Thursday, 16 May 2013

Home Cooking with Jamie Oliver and Philips

I have been lucky enough to be sent the new Jamie Oliver HomeCooker by Phillips .  This new machine is only for sale at John Lewis stores and when I recently saw one I immediately wanted one!

It is made up of a central heating base, a large capacity pot with stirrer and then several more sections to use to cook pasta, steam potatoes and much more. You can cook rice pudding, roast potatoes, goulash, risotto and the list goes on.

The HomeCooker’s PerfectTemp feature and QuickSet timer mean you can also control the heat to perfection and set times up to 99 minutes so you can get on with other things whilst you  meal is stirred and kept at the exact temperature.

I decided to christen the Home Cooker with a ragu sauce for our favourite - tagliatelle.  First of all I prepped all my ingredients such as the onion, celery, peppers.  I am using a large, thick piece of bacon that came in one of those cooking packs of bacon.  For my main meat I am using a pack of Pelham and Talbot cubed chuck steak.  Pelham and Talbot recently send me their casserole box which comprises of 500g of cubed chicken breast, 500g of cubed lamb, 500g of cubed pork and the 500g of cubed chuck steak.  They send this box to you all ready vacuum sealed and ready to put in the freezer.


Next I prepared a vegetable stew hoping to use up all the veggies in the bottom of the fridge including a butternut squash.

Following this I started a simple sauce for the evening's spaghetti.

I love this machine and see me using it for loads and loads of recipes. I will be trying the recipe in the accompanying cookbook for risotto soon too.

There is also a machine that goes with this called the Tower and it slices, dices and shreds straight into the cooking pan.  As soon as I receive one of these I will write about it too.

Many thanks to Phillips for sending me this machine.  You can only purchase it at branches of John Lewis Partnership and it retails for £249.95.


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