Jamie grew up in one of the first true British “gastropubs”, which his Mum and Dad still run today. For him, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that puts a smile on your face. And that’s what he wants to share in the new book: the essence of British food, done properly.
Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home. The food reflects an open-minded culture as well as the country’s beauty. There are over 100 of Jamie’s favourite recipes: some are indisputable classics, some are his versions of the classics, some should be classics but just haven’t been made famous yet and others he’s made up from the great bounty of British produce.
Wherever you’re from, if you love food this book will offer you a little taste of happiness.
Some of the many receipes in Jamie’s Great Britain include
BREAKFASTS bubble and squeak, homemade yoghurt, yemeni pancakes, kedgeree and Glasgow potato scones
SOUPS including tomato, spring veg (with gin!), mushroom, ham and pea, minted courgette, mulligatawny
SALADS – Apple and watercress with blue cheese dressing, heritage tomato salad with dill, a shredded rainbow salad, salmon salad, and a Caribbean-inspired pork and rice salad
PUB GRUB yorkshire puddings with smoked trout in, scotch eggs, scampi bites, ploughmans, toad in the hole.
NEW BRITISH CLASSICS empire roast chicken (combining roast chicken and curry ), Yemeni lamb, Jerk-dressed pork
AFTERNOON TEA including a tea loaf with Earl Grey in it, a romantic Victoria sponge with some orange zest and rosewater, a sour Cranberry bakewell, mini Eccles cakes…
SEASIDE Oysters, skate and peas, potted shrimp, mussels, fishcakes etc.
PIES AND PUDDINGS A Shepherd’s pie, Cornish pasties,steak and kidney pie…
WILD FOOD pheasant with fennel bake, honey-roasted rabbit, rabbit bolognese….
VEGETABLES Champ, red cabbage, about fourteen ways with asparagus, leeks with a crunchy topping, four different mashed potato recipes
PUDS Summer Pudding with elderflower, two quite bonkers trifles, a rice pudding with rhubarb, honeycomb with chocolate sauce
Amazon reviewers rate Jamies Great Britain at 4 out of 5.
The TV show that accompanies the book is on Channel 4 Tuesdays at 9pm
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