Ever since working at the River Cafe for Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, Jamie Oliver has had a serious passion for Italian food.
Now, ten years later, Italy and its wonderful flavours continue to have a major influence on his food and cooking.
In Jamie's Italy, Jamie travels this famously gastronomic country paying homage to the classic dishes of each region and searching for new ideas to bring home.
The result is a sensational collection of Italian recipes, old and new, that will ensure Italy's influence reaches us all.
On the menu is an array of magical ingredients and Mediterranean flavours all combined in Jamie's inimitable way.
From Parma ham to Parmesan, from pannetone to panzanella, Jamie's new book will transport you to Italy or at least bring Italy home to you.
S 2006 British Book Awards: Book of the Year