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Jamie Oliver says his new cookbook is the 'most approachable' yet

The celebrity chef's latest book will be released in September

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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Jamie Oliver has promised that his new cookbook will appeal to confident cooks and beginners alike thanks to its premise of creating "quick and easy" meals from just five ingredients. The celebrity chef announced the release of the new book in May, and said at the weekend that since receiving the first copy he is confident that it is his "most approachable" cookbook yet.

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Sharing a photo of the cover on Instagram on Sunday, Jamie told his six million followers: "Writing this book has been a really surprising experience without doubt my most approachable cook book yet I think really for total beginners and confident cooks. My brief to myself was yeah minimal ingredients and big flavour so 5 was the magic number. Quick and easy as that's what most of you guys want, but really what this book became was a wonderful master class in restraint, less shopping! And time and space to master new techniques."

Jamie Oliver's new cookbook will be released in September

He added: "If the feedback from the many recipe testers and TV crew is anything to go by I think this book could have a good chance to really move a wider range of people's cooking on in a sure fire way fingers crossed."

RECIPE: Jamie Oliver's Mega veggie burgers with garden salad & basil dressing

Jamie's new cookbook is called 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food, and the father-of-five previously said it was focused on creating "no fuss, budget friendly meals made with just 5 ingredients." The book will be released on 7 September and includes over 130 recipes that all feature just five key ingredients that ensure meals are quick and easy to prepare – perfect for busy parents who are hoping to cook quick and nutritious meals for their families.

Jamie's new cookbook is ideal for total beginners and confident cooks alike

A synopsis for the book reveals it includes recipes such as Roast tikka chicken and Crazy simple fish pie, and reveals that each recipe will include a visual ingredient guide, a short and easy-to-follow method and nutritional information.

It's no wonder the celebrity chef is keen to focus on quick and effortless meals; Jamie has his hands full with the five children he shares with wife Jools, and no doubt wants to spend less time in the kitchen and more time relaxing with his brood including the newest addition to the family, baby River Rocket.

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