Jamie Oliver's very first task as a chef, years before the tv electronic cameras discovered him, was under Antonio Carluccio's well-known mantle, and he's still enthusiastic about the flavours of Italy - so this all-Italian cookbook, Jamie Cooks Italy, is a natural development for him. Written to accompany an eight-part TELEVISION series that will be shown in the run up to Christmas 2018 and two years in the making, Jamie has actually taken some time to find out the genuine, time-served tastes, techniques and skills of rustic Italian culinary directly from Italian grandmas - at a rate that suited them.Bursting with stunning photography of the food and the landscapes, Jamie's latest family-friendly cookbook will transport you to Italy. Penned in Jamie's usual easy-to-follow style, Jamie Cooks Italy is filled with tasty dishes that offer an excellent mix of quick and easy suppers and slow-cooked weekend feasts - 140 dishes organized in 11 chapters that cover whatever from Basics and Antipasti to Desserts. There are well-known classics like Carbonara with a Jamie Oliver twist, simple daily meals such as Nonna Teresa's pasta or Sausage, Beans and Greens, and indulgent options that make sure to adventure visitors at family occasions and dinner celebrations alike ... Limoncello Tiramisu anyone?Known as 'nonna' to their grandchildren, these venerable Italian ladies absorbed their outstanding cooking understanding from their own mothers and grandmas as they grew up - family dishes were never jotted down and Jamie feared that they 'd be lost if no-one stepped in as the more youthful generations are leading busier lives in the towns and cities, with the same grocery store prepared meal temptations that we're beset by in the UK.All the dishes have a photograph and full nutritional information, so if you're managing an especially healthy diet plan for someone in the family, you can be sure exactly what you're putting on each plate. Viva Italia!Hardback, 408 pages. 140 dishes.