Cooking good food from scratch is a skill that can save you money, keep you healthy, and make you and your family and friends happy. What I've tried to do in this book is pick a whole load of meals that we all love to eat and break them down to make them as simple as possible. There are plenty of clear instructions and step-by-step pictures, so whether you're an accomplished cook or a complete beginner, you'll be able to enjoy cooking and achieve great results in the kitchen.
I heart Jamie Oliver. He is now my new favorite celebrity chef. The work he's doing with his Food Revolution is important and necessary work in this country of super-sized meals and unhealthy relationships with processed foods. I'd love to just give him a big old hug - and then I'd ask him to give something a wazz in the food processor and say oregano for me (or-e-gah-no).
The food in this book looks delicious and is easily accessible for new cooks. I especially loved his basic stew recipe and then the four variations you can add to it to make it completely different (e.g., beef and ale, chicken and white wine, pork and cider, etc.) With this method, you can be inspired to create your own variations.
If you want your kids to have access to healthy, fresh food at school, sign Jamie's Food Revolution petition.