I had a brilliant idea a while ago. I thought I’d check out our local online library system to see if they might be a quick resource to take a look at some Jamie Oliver books. Apparently everyone else in the town that I live in had the same idea – every book and dvd on Jamie Oliver was checked out. Some were out until May, some only until late April, but he certainly seems to have been a hit in our county.
I resorted instead to ebay, where I’m bidding on Jamie’s Italy, a cook book by Jamie Oliver. If everything goes well, I’ll be getting it in the mail in about 10 days or so, as it has to cross the entire USA to get here.
I even checked our local Cal State University library – and they didn’t have anything at all. Not really a huge surprise I guess, but perhaps indicative that there is still plenty of change left to happen.
As I was browsing some overviews of his books online, some of them had recipe names that were not great sounding – things like Lamb pie, and fish pie. Apparently, the English are really big on pies.