Jamie Oliver Wants You To Learn Ten Recipes

By Laura Moncur @ 9:32 am — Filed under:

Here is an amazing video from Jamie Oliver. At first, I was kind of bugged by him because he spent the first fifteen minutes trying to scare us about obesity. In fact, when he started showing the pictures of fat people in West Virginia, I was ready to just nix the whole video because it seemed like a useless scare tactic, and I REALLY didn’t need to see the wheelbarrow of sugar cubes. You stack up five years of ANYTHING, it looks like a lot, plus, if you notice, he had taped up the bottom of the wheelbarrow to make it look more full than it actually was.

If you feel like you already KNOW that we need to lose weight, fast forward to the 14:18 mark to spare yourself from the piousness of the beginning.

If you do like he suggested and learn to cook ten healthy recipes, that is enough variety to keep you from getting bored. He also suggested that people teach their children and friends how to cook these healthy recipes and these things will escalate to the entire nation. It’s a great idea and Jamie Oliver is on the right track. I find it ironic, however, that the next video on YouTube with Jamie Oliver is for Parmesan Chicken.

After watching, it looks like that piece of chicken has about as many calories as a typical hamburger. He put so much cheese and prosciutto on the large chicken breast that the fat content is about as high as a hamburger as well (and that was BEFORE he cooked it in oil). He added salt with the cheese and herbs and then put even MORE salt on while it was cooking. I understand that fresh food is better than fast food, but that recipe for Parmesan Chicken is no better than a McDonald’s chicken sandwich. Considering how many fingers he pointed at Main Street, school, home and even the workplace, he should have pointed a finger or two at himself.

Video via: nakedjen: When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and it is all one.


3 Responses to “Jamie Oliver Wants You To Learn Ten Recipes”

  1. Jess Says:

    If you feel inspired by Jamie’s campaign, he has created an online petition, promoting healthy food for children, that he will present to the White House. You can find the petition here: http://www.jamiesfoodrevolution.com/petition. Pass it along!

  2. Al Says:

    He was making a good point about fresh home cooking.

  3. Bob Homes Says:

    “it seemed like a useless scare tactic, and I REALLY didn’t need to see the wheelbarrow of sugar cubes.”

    Welcome to every news story about obesity: shots of obese people from the neck down in slow motion.

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