About a month ago, I gave into my wild and crazy epicurean needs by subscribing to Jamie Oliver’s new magazine. It was quite the investment, especially consider the state of the U.S. dollar, but I love his shows, books and recipes… His casual cooking style makes me feel justified in approaching fancy meals with a ‘what will be will be’ attitude.
Jamie arrived in my mailbox a few days ago and I couldn’t be more pleased with the beautiful book. Sure, it didn’t hurt that this month’s issue was dedicated to America; it felt like a warm welcome. I’ve been savoring a few pretty pages each night, eager to make the newness last as long as possible.
Gosh, that Jamie Oliver is such a cutie. He’s seriously talented too, making the most daring recipes look super easy. In this issue, he visited prime spots across our good ‘ol U.S.A. to meet food fans and taste local culinary delights. The magazine profiled some interesting stuff, from a foreigner’s point of view, like the ease of our unique dessert known as “pie”…
There was a very long article on cocktails. Jamie touted America as the home of the cocktail and offered pages and pages of easy, breezy recipes. Ah, the Cosmopolitan is still so sexy, yet so very “Sex and the City”. The “cosmo” may be a bit of a cliche to some, but it’s our own very special American cliche, thank you!
I still haven’t finished the magazine; I like to take my time with new magazines – read every word, gaze at each picture, understand the philosophy behind each article, in order to ensure I understand Jamie’s perspective. Things I’ve figured out about Jamie:
- He’s still terribly cute.
- He’s not a professional writer, which works for me. He writes more like a very experienced food blogger. I could relate to him and appreciate his tone and generally jolly vibe.
- He’s honest. He talks about bad service frankly, but in the sweetest, most constructive way possible.
- He appreciates America. I think he’d fit in quite well around here permanently. If he wants to visit me, I’d be all for that.