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pearlyriver Nov 1, 2012 10:38 PM

It's being aired on Channel 4. Have any watched this and what's your opinion? Jamie is a celebrity chef who I have no particular feeling for. I've cooked some of his recipes and it's good but not outstanding.

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    Puffin3 RE: pearlyriver Nov 2, 2012 04:59 AM

    I really like Jamie's cooking style. Not too fussy. Good basic dishes. Once in a white he throws in an excellent tip. The new show is well worth watching IMO.

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      josey124 RE: pearlyriver Nov 2, 2012 06:23 AM

      I didn't see the show yet, it takes a while to get to Canada. But I have the book. I tried around 6-7 dishes already and LOVE it. I have every single one of his books and this one ranks already very high.
      I don't think I can do the dishes in 15 minutes yet but I am sure it will be faster after a few tries. They are simple, quick and tasty.
      My favorite so far? Ricotta fritters, lamb meatballs and the pork in Hungarian sauce.

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        Puffin3 RE: josey124 Nov 2, 2012 08:26 AM

        I'm in Canada and seen Jamie's 15 minute show a few times.

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          josey124 RE: Puffin3 Nov 2, 2012 09:07 AM

          15 or 30 minutes? I thought he just started the 15 minute one in the UK. Usually it takes a few months to come over. But I will check now.

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            wattacetti RE: josey124 Nov 3, 2012 08:51 PM

            15 minutes: available via alternate means.

            30 minutes available in Canada in both English (FNC) and overdub French on Zeste.

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              Puffin3 RE: wattacetti Nov 4, 2012 04:38 AM

              Yeah the show here is 'thirty' minutes.

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            CanadaGirl RE: Puffin3 Nov 4, 2012 05:54 AM

            It's actually run all the way through in Canada. I lliked it and bought the book

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            The Dairy Queen RE: josey124 Nov 2, 2012 08:53 AM

            I wish we could see this show in the U.S. We appear to be blocked, or whatever. I have the book on its way from the UK right now.

            Josey, some of us have been discussing the recipes from the book in this thread on Home Cooking. We'd love it if you jumped in on the discussion with the recipes you've tried.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7691...

            ~TDQ

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              josey124 RE: The Dairy Queen Nov 2, 2012 09:07 AM

              Great! Thanks for the link. I will join you over there.

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            Harters RE: pearlyriver Nov 3, 2012 08:55 AM

            I suspect that, like his 30 minute ones, he will come in for criticism from people who have not been able to do it in the time. I'm enjoying the programme and think there's some good quick meals there, even though it might take longer. Food looks seems more enjoyable and less contrived than the 30 minute ones.

            I'm also enjoying his occasional innuendo remarks which may not always be obvious to foreigners unused to our slang.

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              Puffin3 RE: Harters Nov 4, 2012 04:41 AM

              Seems like Jamie spends twenty minutes prepping and ten minutes actually cooking. He cooks things like Chinese cooks do. Everything is ready to go. He did fried chicken and so the first thing he did was get the chicken started then he went to the prepping. Smart guy.

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