Jamie Oliver is delighted to announce a brand new book 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.
“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.” Jamie Oliver
Together will be published by Penguin Michael Joseph in hardback on 2 September 2021, offering a perfectly curated menu for a variety of occasions. This includes everything from starters and show-stopping main dishes to moreish sides and salads, desserts and delectable cocktails, all broken down into the simple, easy to follow steps Jamie is known for.
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. Chapters are inspired by occasions and seasons, such as Autumnal Fare which is perfect for a Halloween get-together, Picnic Love for balmy afternoons with the family, and Brunch Party for lazy weekend mornings with friends.
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 eight 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 RoundHouse says, “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.”
Together: Memorable Meals, Made Easy will be published by Penguin Michael Joseph in hardback and will be available on 2 September 2021, with an RRP of £26.