5 Ingredients – Quick Easy Food

5 Ingredients – Quick  Easy Food

Jamie keeps it super-simpleCooking doesn't have to be complicated - that's why Jamie's 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen.It's all about making the journey to good food very, very simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a meal together fast, whether it's finished and on the table in...

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Title:5 Ingredients – Quick Easy Food
Author:Jamie Oliver
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5 Ingredients – Quick Easy Food Reviews

  • Julie Bozza

    I am loving this cookbook. Everything I've tried so far has worked perfectly, and has been delicious and satisfying. The dishes have also been quick and easy and creative, and therefore don't feel like a burden to take on at the wrong end of the working day. They are also (so far!) quite healthy in terms of what I need right now, so that takes some stress out of the whole deal.

    Each recipe does indeed feature five ingredients, no more and no less. I like this straightforward approach to combining

    I am loving this cookbook. Everything I've tried so far has worked perfectly, and has been delicious and satisfying. The dishes have also been quick and easy and creative, and therefore don't feel like a burden to take on at the wrong end of the working day. They are also (so far!) quite healthy in terms of what I need right now, so that takes some stress out of the whole deal.

    Each recipe does indeed feature five ingredients, no more and no less. I like this straightforward approach to combining a few flavours in bold ways.

    There is a slight 'cheat', in that it is assumed you also have five staple ingredients already in the pantry: olive oil for cooking; extra virgin olive oil for dressing; red wine vinegar for cooking and dressing; and sea salt and black pepper for seasoning. Fair enough, and my only complaint is that the relevant ones aren't included in the list of ingredients for the recipes, so you have to read and re-read the very prosy (not step-based) instructions in order to keep track as you go.

    But that's a minor complaint, and not worth knocking off a star for!

  • Adam Webling

    Only having 5 ingredients for each recipe makes this such a simple book to use :)

  • Terri

    I hate to say it, but this may be his best book yet. For me personally, I like the Superfood books the best, but for an alrounder that has appeal to all walks of life, 5 Ingredients is a cracker.

    Just the layout alone is enough to get 4 stars; for its simplicity and its accessibility.

    Photos of the 5 ingredients you need are shown down the side of each recipe and the recipes are not complicated, which is great for a lot of people who don't want to spend hours in the kitchen doing prep before you e

    I hate to say it, but this may be his best book yet. For me personally, I like the Superfood books the best, but for an alrounder that has appeal to all walks of life, 5 Ingredients is a cracker.

    Just the layout alone is enough to get 4 stars; for its simplicity and its accessibility.

    Photos of the 5 ingredients you need are shown down the side of each recipe and the recipes are not complicated, which is great for a lot of people who don't want to spend hours in the kitchen doing prep before you even get to start the recipe. And, let's face it, that is what Oliver's books are usually like. A lot of prep! A lot of processes before you can even start pulling together the final dish! It is exhausting to cook his recipes a lot of the time.

    I got this for myself for Christmas and have already cooked from it. It isn't going to be the only Oliver book I cook from, as sometimes I feel like doing tons of prep beforehand in order to get the better flavoured dish. ie in other Oliver cookbooks he has you making the spice paste, in 5 Ingredients he has you buying the premade spice paste.

    Doing spice mixes, spice pastes and marinades yourself instead of buying them in jars always makes for a nicer meal, but when I am in a hurry or don't want to be slaving over a stove, the 5 Ingredients book will be what I reach for.

  • Nithiya Saher (betweenthecovers_sg)

    Best. Recipe. Book. Ever.

    I'm obsessed with this book! Jamie Oliver knows his ingredients and he knows flavour profiles like no other! With as little as 5 ingredients per dish, I find myself whipping up some pretty tasty stuff!

    The layout of this book is beautiful! I could give 4 stars for the layout alone with the big and bold colours and the easy to understand ingredients list and method for cooking.

    My only gripe with this book is that not all the ingredients are readily

    Best. Recipe. Book. Ever.

    I'm obsessed with this book! Jamie Oliver knows his ingredients and he knows flavour profiles like no other! With as little as 5 ingredients per dish, I find myself whipping up some pretty tasty stuff!

    The layout of this book is beautiful! I could give 4 stars for the layout alone with the big and bold colours and the easy to understand ingredients list and method for cooking.

    My only gripe with this book is that not all the ingredients are readily available in local supermarkets (Singapore) and I have to source for them via redmart online. It would have been useful if Jamie Oliver had included replacements or variants of hard to find ingredients.

    Nevertheless, that doesn't deter from the fact that this book is amazing. It definitely motivates me to cook more as I get easily discouraged by complex recipes with a neverending list of ingredients. This book however is fool-proof and everything in it is simplified and laid out perfectly in a way that even a kitchen klutz like me can understand. Since the dishes are so simplified, you can even put your own spin on it and experiment with additional ingredients!

  • Justin Walshaw

    After the phenomenal success of his blood-thirsty revolution across the antipodes, not to mention the thrill of ten minute meals, Mr Oliver introduces a bold new front in the game of hide and seek:

    5 Ingredients that cannot be found . . . unless you happen to be:

    1. A Russian Oil tycoon.

    2. A dentist registered in Venice Beach.

    3. A former Spice Girl.

    4. All of the above.

  • Adina

    I think this is one of the best Jamie's cookbooks. Perfect for people that would like to have a home cooked dinner/lunch but do not care to spend too much time in the kitchen cooking or, worse, washing dishes. I review cookbooks after I try at least 10 recipes but with this one I probably made more than 20.

    As the name suggests, each recipes uses 5 ingredients (expect for staples such a vinegar, oil, salt, pepper) and are very easy to make. Even though there are so few ingredients there isn't a

    I think this is one of the best Jamie's cookbooks. Perfect for people that would like to have a home cooked dinner/lunch but do not care to spend too much time in the kitchen cooking or, worse, washing dishes. I review cookbooks after I try at least 10 recipes but with this one I probably made more than 20.

    As the name suggests, each recipes uses 5 ingredients (expect for staples such a vinegar, oil, salt, pepper) and are very easy to make. Even though there are so few ingredients there isn't a lack in flavor. Some of the recipes use ready made pesto and other pastes but i would not bother to make them from scratch anyways. Also, the ingredients are mostly easy to find, not many strange ones, only available in specialty stores.

    After being not so thrilled by 15 and 30 minutes meals (better titled 40 min and at least 1h30) this one delivers what the names suggests and more. Lovely, lovely.

    Among my favorite recipes are:

    Harissa Squash Salad

    Crispy Smoked Mackerel

    Lemony Courgette Linguini

    Gnarly Peanut Chicken

    Harissa Chicken Traybake

    Creamy Mustard Chicken

    Smoky Chorizo Salmon

    Epic Rib Eye Steak

    Chickpea Chard Pork

  • Dawnie

    fantastic book with easy recipes and fast to make meals.

    great mixture of different ingredients and ideas!

  • zakeeya

    As with all Jamie's books, the ideas and concepts make this more than just a recipe book. He encourages thinking out of the box, with a focus on good quality ingredients and flavourful herbs. Adding the nutritional information for each dish is also another marvelous way in which Jamie makes us aware of what we're putting into our bodies. As a mother and home-cook, I appreciate this information immensely. I liked this book very much, yet I have one criticism and that is that the ingredients are n

    As with all Jamie's books, the ideas and concepts make this more than just a recipe book. He encourages thinking out of the box, with a focus on good quality ingredients and flavourful herbs. Adding the nutritional information for each dish is also another marvelous way in which Jamie makes us aware of what we're putting into our bodies. As a mother and home-cook, I appreciate this information immensely. I liked this book very much, yet I have one criticism and that is that the ingredients are not easily or widely available everywhere. I am able to substitute some, but then it becomes a whole other dish. So it's not a total fail, because I am still sticking to his basic concept. But I do wish the ingredients in the book were readily available here. In terms of presentation, this book is a winner. It's bright and fresh and the pictures are superb. I particularly like the inclusion of Jamie's 5 kids in the book's dedication, referred to as his 5 favourite ingredients.

  • Monique

    I love the clean, simple format of this cookbook. Its beautifully laid out. The ingredients being pictured along the side of the page looks great and provides a quick way of surveying the products required. A nice little touch is the listing of nutritional information at the bottom of each recipe. My meal planning was made so easy.

    Despite the visual promise of the book, I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the recipes themselves. The instructions were too often vague or confusing to foll

    I love the clean, simple format of this cookbook. Its beautifully laid out. The ingredients being pictured along the side of the page looks great and provides a quick way of surveying the products required. A nice little touch is the listing of nutritional information at the bottom of each recipe. My meal planning was made so easy.

    Despite the visual promise of the book, I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the recipes themselves. The instructions were too often vague or confusing to follow. Cooking terms would be thrown around with no explanation of what they meant. And for a book going for simplicity and ease of cooking, this seemed to work against it.

    My other issue was the lack of flavor in the recipes. I realize using only five ingredients means some things have to be cut back, but if Oliver can say 'use a splash of red wine vinegar' when its not one of the five ingredients, he can give better recommendations for spices and flavorings.

    Another thing that irked me was some of the ingredients the recipes called for. Maybe you can find preserved lemons, rose harissa, or dukkah pretty easily in Britain, but good luck trying to find that shit in a small Canadian city. He doesn't offer any ideas for alternatives, and this makes a lot of the recipes really hard, if not impossible, to replicate.

    If used as a scaffold for creating your meals, this book works well. But a bit of knowledge on spices and flavors is going to be needed to make these recipes work. Personally, I wouldn't recommend the book. It doesn't really deliver on its promise of simple, easy cooking.

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