New Jamie Oliver book 'to bring people together after challenging year'

New Jamie Oliver book 'to bring people together after challenging year'

Jamie Oliver has unveiled his latest book with Penguin Michael Joseph, “inspired by a desire to bring people together to enjoy great food, after a challenging year apart”.  

"Developed throughout successive lockdowns, Together: Memorable Meals, Made Easy is an optimistic and celebratory book that “aims to provide oodles of inspiration and delicious recipe ideas for the special moments and celebrations with friends and family we have all been looking forward to,” the publisher said. It was “inspired by a desire to bring people together to enjoy great food, after a challenging year apart”. 

Together will be published in hardback on 2nd September 2021 retailing at £26, featuring a range of dishes from starters, main dishes, sides and salads, desserts and cocktails “all broken down into the simple, easy to follow steps Jamie is known for”. 

PMJ said: “With 130 brand new recipes, each chapter features a complete menu which can be attempted in full, or dipped into and mixed-up depending on personal tastes and preferences.  

“With recipe methods broken down into ‘Get Ahead’, ‘On the Day’ and ‘To Serve’, Jamie has done all of the planning, so readers can really enjoy the precious time they have with their guests. Whether cooking for two or 15 people, the book offers something for everyone, including tips on adapting recipes for vegetarian and vegan guests, as well as visual inspiration for table dressing and styling. Each chapter is also introduced with an ‘Instagrammable’ menu page, outlining details of the meal, which can be snapped and shared with guests ahead of the day to really get their mouths watering." 

Louise Moore, Penguin Michael Joseph m.d., said: “Who isn’t desperate to share a meal with friends and family they haven’t seen in far too long? And who better to inspire and help us than Jamie. We couldn’t be more excited to publish Together in September.” 

Oliver commented: “Together is a real homage to the great home feast, something I have really missed sharing with friends and family over the past year. So many people find real joy in a shared meal, have rediscovered a love of cooking or perhaps even given it a go for the first time. So this book is all about arming readers with easy recipes for dinner parties, celebrations, special occasions, or just a good old get together with their nearest and dearest. I wanted the recipes to feel like a culinary light at the end of the tunnel, where food can be enjoyed and savoured. This is about giving you an excuse to get the people you love around the table again.”