Once again Jamie Oliver, The
Naked Chef makes his way into your loungeroom with some pukka ideas for some
easy to prepare cooking.
As those of you who might have
read my other reviews would know, I worked as a cook and in hospitality for
many years and it's always interesting to see how other cooks and chefs
present their work for the public. It was with great relief that I noticed
that these recipes are both easy to follow and fun to make.
The great thing is that most of the recipes
cooked in this series don't require measured ingredients as such and my
favourite dish was the sea bream in mushrooms that was actually shown in the
first episode on disc one. Yes, that's right, this is a double disc DVD and
it's full of fun hints and tips for the kitchen.
Oliver makes cooking simple and is
straightforward and forthright about the dishes he provides. I have done a
quick check of some of the dishes he makes, and although in England where
costs would be slightly different, he quite rightly tells viewers when the
ingredients he is using are costly.
The disc looks good and the picture and audio
are well synced. There is not much in the presentation as the action just
takes place in the kitchen, however it's easy to hear what Oliver is saying
and through the extras on the menu, it's also easy to make the dishes that he
prepares on the screen for you.
A feature that comes in handy is that you can
choose a dish that is made in the series, view the ingredients then go to the
section where Jamie actually makes the dish. All up, it's very informative and
easy to follow.
I highly recommend this disc as it's a great
companion to any aspiring cook to try out some new and fun dishes to cook.
The Naked Chef
Series 2 Features
- Pick a dish feature: easy access to recipes and cooking