Best Jamie Oliver Cookbook?
I see that many of you have been cooking from some of the Jamie Oliver cookbooks. My local Barnes and Noble has about 10. I would love to hear some feedback on which one I should buy based on his best and most popular recipes.
I have a few of Jamie's books, but the one I recommend the most is Food Revolution. The recipes are just outstanding and homey - exactly the kind of food that you want to cook at home. Many of them are on the rotation at home because they're tasty and because the reheat well - and people literally line up for my leftovers. Try the pot roast meatloaf, you can find the recipe on his site... to die for - and it feeds a crowd very inexpensively. (ok, it requires virtually every condiment in the grocery store, but you WILL make it again)
The one I recommend the least is Jamie's Italy. I love to read it and look at gorgeous photos but I've never actually cooked anything from it... and i LOVE italian food. The recipes are less accessible for everyday cooking...
Agree with sarah on both counts: his books are pretty varied in tone, focus, and difficulty level, though he really never gets into anything really complex. Jamie at Home is also my favorite of his; I like the produce focus because that's how I tend to cook and I think it's the most beautiful of his books, while the recipes are really down-to-earth.