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Mar 1, 2011 05:30 AM


You voted, and this month's main selections include The Naked Chef, The Return of the Naked Chef, Happy Days with the Naked Chef, and Jamie's Italy. I've been unable to format this in the way that smtucker and a few others did - I will work on it for the next month's selections. Please remember to paraphrase recipes or to post links to your favorites. On a personal note, I've never explored JO's books and am looking forward to this month. Hope to learn a lot and cull a few keepers in the following weeks. All of you are invited (encouraged) to jump in and start experimenting and cooking with JO right away; pictures are always welcome, of course!

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Herbs and Spices
Salads and Dressings
Fish and Shellfish
Meat, Poultry and Game
Risotto and Couscous
Stocks, Sauces, etc. etc.

THE RETURN OF THE NAKED CHEF (aka The Naked Chef Takes Off
) Morning Glory (breakfasts)
Tapas, Munchies, and Snacks
Simple Salads and Dressings
Soups and Broths
Pasta and Risotto
Fish and Shellfish
Meat, Poultry and Game
Stocks, sauces....etc

Comfort Grub
Quick Fixes
Kids' Club
More Simple Salads
Nice Bit of Meat.....
and Loads of Veg
The Wonderful World of Bread
antipasti: starters
street food and pizza
primi: first courses
insalate: salads
secondi: main courses
contorni: side dishes
dolci: desserts

As I said, I'll do my best to format it in a more user-useful way for next month. I'm in touch with smtucker who will guide me through it. I would've done it already but I've been busy with Mardi Gras, away on a cruise, and/or sick with upper respiratory problems. Please jump right in and let's have a wonderful March!!!!


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  1. Thank you, bayoucook. Will you be creating subthreads for each of the four books then? Or did you intend to have us post our reports from all four books in this thread?

    Also, as promised, I set up the adjunct thread. Please post about your experiences with "all other Jamie Oliver" recipes in the adjunct thread: By "all other" I mean any recipe NOT from Jamie's Italy OR any Naked Chef book.


    1. Hi Paula... glad to see you back. I'm just wondering if there could be a Master Thread for each individual book, even though a break-down of chapters is impossible. There are a lot of books this month. This must be your Baptism By Fire. Good luck with it all...

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      1. re: Gio

        I agree that would be very helpful if its at all possible for you to do this Paula. Thanks so much for kicking us off here, I'm excited about the month ahead and, have a JO dish from Italy on the menu for tonight!!

        1. re: Breadcrumbs

          We're eating Italian tonight too. It will be fun to see what you chose.

          1. re: Gio

            Speaking of Italian Gio, I couldn't resist picking up Conde Nast's latest special interest publication..."Gourmet Italian Kitchen." I sorely miss my Gourmet mag and, having a passion for Italian cooking, I just HAD to have this!

            I didn't manage to get through it because mr bc picked it up and started putting sticky notes in it...lots of sticky notes so I suspect this was money well spent. The Lasagna on the front looks spectacular! (just in case you need another book!!)

            ; )

            1. re: Breadcrumbs

              BC, I miss Gourmet magazine too. Gourmet Italian Kitchen, hmmm? You're a very naughty girl.

          2. re: Breadcrumbs

            yep no problem for next time - see my other post -- I've got it!

            1. re: bayoucook

              bayoucook I think we're in wonderful shape this month, you've done a great job and there's such positive energy around this COTM. Thanks so much for all you've done!!

          3. re: Gio

            I agree that would be great. And there would still only be five threads, which is manageable.

          4. Thanks so much Paula. I just did a quick search on FoodieView and they have links to 1881 Jamie Oliver recipes so if folks don't have a book and are looking for a recipe, this may be a good resource. Here's the link:


            I've posted this on the Adjunct thread as well.

              1. re: smtucker

                just a small assist as bayoucook gets this all figured out. I have requested that the mods edit the master post to include the links. Hope this works for everyone!

                1. re: smtucker

                  That will work, SMT. Thanks so much...!

                  1. re: smtucker

                    Fabulous, thanks smtucker!! We're off!!

                    1. re: smtucker

                      thanks. this gives me a few weeks to get it down before the next selection - you have been a real pal!!

                  2. reply to myself ha - - I have got doing the links and urls down now. Was trying to do them in a word document for some odd reason and then copy and paste here. Next month will be a breeze...I hope. Thanks for your help and patience. I knew what to do just not where to do it to make it work (too much on my mind lately). Anyway: problem fixed!!!! -Paula

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                    1. re: bayoucook

                      You're doing just fine Paula. The month is starting with an explosion of reports so this is really going to be FUN. Laissez les bon temps rouler...!