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Jamie Oliver Books In Order

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Publication Order of Cookbooks

The Naked Chef (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Naked Chef Takes Off (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return Of The Naked Chef (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy Days with the Naked Chef (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Kitchen. Jamie Oliver (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Funky Food For Comic Relief (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Dinners. Jamie Oliver (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Italy. Jamie Oliver (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something for the Weekend (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Little Book of Big Treats (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Ministry of Food (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cook Your Way to the Good Life (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Red Nose Recipes (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cook with Jamie (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie Does... (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's 30-Minute Meals (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's America (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie Oliver's Meals in Minutes (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Food Revolution (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Monster Bake Sale (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie Oliver's Great Britain (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Save With Jamie (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie's Comfort Food (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everyday Super Food (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super Food Family Classics (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
5 Ingredients (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Cookbook (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
5 Ingredients - Quick Easy Food (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friday Night Feast Cookbook (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamie Cooks Italy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Veg (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
5 Ingredients Mediterranean (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Midnight Feast(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jamie Oliver is a renowned British Chef and television personality. Best known for ‘The Naked Chef’ Television show, Jamie is passionate about getting school children to eat healthy meals.


Jamie Oliver was born in 1975 in the village of Clavering to Trevor and Sally Oliver. The chef’s parents ran ‘The Cricketers’, a blend of a restaurant and a pub that gave the chef his first cooking job.

Jamie was always in the kitchen putting meals together with his parents. A student of Newport Free Grammar School, the first sign that Jamie Oliver would take the cooking route came when he decided to attend the Westminster Catering College.

The chef used the qualifications he garnered from the institute to go to France. There he continued to build his brand even as he grew his culinary skills. One of the chef’s more notable experiences was working at Antonio Carluccio’s Neal Street restaurant. A pastry chef at the time, the gig connected Jamie to Gennaro Contaldo who became his mentor.

The two have been friends ever since and have worked with and for one another on numerous occasions. Eventually turning his attention to ‘The River Café’ in Fulham, while Jamie Oliver had been doing amazing work in the kitchen, it wasn’t until the BBC discovered him in 1997 that his star began to truly shine.

The chef was recruited to participate in a documentary about the River Café. His skills and personality made an impression and it wasn’t long before ‘The Naked Chef’, Jamie’s most popular show, was created and offered to him.

Jamie took to the show with fervor. He was tasked with taking sophisticated cooking and breaking it down for the layperson. Even with the numerous cooking shows on television at the time, Jamie’s program stood out because the author was not only hands-on in his approach and simplistic in the cooking techniques he deployed but Jamie manifested a laid-back attitude that made him endearing to audiences.

Less than two years later, ‘The Naked Chef’ was exported to the United States. It was sold alongside its literary counterpart, a book that became a bestseller almost overnight.

Additional ‘Naked Chef’ shows were filmed, accompanied by their respective literary tie-ins and, in no time at all, Jamie Oliver was the biggest name in cooking on television.

After doing a couple of variations of his cooking shows, Jamie decided to dedicate his time to teaching. This meant opening up a training restaurant and bringing young chefs onboard.

While Jamie initiated the project with the intention of giving back to the people, he also took advantage of his star power by filming the process of setting up his restaurant and the training schemes he would use.

The show he produced was a big hit and Jamie was able to export it to various countries, not to mention the books he wrote to accompany each series. ‘Jamie’s Kitchen’, as the author called it, has been the source of many accolades for Jamie.

Professionals in the industry believe that Jamie Oliver has done more than most to grow the field of cooking.

After taking a couple of years to become an established chef and to then build his celebrity status on television, Jamie was finally able to turn his attention to his passion: nutrition in schools.

Jamie has always been outspoken on the issue of school lunches. It is his goal to get teachers and schools to make more of an effort to give their students healthy meals. Jamie took a drastic step to make his dream happen by launching ‘Feed Me better’’ in the early 2000s.

The campaign gathered the support of parents and collected signatures that Jamie used to convince the British government to inject over five hundred million pounds into a process that would see school meals improve.

In typical Jamie Oliver fashion, the chef took the results of his hard work into the living rooms of viewers by filming the government’s efforts to reform school meals. The outcry ‘Jamie’s School Dinners’ drew from the British population drove the government to pour even more money into the school meals system.

Jamie’s efforts to spread the message of nutritional meals did not stop with schools. The Chef joined forces with a supermarket in the United Kingdom and began helping them improve the quality of their food.

Jamie Oliver has always been outspoken about the dangers that the poor quality of supermarket foods and ingredients pose.

Interestingly enough, because of all his rhetoric about healthy eating, Jamie has been known to garner criticism from people who think he is out of touch with the real world. Jamie has always argued that nutritional meals are far cheaper than what most people in the UK eat and that poor people in the country could save on food costs if they just went the nutritional route.

However, many people came out and contradicted Jamie’s assertion that the foods he was promoting were cheap. The chef also contended with a backlash against his nutritional meals campaign in schools, with some parents showing so much disdain for the food he was serving their children they went out of their way to sneak junk food into school.

Jamie Oliver is married to Juliet Norton. The family has six children.

+Cook with Jamie

Jamie Oliver has nothing but high praise this book, mostly because he believes it to be the best one he has ever written. The book is a guide. Within its pages are numerous recipes from Jamie designed to transform a family’s eating habits.

Jamie not only tells readers how they can cook delicious meals but he gives them a detailed analysis of all the equipment they could invest in to transform their kitchen.

Jamie, as always, endeavors to keep his readers away from processed food, encouraging the consumption of healthy, wholesome meals.

+The Naked Chef

The Naked Chef is considered by many to be Jamie Oliver’s first noteworthy literary debut. The book introduces readers to the young chef’s unique brand of cooking. The cookbook is filled to the brim with delicious recipes that have been stripped down to their essentials so that anyone, professional or layman, can put them into practice.

This book essentially takes readers back to Jamie’s beginnings as a talented chef trying to make it in the business.

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