Posts Tagged ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’

And again, I’m in love with Jamie Oliver. On his last episode (104) he coordinated a flash mob to advertise his learning kitchen.

Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDEJR-6paB0

And I’ll continue to wax poetic about his adorable English accent and lisp (and on the latest episode the way he pronounces vitamins <3)

There *may* be a “flash mob society” at ISU…here are some videos of couple flash mobs there


Here be Pirates

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I was flipping through the channels on TV tonight and came across “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

This is a new show so here is an excerpt from the site describing what it’s all about:

Yes, Jamie Oliver is here to start a revolution. The impassioned chef is taking on obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the USA, where our nation’s children are the first generation NOT expected to live as long as their parents. Jamie is inviting viewers to take a stand and change the way America eats, in our home kitchens, schools and workplaces with the thought-provoking new series. In the six-part series, Jamie heads to Huntington, West Virginia. Why? Well, Huntington has been called the unhealthiest city in America. Jamie wants to do something about that. Through his efforts in this one town, he hopes to start a chain reaction of positive change across the country.

Of course, because it involved food, I couldn’t stop watching. It was incredibly disturbing and triggering and fascinating–all at once. [For clarification some of my biggest triggers are unhealthy food, healthy food guidelines, overweight people, people talking about how terrible the obesity “crisis” is in the US]

It was so sad. He quizzed some elementary kids on vegetables and the majority of them didn’t even recognize common ones like tomatoes and potatoes. That makes me really sad.

He went into a school kitchen and was completely shocked at what American school children eat. It was such a familiar scene to me. The trays looked precisely like so many meals I myself have been served, and I might add, never liked.

Jamie showed kids a freshly butchered chicken. He cut all the expensive cuts off and with the remaining bones, skin, and tendons he blended them, added lots of random things, and then actually made chicken nuggets. Honestly I was impressed that that could be done by hand. But the kids, even though they were completely grossed out by the process and the raw materials that went into them, eagerly ate these freshly fried, disgusting nuggets.

I do think this is something that needs to be done in America. I have always vowed that my kids will know what real food is, how to make it, how to grow it, and realize how much better it tastes than fake processed stuff. Seeing this reminded me of all the processed stuff I ate growing up and how much I hated it. Even though I thought sometimes that the kids who always brought lunch were a little strange, every day I think it is more likely that my own children will be them. But they will like their food, they will be healthy.

This show makes me not want to touch any food. Will I continue to watch? Yes. I find it fascinating. And it includes a sexy Englishman with a slight lisp…I’m in love.

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