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This is what Jamie Oliver thinks you should cook for someone you're in love with

Advice and recipes from the world’s greatest lover… of home cooking.

Advice and recipes from the world’s greatest lover… of home cooking

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When Jamie Oliver recently came to the CBC to talk about his latest cookbook, Ultimate Veg: Easy & Delicious Meals for Everyone, we got to ask him some of our big questions about food and life. Like, what do you make when you're cooking for someone you're totally in love with?! 

Cooking for — or with! —  the object of your affection is a big deal. Meghan and Harry got engaged over a roast chicken. Jamie Oliver told us he and his now wife of 20 years also got engaged over a stay-at-home dinner. "I cooked a meal for my girlfriend and I proposed to her," he said, "and when we got married we gave the caterers that recipe and like 150 people had that recipe, and it means a lot. You know that kind of thing — that's about as good as it gets."

If you're about to cook for someone you'd like to have many more meals with, check out his advice for you:

Jamie's expert opinion noted, it's fair to say your crush might love spicy food, or be a vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free... so we suggest finding out about their dietary restrictions and what they like first. Then browse some of Jamie's simple and satisfying recipes, for something you'll love to make with love. 

Beef Stroganoff with Fluffy Rice, Red Onion & Parsley Pickle

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Grilled Steak Ratatouille & Saffron Rice

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Keralan-Style Veggie Curry with Poppadoms, Rice & Minty Yogurt

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Squash & Sausage Risotto with Radicchio, Thyme & Parmesan

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Fettuccine Alfredo

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Veggie Korma with Mock Cauliflower Pilau

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Oozy Cheesy Pasta with Crispy Pangritata

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Sweet Pea Fish Pie

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We've got lots more of Jamie Oliver's recipes for you to browse here.


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