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Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents' pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Café, where he was famously spotted by a television production company.

His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series. Since then he has set up Fifteen restaurant in London, changed school dinners in the UK and revolutionized home cooking. His charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, seeks to improve people's lives through food.

He writes for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own Jamie Magazine. Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and their children.

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'When I talk about having a 'healthy' approach to food, and eating better, I'm talking about achieving that sense of balance: lots of the good stuff, loads of variety, and the odd indulgence every now and then.'

Jamie Oliver

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Rogue ratatouille risotto

Grilled Mediterranean veg, fragrant basil & tangy goat’s cheese.

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Herby steak & crispy potatoes

Green pesto, juicy mixed-colour tomato salad & crushed pistachios.

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Feta filo turnovers

Fresh marjoram, runny honey & pistachio sprinkle.

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5 Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver – Out Now

Jamie's most popular cookbook goes Mediterranean in this mouth-watering follow-up. 5 Ingredients Mediterranean is everything people loved about the first book, but with the added va-va-voom of basing it on Jamie's lifelong travels around the Med. With over 125 utterly delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, it's about making everyday cooking super-exciting, with minimal fuss - all while transporting you to sunnier climes. https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/5-ingredients-mediterranean-9780241431160

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Jamie Oliver's 5 Ingredients Mediterranean is Out Now

Jamie's most popular cookbook goes Mediterranean in this mouth-watering follow-up. You'll find recipes that empower you to make incredibly delicious food, but without copious amounts of ingredients, long shopping lists or loads of washing up. 65% of the recipes are meat-free or meat-reduced, and all offer big, bold flavour. With chapters on Salads, Soups and Sarnies, Pasta, Veg, Pies and Parcels, Seafood, Fish, Chicken and Duck, Meat and Sweet Things, it will have readers coming back for more, seven days a week. https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/5-ingredients-mediterranean-9780241431160

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What to gift Dad for Father’s Day based on his personality

Give the gift of the perfect book this Father's Day.

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30 Minute tasty crusted cod

Try this free recipe from Jamie's 30 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver.

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Chicken pot pie

Mushrooms and thyme are the heroes in this pie from Jamie Oliver's 5 Ingredients.

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Amalfi lemon tart

A fresh but comforting Italian dessert from Jamie Cooks Italy.

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Classic carbonara

An authentic recipe for the celebrated Italian favourite from Jamie Cooks Italy.

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Minestrone

A fresh soup made with risotto rice and seasonal veg, from Jamie Cooks Italy.

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Salina chicken

A sumptuous, gently-spiced chicken dish from Jamie Cooks Italy.

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Chicken katsu curry

The Japanese classic from Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook – served with coconut rice and zingy pickles.

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Liv Tyler’s prawn dumplings

Delectable dumplings with water chestnuts, ginger and spring onions from Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook.

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Royal pasta dough

A recipe for the silkiest velvety pasta from Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook.

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Goldie Hawn's fettucine alfredo

A heavenly pasta recipe from Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook that’s perfect finished with fresh truffle or nutmeg.

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Tuna fettuccine

Delicious pasta with baby zucchini, cherry tomatoes, pecorino and crushed almonds from Jamie Cooks Italy.

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Amazing veggie chilli

Comforting black rice, zingy crunchy salsa and chilli-rippled yoghurt combine with a delicious veggie chilli for an epic dinner!

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Greens mac ’n’ cheese

This Mac ’N’ Cheese is a tasty combination of leek, broccoli & spinach, with a toasted almond topping.

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Brilliant bhaji burger

With coriander yoghurt, mango chutney, and crunchy poppadom sprinkle. 

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Giant veg rösti

With poached eggs, spinach & peas.

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Chicken noodle stir-fry

With black bean sauce and tenderstem broccoli. 

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Allotment cottage pie

With root veg, porcini mushrooms, marmite & crispy rosemary.

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Crispy salmon tacos

With cajun spice, mango, sweet cherry tomatoes and lime.

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Easiest broccoli quiche

With red pesto-layered filo, Cheddar and cottage cheese.

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My kinda butter chicken

With fragrant spices, tomatoes, cashew butter and yoghurt.

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Jam jar prawn cocktails

With cocktail sauce, avo, tomatoes & crispy pancetta crumbs.

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Tangerine dream cake

A pleasure to make, this cake is joyous served with a cup of tea.

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My sumptuous beef bourguignon

With Burgundy, bacon, button mushrooms & baby onions.

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Harissa Cauliflower Traybake

With peppers & tomatoes, fluffy couscous & mint-rippled yoghurt.

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Cajun Chicken Traybake

Sweet onions & peppers, fluffy rice, yoghurt & rocket

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Smoked Salmon Pasta

Spinach, spring onion, lemon, curds & Parmesan

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Baked Lemon Cheesecake

Buttery Biscoff base, cream cheese & raspberries

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Honey orange traycake

Almonds, vanilla, yoghurt & a kiss of rose water

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Hot chocolate spiked with cinnamon

A warming recipe from Jamie Oliver’s first children’s book ‘Billy and the Giant Adventure’.

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Jamie’s jumbo fish fingers

Try this recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics.

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Jamie’s Italian super-food burgers

Try this free recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics.

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Jamie’s proper chicken nuggets

Try this free recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics.

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Jamie’s chicken fajitas

Try this free recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics.

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Jamie's fruit ice lollies

Loads of super-fun inspiration from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics.

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Jamie's chocolate porridge

Chocolate porridge – how cool is that!

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Jamie's toasted Popeye bread

Try this recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics. Popeye knew what he was doing!

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Jamie's super tuna pasta salad

Try this recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics.

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Jamie's mango teriyaki salmon

Try this recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics.

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Jamie's banoffee Alaska

Take a look at this recipe from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook.

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Jamie's hasselback potatoes

The perfect potato side dish from Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook. 

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Mothership Sunday roast brisket

Try this free recipe from Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver.

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Jamie Oliver’s best noodle salad

Try this stunning recipe from Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver.

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Jamie Oliver’s bombay chicken

Try this stunning recipe from Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver.

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Crazy good pork burger

Treat yourself to this simple dinner from Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients.

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10 sweet and savoury recipes to celebrate World Baking Day

Learn about World Baking Day 2023 and check out delicious recipes to inspire

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Everything you need to know about Jamie Oliver’s new children’s book

Check out some common questions about ‘Billy and the Giant Adventure’.

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Meet the characters from Billy and the Giant Adventure

Learn about the characters from Jamie Oliver's new children's book.

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Billy and the Giant Adventure - Out Now!

One pinch of adventure, a dash of friendship, a sprinkle of mystery and a HUGE spoonful of magic . . . Jamie Oliver, bestselling author and internationally renowned chef, delivers the perfect recipe for a page-turning children's fiction debut! Billy and his friends know that Waterfall Woods is out of bounds; strange things are rumoured to have happened there and no one in their village has ventured past its walls for decades... With magical battles, a long-lost mythical city, fantastical flying machines, epic feasts and one GIANT rescue, get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! www.penguin.co.nz/books/billy-and-the-giant-adventure-9780241637807

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Billy and the Giant Adventure - Pre-order Now!

One pinch of adventure, a dash of friendship, a sprinkle of mystery and a HUGE spoonful of magic . . . Jamie Oliver, bestselling author and internationally renowned chef, delivers the perfect recipe for a page-turning children's fiction debut! Billy and his friends know that Waterfall Woods is out of bounds; strange things are rumoured to have happened there and no one in their village has ventured past its walls for decades... With magical battles, a long-lost mythical city, fantastical flying machines, epic feasts and one GIANT rescue, get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! www.penguin.co.nz/books/billy-and-the-giant-adventure-9780241637807

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Billy and the Giant Adventure by Jamie Oliver

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An Australian Christmas menu for 2022

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From fantastically funny rom-coms to straightforward self-help, these are some of the best books of 2022.

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One by Jamie Oliver

Buy it now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/one-9780241431108 A book to rival 15-Minute Meals and 5 Ingredients in its smart simplicity - a one-pan cookbook from Jamie Quick and easy meals are even simpler when you cook with just one pot, pan or tray. And with each recipe using eight ingredients or fewer, requiring minimal prep (and washing up), they offer maximum convenience. ONE is packed with budget-friendly dishes you can rustle up any time: delicious work from home lunches, quick dinners the whole family will love, meals to get novice cooks started.

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Jamie Oliver is about to publish a middle-grade fiction novel

Jamie Oliver will make his children's fiction debut with Billy and the Giant Adventure, coming April 2023.

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Easy one-pot dinners for the whole family? This book proves it's possible

Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook is full of easy one-pot dinners for the whole family.

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Jamie Oliver explains how his new cookbook will make your life simpler

See what Jamie Oliver has to say about his new book, ONE. Find out where he got the inspiration to create these recipes and the one kitchen item he can’t live without. 

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TOGETHER by Jamie Oliver

Each chapter of Together features a meal, from seasonal feasts to curry nights, with a simple, achievable menu that can be mostly prepped ahead. Grab your copy today: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/together-9780241431177

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Angry bean salad

With warm arrabbiata dressing, chilled baby mozzarella and fresh mint.

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Stuffed curried aubergines

With spiced tamarind & peanut sauce, fresh coriander.

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Veggie pad thai

Jamie Oliver's Veggie Pad Thai is a yummy mix of crispy fried eggs, special tamarind & tofu sauce, with a peanut sprinkle.

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Roasted tomato risotto

Tomato, sweet fennel, crispy thyme, garlic, vermouth and parmesan combine in this delicious risotto recipe from Veg. 

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Jamie Oliver Q&A

With the release of his new cookbook, Veg, Jamie Oliver lets us in on his tips for getting maximum flavour out of veg, must-have equipment and getting kids to eat more vegetables. 

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Dinner planner

Don’t have a second thought about dinner. 

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Spaghetti alla trapanese

Try this free recipe from Jamie’s Italy by Jamie Oliver.

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Peanut butter and jelly brownies

Try this free recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver.

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Pineapple carpaccio

Try this refreshing dessert from Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients. 

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Jamie Cooks Italy by Jamie Oliver

Jamie has travelled around Italy to find the best of fast and slow cooking, Italian style. Enjoy the worlds favourite cuisine in your kitchen at home with Jamie's tried and trusted recipes. Learn more - https://www.penguin.com.au/books/jamie-cooks-italy-9780718187736