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Jamie Oliver: 5 Ingredients

March 7, 2019

You know you can’t resist a 5 ingredient cookbook.

Jamie Oliver’s latest, which has 2-page spreads for each recipe with beautiful photographs and lots of white space, is particularly irresistible:

Not all of the recipes are for full meals, but a surprising number of them are.  Many of them, actually, are just simpler versions of recipes that you probably already make.  I’m planning on doing a sort of competition—is it worth the effort to make my more difficult version, or is Jamie’s easier version just as good?

There’s also a chapter on desserts, featuring fruit-based treats like Pineapple Carpaccio and Mango Rice Pudding.  And I have never in my life seen a recipe that made me think I could successfully work with phyllo dough, but the Honey Berry Phyllo Smash has done it.


beth winter


Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are knowing in advance about all the new releases and the easy access to her library holds.