with Rapini and "Oozy Goozy" cream sauce plus a "glorious roast"of game birds and sausages on polenta.
He has a natural and flowing type of flair for cooking, not to mention a nice-to-hear English accent and some fun and quirky jargon. He is a thrill to watch in his element, whipping up homemade pasta without measuring a thing and making glorious healthy dishes straight from his garden. I do believe that his real mission in life is to educate people about the importance of the role of food in good health. Believe me, I am certain that you will not only tune in, but you will jump on the band wagon for the outrageous and out-of-control problem of obesity in our country, the USA. Jamie's campaign is to tackle the core problems of why obesity related health issues are rampant in the United States, England and in other parts of the world. A strikingly potent and unbelievable segment of the series has Jamie in a school classroom with a group of children, simply displaying a variety of fresh vegetables. Do you know that these kids could NOT name ordinary vegetables when asked . . .? Jamie held up a bunch of tomatoes on the vine
and one boy said, "potato"? They knew "ketchup", but not even the fact that it was made from tomatoes. Another child guessed celery for beets. Yet another could not name a potato. One boy guessed broccoli for cauliflower. Sad. True. Horrifying, actually.
Please, please, take the time to watch Jamie's TED Award Speech on his website and listen to his wish to really make a difference from feeding our kids healthy food in school to educating people about how to cook at home. Sign the petition while you're on Jamie's site and also check out the trailer for his new series. He has so much to say and has already done so much in the way of educating people and donating his time and money to wonderful causes here at home, in England, Australia and other countries as well.
Tune in to ABC on Friday evenings at 8:00 pm CST or Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm CST and join the FOOD REVOLUTION. The show premiered on Friday, March 26th. Please watch and let's all be a part of his mission in whatever way we can! Shop local Farmer's Markets. Grow something in your yard this year. Cook something fun with your kids. Introduce your family to a new vegetable! Hey, whatever works!
You know I love to cook and I love to teach others how to cook and I strongly believe in the importance of healthy food, healthy kids and eating fresh, homemade food as often as possible. I know I am always on a rant about colorful food, eating "green", keeping processed foods to a minimum and so on. I LOVE to share what I know and pass along important information. This is so important, I am obligated and happy and compelled to share it with you.
! Jamie Oliver and his FOOD REVOLUTION
! Healthy food in our schools
! More home cooking
! Food Education
! Many, many, many great meals in our lifetimes...
Love & Passion For What You Believe,
Katie's Passion Kitchen