It’s time to hear what Jamie Oliver has to say
20 Years of the Naked Chef: Jamie Bares All airs tonight on Channel 4, looking back on Jamie Oliver’s rise through the Naked Chef, turkey twizzlers, government campaigning for better school dinners, Jamie’s Italian, and the collapse of his restaurant empire. Hosted by Davina McCall alongside Oliver, Jools Oliver, and their children, it promises additional reflection of the breakdown of Jamie’s Italian, which left Jamie Oliver (the brand) owing Jamie Oliver (the chef) millions of pounds. It will also revisit the closure of London restaurant Fifteen, which Oliver has said was the hardest thing to cope with, as well as the obligatory talking heads from Oliver’s meteoric rise. Check back tomorrow for a comprehensive look at what might be the most honest piece of Jamie Oliver media yet, which is on tonight, 21 August, at 8p.m. on Channel 4.
And in other news...
- Great British Bake Off 2019 is around the corner — here’s everything you need to know.
- The noble pudding is enjoying a long overdue renaissance on London dessert menus.
- Trivet, the upcoming London restaurant from two alums of Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-starred Fat Duck, has raided its former employer for two key staff.
- The last kosher restaurant and deli in central London, Reubens, has been saved.
- No deal Brexit food shortages will mess up school dinners, too.
- Buying meat from strangers on Facebook? It’s happening [Mel]
- Gin flavoured to taste like red wine is now available to purchase in the world. [Metro]
- Good tweet:
the way the foodie movement just went & put chefs in charge of ~reforming the food system~ was like putting foot fetish photographers in charge of podiatric surgery— Dr Sarah Taber (@SarahTaber_bww) August 19, 2019
like. they're amazing artists & they do in fact work with feet