IGN writes: "Certainly there are plenty gamers out there who could use some help in the kitchen. Disguising that help as a "game" is a pretty brilliant idea -- as long as it's done well. What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver is half interactive cookbook and half food prep game, but neither portion is strong enough to make the title a worthy purchase. The game aspect is terribly unintuitive, and the cookbook doesn't offer anything its physical counterpart can't for cheaper."