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Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals


I was having a look through some recent photos taken on my phone and noticed a pattern. Just recently we’ve been cooking a lot of meals from the latest Jamie Oliver book ‘Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals‘ (almost all of it delicious) and I’ve gotten into the habit of photographing our creations.

The idea is you can cook a 3 course meal in just 30 minutes. You see him do it on TV but the reality, as it turns out, is a little bit trickier. You need a good sized kitchen, everything laid out in advance and you don’t tidy up as you go. But with practise it can be done. Anyway, enjoy!

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  1. I have that same book! I loved the jerk chicken, too. Delicious. Couldn’t make any of them in 30 minutes, though.

    Anyway, for food photography, there’s a couple tricks. Things look better when you take them up close (macro, with a shallow depth of focus), at an angle and with natural light and saturated colours. Just some tips!


    • Yeah, the jerk chicken rocks! Still a favourite now!

      Don’t worry, I have a friend who’s a photographer and he’s shown me how to do it – the problem is I’m just too lazy to get my SLR out and end up taking grainy photos with my iPhone. Must try harder! 🙂


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