Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Cafe, where he was famously spotted by a television production company. His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series. Since then he has set up Fifteen restaurant in London, changed school dinners in the UK and revolutionized home cooking. His charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, seeks to improve people's lives through food. He writes for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own Jamie Magazine. Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and their children.
One of the Guardian's TOP TEN READS for Christmas Featuring ALL the simple and delicious recipes from Jamie's CHANNEL 4 series - Quick and Easy Food . . . and more, in his most straightforward cookbook yet. 'Brilliant' The Sunday Times Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you'll conjure up THE most exciting food . . . a crazy good pork burger topped with stacks of juicy sliced pear, crunchy salad leaves and oozy blue cheese, all squashed down under a soft burger bun. For dessert a classic really sumptuous shortbread, drizzled in dark chocolate and grated orange zest. '[The] crazy good pork burger from Jamie Oliver's new book is so easy to make and it tastes unreal' Joe Wicks, The Body Coach * From the publisher's description * This is Oliver's best book in years * The Sunday Times * Lovely straightforward ideas * The Daily Telegraph * Our favourite new recipe book . . . Simple suppers from the nation's favourite chef * Sainsbury's Magazine * The power of five . . . It's the combinations that count. Jamie Oliver conjures easy, mouth watering dishes from only a handful of ingredients * The Sunday Times * Jamie's brilliant new book, 5 Ingredients Quick and Easy, extra tasty * The Sunday Times * The hit of the season (possibly of the year) . . . lovely straight forward ideas * The Daily Telegraph * Didn't think Jamie could get more straight-forward than 15 minute recipes? Think again * Aberdeen Evening Express * [A] refreshing concept . . . if you're short of time you can create a tasty meal in no time * Choice Magazine *