- Perfectly shot, close-up photos detail each step of every recipe.
- Covers a wide range of dishes from breakfast to dinner that take inspiration from the East and the West.
- Includes Jamie Oliver 's take on standby dinner courses, such as paella, roast beef, and salmon en croute.
- Steps aren't numbered or listed; they're written in paragraph form, so recipes are harder to navigate through in the kitchen.
- One part is dedicated to 20-minute meals, but few of the recipes would actually take 20 minutes for a true beginner.
- For a healthy food revolution, many of the recipes aren't actually so wholesome — like the pasta that calls for an entire block of Camembert cheese.
Recipes: The tome includes sections dedicated to stir-fries, pastas, curries, and — my favorite — simple, straightforward roasts. Some eye-catching recipes include ground beef wellington, creamy baked leeks, and a chocolate fruit and nut tart.
Imagery: With the exception of the index and credits, there isn't a single section in the book that hasn't been graced with vivid and realistic photographs.
Overall Rating: As convinced as Jamie Oliver is about starting a nationwide food revolution, I'm not so sure. Non-cooks may find a number of the recipes overwhelming. I will, however, keep the book handy to reference refined versions of classic dinner dishes.