Twenty-two cooks (including two children and three couples!) gathered on Wednesday, Oct. 4 to enjoy dishes from Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook. While some of us felt confused by his British-isms (blitzing/smashing/cracking things, setting the broiler on full whack) and we ran into a few tough-to-get ingredients, the food was tasty!
The chef opted to serve these with mashed potatoes instead of the baked potato that Jamie Oliver recommends.
She also found the meat to be surprisingly expensive, contradicting Oliver's suggestion that short ribs are an inexpensive cut.
The chef chose to serve this in a wrap.
The chef chose to serve this over pasta.
He also opted for fresh vegetables instead of the frozen recommended by Oliver.
The chef chose to serve this on its own.
The chef could not find frozen croissants and substituted crescent rolls. She does not recommend this approach.
Rose Guerra reports that frozen croissants are available at Whole Foods.