The Naked Chef

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Published on 14 April 1999
The Naked Chef
Jamie Oliver's first ever cookbook, now a special anniversary hardback
Packed with accessible home cooking inspired by restaurant techniques
Simple and delicious recipes, from pasta to pudding

Who's the author? Best-selling author, chef, restaurateur, campaigner and one of the most influential people in the food industry, Jamie Oliver. Jamie first came into the public eye in 1999 with his first TV series, The Naked Chef, showing people that cooking from scratch isn't only simple, it can be fun and exciting too. He has since published 21 cookbooks. 

What's it about? Jamie's first cookbook, The Naked Chef, is all about knocking up delicious dishes even if you've never tried cooking before. This book has something for everyone, whether you're making a meal for your family, trying to impress a date or cooking a feast for friends, with easy-to-follow, accessible and well-tested recipes that are big on flavour. This cookbook is all about giving you confidence and getting you to feel at ease in the kitchen and it, arguably, changed the way British people approach cooking forever more. It's a stone cold classic.

Recipes we love: Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank, Vegetable Tempura and Chilli, Tomato & Pancetta Pizza.

Perfect for: Jamie fans, beginner cooks and anyone seeking simple dishes with big flavour.