About Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents’ pub, The Cricketers, in Essex, England, at the age of eight and quickly developed a passion for the craft. Oliver now stars in the Emmy award-winning Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, is the best-selling author of some two dozen cookbooks, including his most recent title, Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals, and has been responsible for instilling that same passion for food in countless others. Oliver lives in London and Essex with his wife, Jools, and their children. @jamieoliver

A plate of warm arugula salad -- caramelized red onions, arugula, shaved Parmesan, and toasted pine nuts with a balsamic drizzle.

Warm Arugula Salad

Caramelized red onions. Pancetta. Pine nuts. A dribble of balsamic vinegar. Peppery arugula. Convinced yet?

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Steak sandwich pieces side-by-side and stacked on top of each other on a wooden table.

Steak Sandwich

Seared steak. Caramelized onions. Warm ciabatta. Sounds like something we’re not going to want to share. (And yes, this works perfectly with that leftover steak you have in the fridge.)

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A chicken and leek pot pie in a white square baking dish with a server and forks and knife nearby.

The Best Chicken and Leek Pot Pie

Tender chicken and sausage meatballs sidle up alongside sweet leeks and a tipsy white wine cream sauce. Then the whole shebang is topped with indecently rich and flaky puff pastry in this recipe from (90s flashback alert) Jamie Oliver.

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Several Spanish olive oil tortas in a bowl lined with a lace linen cloth.

Spanish Olive Oil Tortas ~ Tortas de Aceite

We’ve been wobbly in the knees for these sweet and shatteringly crisp little Spanish olive oil tortas. And now that we know how to make them at home, we can’t decide if that’s a good thing or not…

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A tangle of Japanese cucumber salad, made with cucumbers, mint, cilantro, and an rice vinegar dressing.

Japanese-Style Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

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A white bowl filled with pappardelle with amazing slow cooked meat, sprinkled with chopped rosemary.

Pappardelle with Slow Cooked Meat

A show of hands, please. Who swoons to meat that’s slowly imbued with wine and aromatics and then tossed atop pasta? Just as we thought.

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