By Jamie Oliver
Anyone can eat well on any budget—if they know how to cook. That’s the premise of celeb-chef Jamie Oliver’s new book. The revolution of the book’s title is a food movement called “Pass It On.” It’s aim: Reform junk-food
junkies by teaching them how to cook honest, affordable food and getting them involved in teaching others to cook (that’s the pass it on part). Here, Oliver introduces several of his cooking pupils (who thought they would never, ever learn to cook) and the recipes that changed their lives. While the food is simple fare—curries, fajitas, pastas, roasts, eggs, salads, and veggie dishes—Oliver’s zeal and his students’ delight in their new skills makes it all feel exciting and fun. Beginning cooks will appreciate the clear recipe instructions and step-by-step photos. If you’re already a cook, you’ll be inspired to pass it on.