In this popular book, Jamie proves that, by mastering a few tricks and being organized and focused in the kitchen, it is absolutely possible, and easy, to get a complete meal on the table in the same amount of time you'd normally spend making one dish!
The 50 inspiring meal ideas in this book are exciting, varied and seasonal. They include main course recipes with side dishes as well as puddings and drinks, and are all meals you'll be proud to serve your family and friends.
Jamie has written the recipes in a way that will help you make the most of every single minute in the kitchen. This book is as practical as it is beautiful, showing that with a bit of preparation, the right equipment and some organization, hearty, delicious, quick meals are less than half an hour away. You'll be amazed by what you're able to achieve.
What customers say
South Africa's food pioneer, Ina Paarman, tested one of the recipes:
"In my opinion this is one of Jamie's most user friendly books. He is genuinely serious about inspiring home cooks to be organised and systematic in their working habits and to prepare delicious 'at home' meals in record time." 'Read the full review.
Andy Fenner a.k.a food blogger JamieWho relays his 30 minute cooking experience:
"The book is called Jamie's 30 minute meals and claims that all recipes can be made in 60 minutes or less. Just kidding guys. Guess how long they claim the meals take to prepare? Ding-ding-ding! That's right! 30 MINUTES! The book is very much a step-by-step guide and the photography mirrors this. It isn't Jamie's prettiest book, but the recipes are real, hearty and practical. All qualities that made him the worldwide phenomenon that he is".
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Deelishuss! writer Kamani Pather has this to say:
"Jamie's 30 Minute Meals is a book that has been compiled for people who don't have lots of time or experience in the kitchen but would still like to produce something more than a one dish wonder. What's different about this recipe book is that the method is laid out as an instructional manual, if you will and takes the reader on a step-by-step journey on how to prepare the dishes. As an example, it will start with the chicken, skip to the spinach then go back to the chicken as if a time lapse had occurred. Come to think of it, it's exactly like an episode of the Naked chef, sans cute accent, scooter and Nan named Tiger." Read the full review.
Dax Villanueva, of 'Relax with Dax' and reviewer of all things food in Cape Town:
"This is not your usual cookbook. Each recipe is for a whole meal, mains with sides and a dessert. The recipe is structured so that you work on all the dishes at once, going between them so that you finish all the prep and cooking within 30 minutes." Read the full review.'
TheFoodie writer David Cope shared his (honest) thoughts:
"I realised that I don't cook the way it's outlined here. I don't know who does. I like using recipes as guides, taking combinations of ingredients and flavours and working in what I have on hand to create my own recipe. But if you're a recipe Nazi and actually measure out 1 Tbsp then this won't be a problem. And there are some cracking recipes here".'Read the full review.
Bridget McNulty (food writer and contributer to Fresh Living magazine):
"The book is beautiful, as all Jamie's books are, and laid out in an interesting way ' he tells you what to do blow by blow, instead of recipe by recipe. So you get the risotto going and then start on the salad, toasting the nuts, and then go back to the risotto, then to the cheesecake, then to the mushrooms, then back to the risotto. You get the idea. I like this method, cause I'm a bit of a spaz when it comes to timing things out..." Read the full review.