Fresh Pasta Dough
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Lesson from Jamie Oliver's class

Video time: 22 min

Unlock the secrets of homemade pasta and discover its joy and ritual. Learn Jamie’s fail-safe tips and tricks, and master the basics, such as how to activate the gluten, knead and roll out the dough, and hand-cut 8 different types of pasta.

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Jamie Oliver
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Fresh Pasta Dough
Unlock the secrets of homemade pasta and discover its joy and ritual. Learn Jamie’s fail-safe tips and tricks, and master the basics, such as how to activate the gluten, knead and roll out the dough, and hand-cut 8 different types of pasta.
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Join the Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, in a totally new experience that will change the way you cook, from the very first lesson.

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Teaches his Home Cooking

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This captivating documentary follows the life and career of Jamie Oliver, the internationally renowned celebrity chef and restaurateur. The documentary takes an intimate look at Jamie’s life journey, from his early days cooking in his parents' pub to becoming a global celebrity superstar. It examines Jamie's struggles with dyslexia, his commitment to his family, and his mission to educate people about healthy eating and fight against childhood obesity. Take a rare glimpse inside Jamie's world as he guides you through the places he calls home - London and Essex - and shows how he is changing the world, one plate at a time.

Jamie Oliver, like you’ve never seen him before. Step inside Jamie's world as he shares a lifetime of cooking wisdom. Be inspired to lead a healthier, happier, and more delicious life through the joy of food. Learn the dishes and essential techniques to cook like Jamie at home.Step inside Jamie's mind as he imparts a lifetime of intimate and meaningful cooking wisdom. Go behind the scenes to Jamie's UK home and headquarters to get a full glimpse inside the private life of this iconic celebrity chef, and learn the secrets behind 25 years of his favorite recipes, techniques, and cooking principles.

Unlock the secrets of homemade pasta and discover its joy and ritual. Learn Jamie’s fail-safe tips and tricks, and master the basics, such as how to activate the gluten, knead and roll out the dough, and hand-cut 8 different types of pasta.

Take your pasta-making skills up a notch with Jamie’s classic pasta bianco. Creamy, silky, and delicious, this dish is Italian simplicity at its best. Learn the principles of pasta sauces so that you can expand your pasta repertoire in endless new ways.

Learn how to transform stone fruits into a show-stopping dessert. Jamie uses peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums, but you can use whatever fruit is in season.

Everything you need to know to make the ultimate salad! With Jamie’s guidance, you’ll learn the principles of building crunchy, delicious, and satisfying salads. Discover new ways to combine vegetables, fruits, greens, proteins, cheese, herbs, and toppings, all to achieve true salad greatness.

This classic Italian sauce is both versatile and easy to make. Jamie guides you through the nuances of achieving an intensely flavored homemade pesto. Don’t miss his game-changing secret ingredient.

Jamie teaches you how to max out on flavor with this heart-warming veggie dish, ideal for any day of the week. Learn how to make a nutritious curry from scratch, balance spices, and cook perfectly fluffy rice.

This simple smoked salmon sandwich is Jamie’s ‘favorite sarnie ever’. Jamie meets his friend Max Bergius from London’s renowned Secret Smokehouse to uncover how the best smoked salmon is made. Discover how crème fraîche and a drizzle of lemon changed Jamie’s life.

Jamie’s principle dough recipe unlocks countless bread variations, from pizza to calzone, focaccia to twister bread. Learn how to develop the skills you need to master dough and bake with confidence.

Now that you know how to make Jamie’s principle bread dough, learn his tips and tricks for making pillowy focaccia with a crunchy bottom and a show-stopping pesto twister bread.

An iconic British Sunday roast you’ll want to make again and again. Take a journey through Jamie’s memories to discover the dishes that come together to make an epic feast. Transform your roasts into unforgettable meals by learning how to make the best roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetable sides, classic condiments, and a rich, homemade gravy. Seconds, please!

Give your margarita a Jamie twist by using strawberry jam and fragrant fresh herbs. This refreshing cocktail goes well with a round of pizzas and a group of friends.

Gain the confidence and technique to break down a whole fish at home. Jamie walks you through the skills you need to select, fillet, and prep an entire fish from start to finish. Using salmon to demonstrate, Jamie explains his method to create a variety of serving styles and teaches how to make the most of the trimmings so you can waste less, meal prep, and save money. One fish, endless opportunities.

Tasty, colorful, and full of the good stuff, learn how to prepare pan-seared salmon and seasonal vegetables, couscous, and harissa yogurt in just 10 minutes. Drawing from decades of experience and his own dedicated Nutrition team, Jamie shows you how balanced, healthy eating can be both satisfying and delicious

Take a walk in the woods with Jamie, light a fire, and learn his secrets to making the most luxuriously silky eggs. Experience the sounds in this special ASMR lesson as you discover it’s all in the technique. No instructions, so listen and watch closely!

Indoors or out, unlock the secrets to making the best spaghetti ever. Be bold with humble ingredients and learn how to craft Jamie’s fiery pasta arrabbiata, packed with chilies, anchovies, tomatoes, and garlic. Find out why vodka is the magic ingredient for a game-changing sauce, and how to add a crunchy twist to any pasta dish with a herby pangrattato.

Yes, you can make world-class ravioli at home, and Jamie shows you how. Learn to take your pasta-making to new heights as you color and flavor the dough, roll out your sheets, and prepare a herby ricotta filling with a simple butter sauce. Perfect for weekend cooking with the family, Jamie teaches how a little patience turns into unforgettable meals and memories.

A vegetarian shawarma like you’ve never cooked before. Learn how to marinate and roast humble vegetables, turning them into a total crowd-pleaser. Then, pack the flame-roasted veg onto homemade flatbreads with DIY pickles, tahini-yogurt, dukkah, feta cheese, and fresh herbs.

Jamie gets together with mentor, best friend, and chef Gennaro Contaldo to cook up an Italian classic. Learn how to transform a few ingredients into an unforgettable savory pasta dish, with plenty of tips to get carbonara right every time.

Learn the key principles of pastry making, which can be applied to both sweet and savory pastries. Then, while the dough is resting, Jamie teaches you how to poach chicken for super-tender results, create a sumptuous mashed potato, steam fresh greens, and make an umami-packed gravy. Bring it all together for the best pie, ever.

Push your culinary skills up a level and create incredible pizzas at home using Jamie’s principle bread dough recipe. Jamie shows how to experiment and be creative with his Italian favorite.

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What our students have to say

"Nobody makes Pasta like Jamie, I have been using his recipes since the moment he went on TV and he taught me to cook. this was fabulous thanks."

Jason P.

"Wow...such a joy. I love that Jamie emphasizes the love with which you should make food, with a smile coming through your hands, the way you touch things and mix them...thoughtfully. Thank you so much for a wonderful lesson...almost a sermon! xxx"

Penny J.

"I have a profound appreciation for Jamie Oliver. He inspires me to the core!"

Jennifer L.

"I so wish I could eat this! Both my husband and I are highly intolerant to wheat. I would love to try this and other flour-based recipes but with no wheat. I know it's a big ask, but it would make my world. Thank you :-)"

Catarina C.

"Love this video, such passion and thoughtfulness! Having a desire to put a smile on my guest's face, making this pasta is not a labor, but a joyful gift of love to those who savor this treat. Thank you again for igniting my love of cooking."

Vivian A.

"I enjoyed this class. Listening to Jamie was easy and relaxing and he made me feel like I could make pasta like a professional with no problem. Looking forward to more classes from him."

Julie l.

"Fantastic video class! His passion shines through. I have been making pasta and failing... In this video he explains several key points that I have heretofore been missing including 00-flour PLUS semolina Combo not either or), egg yoks (not whole eggs), when to add water. I'm so inspired. Going to go try again right now!"

Joy b.

"Great tips for left over whites and how to store finished pasta going to make a batch."

Michael s.

"I'd almost forgotten what a joy it is to watch Jamie. I can't wait to try this out with my two boys this week!"

Kris F.

"Great episode! The idea of mixing type 00 flour and semolina is really interesting. Will definitely try that."

Michael M.

"I am so very happy! Jamie has helped me conquer my fear of dough!"

Paul D.

"Hey Jamie, Big thanks for sharing this video. I was engaged and you have made me rethink pasta. Been cooking for years yet still learning and trying new things and old things You certainly have inspired me! I felt that you connect with the audience."

Gregg J.

"Lovely presented and well explained. Looking forward to making it and yes with music and a glass of wine. Thank you."

Claire F.

"Fantastic lesson. I also like the fact that I can skip to specific techniques running through the film ?"

Konrad L.

"I will definitely try making fresh pasta. I have attempted it in the past and it was okay. Jamie’s method gives me many tips."

Sharon g.

"I loved watching Jamie make all of these pastas! He brings such enthusiasm and joy in his presentation."

Cheryl S.

"So many “basic pasta” recipes out there. Jamie’s explanation of the “best” way. Exactly what I was looking for!"

Jon L.

"I have taken two previous pasta classes and this one is completely different! And I love this! Can't wait to try this!"

Ellen P.

"Beautiful! Beautiful! Inspiration! I am so excited to go into the kitchen and pantry and create!"

Shannon B.

"Wow… never made it before. Almost brave enough to try it. Of course, Chef Jaime makes it look so simple…"

Betty H.

"Biggest lesson is the patience I need to have with myself, and clearly the dough."

Vania S.

"So Inspiring. Jamie's confidence is infectious. He makes you want to take the time to make your own homemade pasta"

Milt S.

"I will be trying this tonight. I love your recipes and your method of teaching."

Karen M.

"Beautiful filming, inspiring...I will "do it". Thank you to the original "Naked Chef""

Jennifer U.

"Very instructive, inspiring and fun. Finally the instructions, visible and clear, that will make me cross this bridge and make my home-made pasta!"

Charlotte I.

"Made me feel like I really need to make this and eat it, I normally don't like pasta, but after watching this, I may well start to love it!"

Shane B.

"Excellent, thanks! Love food prep that involves a lot of hands-on. What music is playing in the background? Love that too."

Kathy O.

"Jamie, I joined YesChef because of you, and what a start! Can't wait for the next lessons to go live, thank you, you are genius. Can't wait to have a go at this! Thank you"

Astrid M.

"Genuinely nice, Jamie keeps things amazingly simple, so you truly get excited to execute yourself right away, as the recipe and execution is effortless steps, few, and big payout."

Victor D.

"Excellent lesson. Superbly explained. A master at your craft. Thank you"

Karen C.

"What a wonderful experience to watch! This is my Michelin Star training, I am learning from the best!"

Terrilynne R.

"I love doing things by hand - it's so great to see, start to finish, the traditional method."

Emily E.

"That was awesome! Clear instructions and great examples. Enjoyed the history lesson too! Thank you."

Omar B.

"I have made pasta many times.I can’t wait to have friends over to eat from the garden, mixed with the pasta tomatoes the garlic the oil! Thank you, Jamie."

Bridget G.

"His approach is so simple. Most of us think making fresh pasta is out of the question. The chef laid it out in clear and easy steps to follow. Excellent class."

Gladys T.

"I love all your cooking methods. It is wonderful to see everything you make turns out so magical. It is a joy to watch you prepare your foods!"

Sandra W.

"LOVE the first lesson! Tho't you HAD to have a pasta roller - but this way puts more love in the dish! Thank you, Jamie!"

Vicki H.

"Just stunning. Not only is the teaching crisp and thorough, but Jamie makes the process beautiful."

Katie W.

"Never would have thought making my own pasta was feasible. I also thought I’d skip this lesson in this class. I am Glad I didn’t. My 6 year old and I are going to make some! :)"

Matthew W.

"Jamie always makes it look so easy! Love his style and mostly his food"

Mark B.

"Absolutely loved this! I will be trying to do this very soon, thank you!"

Barbara T.

"I am always nervous of making pasta but I feel more confident about making it! My husband recently had a stroke, so this will be very therapeutic and he will love this as dish with home made pesto."

Ann H.

"Excellent! I always enjoy watching you cook and then practicing myself, or using yours as a jumping-off point!"

Nancy F.

"I love this because he doesn’t just say add the ingredients and mix. Great teacher!"

Justin M.

"Love how Jamie shows the versatility of pasta and how to achieve the various shapes."

Caryl W.

"Jamie! The royal treament.. I love making pasta but have always used a machine to hand roll.. this looks lake a great way to do it! Thank you.. can’t wait to try it out."

Pamela B.

"This is so joyous! I have a group of friends coming for lunch on Sunday, we are making pasta! Thank you Mr. Oliver"

Catherine B.

"Great start to the YesChef series. I always enjoy watching Jamie cook."

Lorraine G.

"Just wonderful to watch, now all I want to do is make pasta. Hope mine tastes as good as yours looks!"

Alison A.

"Love this class. I’ve made fresh pasta for years and this is just a wonderful reminder that simple is best. Can't wait for more classes! Thank you YesChef!"

Stacy K.

"Been looking forward to watching Jamie on YesChef, a great lesson from the word go! Can't wait to put it into practice!"

Ash D.

"Just watched this at work lunch time..Jamie had me smiling the whole time with his enthusiasm of working the dough & making this pasta! Thank you!"

Dironco O.

"Just watched the first pasta lesson, this is a new Jamie. Liked him before to be sure, but this is a real education. Well done all of you at YesChef!"

Edward B.

"So love the pasta class Jamie. Can’t wait to make them all. So inspired!"

Lucinda M.

"Love it. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks Jamie. Simple and effective class."

Diane C.

"Thank you.... I was very interested in the way you explained it. Im going to try the royal pasta however will also try egg free as she loves pasta!"

Michelle G.

"Amazing, have tried several other pasta recipes. Jamie inspired me to leave the pasta maker on the shelf and go at it with the roller it connects you more with the food. Bravo!"

Scott M.

"Enjoy the sparkle in his eyes and the passion in his voice. Very enjoyable first lesson. Thank you!"

Michael P.

"Simply wonderful in so many ways. So glad I signed up. My 11 year old son has made pasta from scratch following along with you Jamie, thank you. "So proud of myself mom." Magic."

Lorna H.

"I have made pasta over the years. You have made it better by making it simply joyful. Thank you."

Mary R.

"Jamie is so charming, and down-to-earth chef! He motivates you to try it on your own!"

Katalin M.

"Jamie makes it easy for anyone to make homemade pasta. I like that I don't have to use "metal" utensils to always roll it out - thank you"

Christine R.

"Jamie's passion for food is so heartfelt - he makes you want to cook and gets you excited to get into the kitchen and create. He is the reason I signed up for YesChef!"

Sharon B.

"I have just made this with my 8 year old son, it was brilliant and he really enjoyed making his own pasta.Thanks!"

Nathan B.

"Absolutely delicious! Made Lobster Raviolis with this recipe! Thank you Jaime for sharing!"

Sandra P.

"Wow, this way of making pasta is so romantic, when they say that life is to enjoy with littles moment, this is one of them. thank you."

Celyne B.

"This has, for the very first time, made me want to try and make my own pasta. Thank you!"

Janet W.

"Wonderful experience. Like Jaimie was in my kitchen talking to just me."

Carol R.

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