Delicious, nutritious and super-fast food

Jamie Oliver has always been known for his relaxed cooking style and home-cooked food that everyone can prepare. And this time, in his book Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, he makes food even more accessible.

JAMIE’S 15 MINUTE MEALS 287pp, 995 baht ISBN 978-0-718-15780-7 Available at Asia Books.

Presented with exceptional photographs, the 287-page volume features super-quick, tasty and nutritious food that you can cook at home every day. You do not need to be professional chef to prepare Oliver's dishes. And because they are simple, speedy meals, they are a total joy to eat and perfect for busy people.

The celebrated chef begins the book with tips and techniques for quick meal preparation. Having a wide variety of serving containers, kitchen gadgets, utensils and equipment readily available in your kitchen plus a well-stocked pantry are key to cooking quick meals, while having a well-organised kitchen is also important.

The recipes are neatly categorised into nine parts: chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, pasta, soup and sarnies, vegetables and breakfast.

In the final part of the book, Oliver's head nutritionist Laura Parr gives readers detailed information regarding the amounts of energy, fat, sugar and saturated fat of each dish featured in the book, ensuring they are not just tasty and easy to cook but also nutritionally balanced and good for health.

So if you are a huge fan of this world-renowned chef or are just a cooking aficionado, Jamie's 15 Minute Meals is a must have. Or even if you are not cooking by yourself at home, this book is still a fun read.

Pesto spaghetti, lemon-steamed fish.

Thai chicken laksa, mildly spiced noodle squash broth.

Sizzling beef steak, hoisin prawns and noodle bowls.

Ultimate pork tacos, spicy black beans and avocado garden salad.

A well-organised kitchen is an important ingredient for cooking quick meals.

Avocado on toast four ways.

Falafel wraps, grilled vegetables and salsa.

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Writer: Arusa Pisuthipan
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