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Welcome to Jamie's blogger portal! This is where you will find some of the best food writing on the web. From bakers, butchers and fishmongers to nutrition, beer and speciality diets, the whole glorious, wonderful and endless world of food is here waiting to be explored...
Jim Tanfield

Jim is Jamie's Website Editor, and writes, sources and commissions editorial content for JamieOliver.com.

Food Team

A blog run by Jamie's very own team of food experts, detailing everything from seasonal cooking to cooking with kids.

Jamie's Gardener

Pete Wrapson runs and maintains Jamie's garden, and writes beautiful pieces about growing the finest produce possible.


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YouTube sensation SORTEDfood is a team which uses fun and artful culinary exploration to make sense of the fantastic world of food and food trends all around us. Prepare to laugh and learn with them.

Honey Spencer
Honey Spencer

Honey Spencer trained as a sommelier at Fifteen. She now works in Jamie's marketing department but keeps her heart very close to the subject she loves: wine. Honey likes edamame beans, big words and making her friends laugh every time she takes to the kitchen. You can follow her on Instagram at @honeyandvine.

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Aimée Wimbush-Bourque

Aimée Wimbush-Bourque is a Canadian mum to three, an urban homesteader, and the editor of the award-winning blog, Simple Bites.

Meredith Steele
Meredith Steele

Meredith Steele is a food blogger, professional recipe developer, and mom who wears sock monkey slippers. Find her at insockmonkeyslippers.com.

Elana Amsterdam
Elana Amsterdam

Elana Amsterdam is a NY Times Bestselling Author, health advocate, and environmental activist. Strictly grain-free for over a decade, you can find her recipes and health tips at www.elanaspantry.com.

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Ren Behan

Ren Behan is a well-known food writer and mum-of-two based in Hertfordshire in the UK. She grew up in a food-loving Polish household and now writes a popular family-friendly and seasonally-inspired blog at www.renbehan.com. Ren enjoys cooking with her two children, aged 6 and 4.

Kevin Carr
Kevin Carr

A man with a mission - to be the fastest to the circle the globe on foot. Kevin is literally running around the world and needs 8,000 calories every day.

Craft Beer Channel
Craft Beer Channel

Exclusive articles from YouTube's hottest beer fanatics.

Merlin Jobst
Merlin Jobst

Merlin works in editorial for Jamie's online team and really, really likes coffee. He's exploring its growing artisan culture in London - a city groaning under the weight of uninspiring cafe chains. You can follow him on Twitter at @MerlinJobst

Matthew Couchman
Matthew Couchman

Matthew supplies to London's finest restaurants, and you're unlikely find finer fish expertise anywhere.

People We Love
People We Love

A place for our very favourite guest bloggers to throw their thoughts into the pot.

Flour Station
Flour Station

To get up-close-and-personal with artisan bread, look no further than the Flour Station.

Jody Vassallo
Jody Vassallo

Jody Vassallo is a home economist with a passion for inspiring people to cook nourishing meals for themselves and their families. She believes health begins at home using fresh seasonal ingredients combined with a teaspoon of time and a tablespoon of love.

Steve West
Steve West

Steve is a butcher at Jamie's Barbecoa restaurant in central London, and our resident meat expert.

Naked Wines
Naked Wines

This blog is written by the wine geeks at

Read Naked Wines's  blog...

Latest News

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Next week Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube is setting up shop in Old Street Tube Station in East London for a special week of cocktail making.

They will be taking requests from passers by, Twitter and Facebook followers, and a few choice celebrities, then knocking them up throughout the day. To get involved and get your cocktail made just use the hashtag #cocktailrequest to send us a picture of your favourite ingredient, or a scene that you think might inspire our mixologists. They’ll then knock it up and the video uploaded to Drinks Tube as soon as it’s ready.

If we pick your picture not only will you get a mention and a cocktail recipe, we’ll even name the cocktail after you. If you’re in the vicinity you could even come down and watch it being made and filmed – on the day we’ll have lots of special guests, including Simone Caporale, DJ BBQ, Gennaro and Jonny from the Craft Beer Channel.

So get thinking! Jamie will kick things off with a request from where he is on holiday to give you some ideas. And watch this space too, because we’ll be keeping up with all the action.

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We’ve all dreamt of being our own boss and working from home. Or at least, we certainly have.

Well, if you live in the US or UK, we’re offering you the opportunity to do just that, as well as become part of the Jamie Oliver family.

For years, Jamie At Home consultants have been hosting parties all over the place as a way of getting friends together, having some lovely food and drink, and buying some gorgeous home and kitchenware from a wide range of Jamie products. Our consultants sell the kind of equipment that Jamie uses in his kitchen at home and work, from quality knives and handy antipasti planks, to gorgeous teapots and vintage ceramics.

We’re on a recruitment drive to find more lovely consultants to run parties. It’s open to everyone, regardless of experience. In return you’ll get to make friends, try unique products and, of course, earn money for everything you sell.

We’ve got thousands of amazing consultants already signed up, but as part of our mission to spread the word of good food and a better life, we want lots more of you!

For more information click here for the UK and here for the US.

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With every day that passes, the line-up for Jamie’s Big Feastival 2014 gets more and more exciting. The last two years have been off the hook, but this time it’s going to be a real party, because Jamie’s favourite Food Tube stars are going to be cooking up a storm.

As well as Jamie’s mentor Gennaro Contaldo, who has cooked at every Feastival to date, we’ve got DJ BBQ, Cupcake Jemma and former Fifteen apprentice Kerryann Dunlop, all of whom recently released their own Food Tube cookbooks which you can buy here.

Joining them will be My Virgin Kitchen’s heroic home chef, Barry Lewis; the lovely Michela Chiappa of Channel 4 fame; Food Busker John Quilter and, all the way from Argentina, the winner of Jamie’s search for a Food Tube star, Felicitas Pizarro.

big feastival 2014

That’s not all though, because along with all these lovely home-grown talents, we’ve got some world renowned chefs doing demos throughout the weekend. Alongside Jamie himself you’ll be able to see Monica Galetti, sous chef at La Gavroche and star of Masterchef; Ashley Palmer-Watts, head chef at Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner; and, one of our favourite chefs of all time, the double-Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw, who we caught up with at Taste Festival in London, to see just how excited he was about Feastival.

It turns out the thing he was most looking forward to was someone else cooking for a change…

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Well not quite – it’s actually only six years old – but today they release their 50th magazine and they are celebrating in style. The bumper issue is a visual feast of party recipes, show-stopping cakes and envy-inducing travel writing.

Follow Jamie Oliver’s board Celebrating Jamie Magazine on Pinterest.

That said, our favourite piece is Jamie’s nostalgic look back at his birthplace. He’s travelled all over the world but still calls Essex home, and also the home of so much great food. Looking at the evidence, he may well be right.

On top of that, Jamie also has a cook-off with mag editor Andy Harris, and the team explore their favourite 50 chefs, restaurant and foodie destinations before taking a look back at their first 50 issues.

Jamie says: “Well, folks, here we are – issue 50! What a journey it’s been since we first set out to create a magazine celebrating beautiful photography and interesting food stories, while also giving readers content that’s relevant, doable and inspiring. Six years on and I believe we’ve achieved just that.”

From here the magazine can only get better. Andy says: “We’re all really excited about our 50th birthday issue! It feels such a milestone that we also decided to redesign the magazine a bit – adding loads more content and easy recipes and we’ve also started a members club for all new and old subscribers.”

To celebrate their birthday we’ve made the magazine’s birthday cocktail, Sangria Latina, our recipe of the day. So join us and raise a glass to Jamie Magazine!

You can buy the magazine for just £3.99 at WHSmith, supermarkets and leading independent newsagents. Or you could subscribe, or download the award-winning digital edition from iTunes!

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To celebrate the official launch of Drinks Tube, tonight Jamie is presenting a live food and drink extravaganza on the rooftop of one of his restaurants. You can tune in here from 7.30pm BST.

Hosted by Food Tube, Jamie will be joined by all the amazing talent on the channel, including DJ BBQ, Cupcake Jemma and Kerryann Dunlop, who all released their first books with the channel last month. Between them they will be cooking up some serious party food, from bodacious burgers to creamy-topped cupcakes.

But tonight it’s really all about the drinks. We’ve got Simone Caporale whipping up three incredible cocktails, as well as all the other Drinks Tube talent – including Camille, Giuseppe and the Craft Beer Boys.

Because the show is live there are lots of ways you can get involved. We’d love you to tweet to @jamiesfoodtube, @drinkstube or @jamieolivercom with your cocktail name – which you can work out by adding the last fruit you ate to the place you had your first kiss. Jamie’s is Boot-room Mango. Hopefully yours is better, because we’ll have a live stream of your tweets throughout the show!

We also have a very, very exciting competition to tell you about. It’s a secret for now, but if you watch the show all will be revealed!

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There are lots of ways to celebrate the Summer Solstice. You could go to Stonehenge and dance until night falls. You could light a bonfire in Finland. You could do a mock-wedding dance in Brazil.

Or you could stay up late into the light night, reading all the lovely Jamie Magazine articles you’ve just bought – because this weekend they’re offering a year’s subscription to the magazine’s digital edition for just £29.99 on iTunes.

And just in case your first edition doesn’t keep you busy for the longest day of the year, they’re also throwing in last year’s amazing Italian edition and a copy of our seasonal recipe special, Summer Flavours.

This year the digital edition has won a host of awards, including the coveted Digital Magazine Award. Every edition is packed with delicious recipes from Jamie and his favourite chefs, as well as gorgeous photography and travel writing – all in a handy tablet format, so your pages don’t keep turning over by themselves while you’re cooking!

Jamie Magazine editor Andy Harris says: “We’re really proud of the digital edition. It shows off everything that’s good about the magazine. This offer is a great excuse to try the iPad mag in all its glory, especially for overseas users for whom a print subscription ends up being a bit pricey.”

To take advantage of this offer and celebrate the Solstice Jamie style, simply search for Jamie Magazine in iTunes or click here if you’re on you iPad!

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