DEATH BY CHOPSTICKS

FRIDAY FICTIONEERSIt’s Friday and time for fiction of 100 words, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields....more

Domestic Jamie Oliver project

I have a new domestic project – I’ve decided to cook my way through one of Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks.  I have quite a few cookbooks but have not been using them as much as I’d like. So I decided to pick a book and cook as many recipes from it as possible....more

Chef and author Jamie Oliver has never read a book?

I know about ghost writing, but I'm still going to ask the question: How can someone who says he's never read a book write a book and run his own magazine?Jamie Oliver - the famous chef who went around the U.S. improving school lunches - told the UK publication "The Independent" that he has never read a book in his life. He said it's because he's dyslexic and bores easily. The one book he started - "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain - never got finished. Jamie says that Anthony came to Britain and kept bugging him for five years - so Jamie finally threw it into a fire....more

Jamie Oliver Talks About Food Revolution Day and Why You Should Participate!

On Saturday, May 19, people all over the world will celebrate the first Food Revolution Day, a day of action designed to help everyone think about where their food comes from, consider making healthier, less-processed choices about what they put in their bodies, and gather together to share those ideas and meals as a community of cooks and eaters committed to eating well. Celebrity chef and food activist Jamie Oliver, who has been working in the United Kingdom and in the United States since 2004 to improve school meals for kids throughout both countries, is using the day to expand awareness about ways to eat well, and why it's so important to do so. I had the opportunity to ask Jamie about his work and about Food Revolution Day—read on to learn more about the bigger picture into which this important day fits, as well as small ways that everyone can take part....more
I second that, "Go Jamie Go!" I think it is a wonderful, wonderful project.   In my own home we ...more

What is not in your fast food hamburger now? Not for the squeamish.

The most disgusting, foul looking material, that before now was actually used in your hamburger is actually being discontinued. Not by federal regulations, but because of what chef Jamie Oliver, The Naked chef, made very clear. The food activist was shocked when he learned that ammonium hydroxide was being used by McDonald's to convert fatty beef off cuts into a beef filler for its burgers in the USA. ...more
Hi Beth:   I am doing an in depth series on my blog site on Lean Finely Trimmed Beef or pink ...more

Mushroom Risotto

Yes you read that right, mushroom risotto. No meat in sight! I am the kind of girl who would have meat with a side dish of meat; I'm not a fan of vegetables and least of all a meal with only vegetables and no meat!But I actually really like this. I think it's because the mushrooms are quite meaty and the whole meal is filling....more

The Culling Fields

I'm taking a stand against my recipe collection. Pop over to my blog Expat Mum and join me....more

It's always been about the parents, Jamie.

I want to love what Jamie Oliver is doing on “Food Revolution.” I really do. We’re on the same team.But I don’t.I was only able to stomach about three episodes of his first season. I think I might make it through the whole series this time, thanks to the opposition Jamie got from the Los Angeles Unified School District.Jamie is wasting his energies on the unmotivated. This made me absolutely crazy in the first season. Why spend so much time on people who really don’t even have the merest interest in the importance of diet and health to quality of life? Taking a morbidly obese, processed food junkie and trying to get him to buy and cook a pasture-raised chicken is absurd. It’s like expecting my kindergartener to read Nietzsche....more

London Eats - Jamie's Italian

London Eats - Jamie's Italian Well it has most certainly been a week of good eating.  So much choice, it is hard to even know where to begin.  A friend working in Canary Wharf suggested Jamie's Italian for our lunch time catch up on Monday.  A fan of Italian and Jamie it all sounded good to me....more