There’s a strong sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from cooking your own meals; from taking ingredients and combining them to create eye-catching and mouth-watering dishes that can please you and your family and friends. The only problem: For many of us, cooking looks so complex and frustrating that it doesn’t seem worth our time.
Live Jamie Oliver's engagingly smarmy Cockney patois and his unbridled enthusiasm for great food done well would be enough to make this not-even-thirty-year-old chef a success. But on top of that, he can cook. With a number of best-selling cookbooks and television shows, Oliver (a.k.a. the Naked Chef) now takes his show on the road in a special culinary concert captured live at London's Hammersmith Apollo. It's truly a spectacle to behold, with lots of wit, audience participation, and a no-holds-barred performance by Oliver. DVD extras include on-screen recipe cards, an exclusive interview with Oliver, and his short (he was born in '75, after all) but illustrious biography.
The area around the Mediterranean Sea is rich with natural beauty and has a fascinating history and culture. With its mild climate and fertile soil, this region produces a wealth of fresh grains, fruits and vegetables, while its coastline offers plenty of fresh seafood. Each of the more the 15 countries in this area offer their own unique dishes and traditions, resulting in a varied and delightful cuisine.