Books by Jamie Oliver
NPR stories about Jamie Oliver
When British chef Jamie Oliver took a road trip in search of quintessential American food, his biggest discovery was that there was no such thing. He visited American families to gather a diverse and delicious group of recipes that make up his new book, Jamie's America.
This year has yielded a bumper crop of cookbooks for the farmers market regular. Food writer T. Susan Chang has sorted through this bounty to come up with an armload of recommendations — as well as a score of great summer recipes — for the locavore in your life.
"I think it would be wrong to say to America: Have a really drab or boring Christmas, or Thanksgiving meal. Instead, I would try and be clever and look at the weekly budget and just get that turkey working for you." Chef Jamie Oliver offers frugal holiday meal tips.
However you feed your soul, this season's crop of cookbooks, crafted by big-name chefs, food personalities, and just plain good cooks, is sure to please those on your holiday list who take pleasure in preparing good things to eat.