. From spring lamb with veg and a deep Chianti gravy followed by chocolate fondue to mushroom risotto with spinach salad and a moreish lemon and raspberry cheesecake, you'll be surprised at what you can put on the table in just half an hour.

Once you get the hang of this cookbook, it's easy to pick and choose between recipes, taking elements that you love and creating entirely new meal ideas, and with detailed photography to go with each recipe, it's easy to see what you're cooking, too. 

Recipes we love: Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca, Crunchy Salad, Garlic Bread, Silky Chocolate Ganache; Oozy Mushroom Risotto, Spinach Salad, Quick Lemon & Raspeberry Cheesecake and Piri Piri Chicken, Dressed Potatoes, Rocket Salad, Quick Portuguese Tarts.

Perfect for: Anyone seeking delicious meal plan inspiration for family meals or dinner parties; home-cooks looking for accessible recipe ideas and no-nonsense advice; and of course, Jamie fans won't be disappointed either.