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Has Jamie Oliver sold his soul?

(170 Posts)
ABaconAndOnionTart Mon 16-Sep-13 20:28:51

Okay, I know this has been done to death but, Jamie Oliver advocates higher welfare meat, and yet is cooking chicken wings in his budget programme. Can't remember seeing free range or organic wings for sale unless attached to the bird! aibu thinking his message is forget the morals to save money?

BoffinMum Mon 16-Sep-13 22:51:29

I have just had a chilling thought.
Do you think One Direction are mere receptacles for his horcruxes?
<shudders>

JustinBsMum Mon 16-Sep-13 22:54:00

Well criticize him for his comments by all means, that's not what's going on here, as per usual.

YouTheCat Mon 16-Sep-13 22:54:59

He's an idiot with no clue what living on a real budget is.

BoffinMum Mon 16-Sep-13 22:55:46

Well, this is MN and not for the faint hearted.

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Mon 16-Sep-13 22:55:50

greenbananas I would agree he's better than most, actually. I liked the Ministry of Food series as he did actually get at the reasons why people like the single mum didn't cook (no supermarket nearby etc). I just wasn't convinced for the bit where I tuned in tonight he was genuinely doing accessible budget food. I hope he can get a better grip on it. I don't think many others are better, as seen by that BBC1 prog (I've forgotten the title) with chefs trying to cook on a benefits budget and failing. I don't like Delia much either and am far from convinced that she lives in the real world.

mignonette Mon 16-Sep-13 22:56:57

Has nothing to do w/ his success and everything to do w/ his thick, lazy and uninformed opinions used to publicise his book to other sympathetic mouth breathers (who will soon be as podgy as him if they eat his food- have you seen the fat content and calories in many of them?)

BoffinMum Mon 16-Sep-13 22:58:13

I have said it before, and I will say it again.

We need state restaurants (like what they called British Restaurants in World War 2) to ensure that those with very little money can get a simple hot meal without paying commercial rates. Or open up student restaurants and office canteens like in Germany, to achieve the same thing.

British Restaurants

scarletforya Mon 16-Sep-13 22:58:35

In fact; Look SEE

Darkesteyes Mon 16-Sep-13 23:06:08

.....my ex OM used to work for a car rental company. Many times his boss stopped him from having a lunch break and kept telling him to grab a sausage roll and a burger on the run.

And judgemental comments like the ones Jamie Oliver made recently just add fuel to the fire and feed on peoples ignorance.

wonders when Jamie Oliver is going to tackle some of these employers as well as schools and judging poor people if hes so bloody concerned...oh wait he is an employer so he wont

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 23:08:23

serins's post has made me very angry.

"On the subject of selling his charitable soul, he put THESE people in a corner of an empty field and gave plum position to a bunch of millionaires who were collecting to build a community shop in their (not very impoverished) village"

these people were isolated and marginalised during Jamie's wank-fest.
This man is utterly loathsome.

ABaconAndOnionTart Mon 16-Sep-13 23:12:05

Green bananas, I cook on a budget because I choose not to eat meat. I am not judging those who do, however JO is always spouting on about free range/organic, but that seems to be by the by with the new programme.

I do cook meat for my family, I tend to look for cheaper cuts that can be slow cooked.

FayeKorgasm Mon 16-Sep-13 23:15:14

Hairy grotter. I think I love you! grin

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 23:21:58

shock at Wand Erection being a receptacle for Jamie's horcruxes!

Chatteringarses Mon 16-Sep-13 23:23:10

Oh, leave him alone you mean lot. Criticise his recipes all you like but J.O. has staked his reputation on trying to improve eating in this country (and in the US) so you really can't say he's just in business to be greedy. Those who are carping about him being out of touch with the real world- I didn't notice any other chef giving a crap about what food our kids eat in schools? No other media chef would be arsed to lobby govt to get children's food onto the political agenda. I just wish JO would do the same for hospital food.
He's also still got his charity training up new chefs who would never get a foot in the door at other celeb chefs' restaurants so I think he is a good 'un.

Darkesteyes Mon 16-Sep-13 23:26:41

If hes so fucking concerned why doesnt he tackle the employers then like i mentioned above.

Christ Scarlet and Itis.. hes even more of a loathsome wanker than i originally thought.

Frizzbonce Mon 16-Sep-13 23:27:30

HairyGrotter grin Are any of the 'Jamie Sandwiches' filled with 'fat-tongue'? Or 'cunt'?

scarletforya Mon 16-Sep-13 23:27:51

Well, just because he accidentally does some good along the way doesn't make him a good 'un!

<shakes pitchfork rabblerousingly>

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 23:28:22

Hello Jools.

Darkesteyes Mon 16-Sep-13 23:30:00

Chattering mignonette has mentioned on previous threads how chefs in Spain are doing a lot in communities but .....MINUS the publicity.

mignonette Mon 16-Sep-13 23:31:18

Go research what the chefs in Spain are doing to combat the intense poverty over there. And without publicity until the New Statesman featured it a few weeks ago. It has been compared to the equivalant of Nigella, Rick Stein, Heston, Delia, Simon Hopkinson and Nigel all giving their time for free and without fanfare.

JO only does these 'measures' to improve his bank balance. Everything has a TV show/book attached to it. Everything. He made millions from supermarkets and his range of processed high salt foods then slags off supermarkets, processed food and those that shop in them and buy these products. He doesn't engage in 'charity' unless he can further his personal brand through it. He is not an altruist nor a philanthropist. JO soon gave up on the lobbying when it got too much like long term commitment and when the TV shows ended.

He is a despicable hypocrite and I am very happy to see how down his book sales are this time. He has insulted too many people this time.

HairyPoppins Mon 16-Sep-13 23:32:19

<tries to guess the other Hairy's old pb login>

mignonette Mon 16-Sep-13 23:32:22

Oh and The Timpson Family have had their own training restaurant for some time now. There are plenty of people doing this without fan fare.

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 23:34:33

We're not criticising his recipes, we are discussing the fact that he is seriously out of touch.

Do calm down, dear.

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 23:39:39

<drunk with power>

Darkesteyes Mon 16-Sep-13 23:42:09

His attitude has affected the sales this time then.

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