After championing the food of cultures around the world, Jamie returns to the land of his birth, and explores the creativity, variety and innovation available in British food and food culture.
Debunking the myth that British food is all about chip butties and junk food, Jamie visits 8 areas of Britain and creates brilliant, totally British recipes using traditional food of the areas, and ethnic food styles that have become so popular.
From Yorkshire puddings with creamy trout and horseradish pate, to curried roast chicken and the quintessial Bakewell tart, Jamie's Great Britain celebrates all that is great about the food of Britain.
Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, Jamie makes the food of the British Isles accessible to all, in his own inimitable Jamie Oliver style.
For him, the heart and soul of real British cooking is food that puts a smile on your face. And that's what he wants to share in the new book: the essence of British food, done properly. Over the years, British food culture has embraced flavours and influences from all the people who came and made Great Britain their home.
The food reflects an open-minded culture as well as the country's beauty. There are over 100 of Jamie's favourite recipes: some are indisputable classics, some are his versions of the classics, some should be classics but just haven't been made famous yet and others he's made up from the great bounty of British produce. Wherever you're from, if you love food this book will offer you a little taste of happiness.