Jamie Oliver's American Food Revolution

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For this week's conversation about food, we talk with one of the most celebrated chefs and TV personalities in the world: Jamie Oliver. First known to the world as The Naked Chef, Jamie is coming to America for a new TV show on ABC. We ask him how he's trying to get Americans to eat healthier and how food culture differs on this side of the Atlantic.

"Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution" airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on Fridays, and follows his quest to help residents of the unhealthiest town in America – Huntington, West Virgina – to improve their lives by eating better.

Below, Jamie Oliver gives John Hockenberry a quick cooking lesson. 

Guests:

Jamie Oliver

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [6]

Linda Taylor

please be a responsible chef make sure you are not eating endangered fish from our over fished oceans.

Apr. 05 2010 06:50 PM
Yingmay Steele

We really have to start educating them from the very young. As it is, majority of the older generation has already developed numerous health problems from poor eating habbits. So, forget them them to set good examples. United States is the only developed country with this high rate of obseity and illness from poor eating. And we're offended when some one is willing to help our kids? Shame on us.

Mar. 26 2010 04:44 PM
wendy D from Tiverton, RI USA

It's about time!!! Shame on Americans for even allowing Mcdonalds into the schools. Healthy food should be the ONLY alternative..then if kids want to eat junk they have to bring it in..How can we expect them to learn without the nutrition to do so? I don't care what Jamies affiliations, motives, or agendas are..truth is, if it gets us to start feeding kids real food..then I'm all for it. Thank you Jamie!!!

Mar. 26 2010 12:41 PM
Sarah from Nashua, NH

I watched the first of Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution" and was first inspired by his desire to help people, especially children learn to like good food, and second appalled by the attitude of the adults he was working with. Pizza for breakfast, give me a break! And, then to have it for lunch for following day was awful. Let's hope the parents of these children recognize the physical damage that is happening to them and their children by eating worthless food most of the time. I was impressed.
And, I could care less if Jamie is involved with a supermarket in the UK. Maybe that is the only way he can afford to promote his healthy life style. If he were working for Burger King, my attitude would match that of Annie W.

Mar. 25 2010 05:04 PM
Anne W from cambridge, ma

Jamie Oliver's revolution has not gone very well in the UK. According to the most recent reports, the UK has spent around 400million (not 1 billion) on the healthy eating campaign with the hope of a 10% rise (very modest) and have only reached 1% in 5 years. He is also a spokesperson for Sainsburys, a large supermarket chain, which has been criticized for its own business practices that seem adverse to the same campaign. In addition, his philosophy of simple food without embellishment is not new. It has been highlighted for many years by culinary icons in the UK through their restaurants and publications. Ultimately, the healthiest outcome will be ABC's bottom line.

Mar. 24 2010 09:36 AM
Kateri J from New york

I saw the preview of Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution" - it was showing on ABC, back to back with the CSPAN count of the ballots on Health Care Reform. How appropriate! You could mash-up the two programs for a very interesting mix. It made it clear that while providing insurance to all is a necessary first step, improving the healthiness of the way we live is so much more important.

Mar. 24 2010 12:13 AM

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