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Has Jamie Oliver sold his soul?

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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?

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 22:05:09

Turkey Twizzlers - of course!

YouTheCat Mon 16-Sep-13 22:06:53

I believe it will impart essence of twat to my bolognese.

greenbananas Mon 16-Sep-13 22:06:54

I wish I could afford to have morals when it comes to buying meat.

It's not that I don't care about the animals. But I am permanently skint, and I need to feed my children protein (can't do beans, eggs, dairy products because of allergies).

Those of you who have the money for free-range meat, please do keep on buying it! That will hopefully bring the cost down for the rest of us.

I hope he's sold his soul, the fat tongued cunt

My favourite Mumsnet line this year!


Unexpected Mon 16-Sep-13 22:07:23

i don't really care about Jamie Oliver - he's irrelevant - but I'd love to know what the 15p a portion meal is, OP?

123bucklemyshoe Mon 16-Sep-13 22:08:31

Yes.....& he is selling his budget cooking book fir £26!

ArbitraryUsername Mon 16-Sep-13 22:10:14

I once had to buy a bag of jamie oliver salad in asda (they were out of absolutely everything else, including actual lettuces). It was really, truly awful. 3 leaves of lettuce and half a teaspoon of the world least flavoursome dressing. I would have been better off not bothering at all really.

greenbananas Mon 16-Sep-13 22:11:36

Yes.....& he is selling his budget cooking book for £26!

Words fail me.

DownstairsMixUp Mon 16-Sep-13 22:13:41

HairyGrotter you have literally made me cry with laughter!

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 22:16:32

His mate Andy the Gasman seemed to be under the Imperious Curse in the episode when JO was telling us not to order pizza on a Friday night after a long working week but instead spend fecking ages after you have eaten said pizza clearing up flour and washing the food processor and mixing bowl.

"You make it look so easy Jamie"

Poor bloke looked like he had been lobotomised. He's a horcrux too I reckon.

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 22:21:01

He is selling his "budget" cookbook now because it will be bought by people who are about to send DC off to University.

He said on the web-chat that herbs can be picked from local parks. WTAF?

My DC might be able to buy herbs from ours but they'd be the smokeable type.

YouTheCat Mon 16-Sep-13 22:22:38

I hear those herbs are nice in a brownie. grin

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Mon 16-Sep-13 22:26:50

The '40p a roll' costing for burger buns was a bit mad. Especially as they were saying you can get buns cheaper (so why not buy those, then?)

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 22:28:03

I've "heard" that too funnily enough <cough>

Trouble is, apparently it inspires more hunger, but it's okay because we have Jamie to tell us what to do with leftover salmon so that should sort the munchies out when it's 3 a.m and you're totally skint.

I think he has a horcrux hidden in his wide-screen television.

ABaconAndOnionTart Mon 16-Sep-13 22:28:25

Greenbananas, this is not about the ethics of free range meat, more the ethics or rather hypocrisy and lack of realising what being on a budget actually means of Jamie Oliver.

And jamie Oliver sandwiches! How many flipping horcruxes can he make?

serin Mon 16-Sep-13 22:29:39

We used to be quite fond of him until we went to his Big Feastival. I have never been to a crapper event. We left after one day despite spending over £250 on weekend tickets.

£7 for fisherman's stew, it was served in a small coffee cup and consisted of rubbery squid in a vile over salted red liquid. I am thinking of recreating it for Halloween grin

£7 for a tiny tiny portion of fish and chips that Rick Stein would call a kids portion and charge a hell of a lot less for.

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. But that's a whole new thread. grin

WilsonFrickett Mon 16-Sep-13 22:31:08

You guys are fucking brilliant tonight. Horcruxes made some wee come out.

Fat-tongued cunt grin

imustbepatient Mon 16-Sep-13 22:38:34

For years my DH has called him a fat lipped cunt. He will love this thread. I still remain naively optimistic JO is just going through a git stage. Suspect deep down that my husband is on the money on this one though.

ItIsKnown Mon 16-Sep-13 22:42:05

I reckon the Mockney Tosser has part of his soul in that wanky VW camper van.

A dose of reality having to eat on what a food-bank gives you when you have shit-all equipment or money for electricity might repair his soul somewhat.

BoffinMum Mon 16-Sep-13 22:46:31

I have costed up one of his recipes on my blog.
Austerity Housekeeping
£3.40 a portion.
That's a lorra, lorra dosh and certainly more than we spend on food at the Chateau de Boff.

JustinBsMum Mon 16-Sep-13 22:47:26

Well I don't love this thread because irritating though some might find him he has worked hard to improve the diet of school kids and in the old days with his quirky fun attitude, got my DS into cooking - and I'm sure my DS is not the only one.

All he has done is be a success, which makes him ripe for spiteful comments on MN, as can be seen on many threads.

BoffinMum Mon 16-Sep-13 22:48:39

I think he should stick to being positive and chirpy, as it was his rather nasty criticism of the less fortunate that turned us against him. Plus his pronouncement that he loved One Direction.

WilsonFrickett Mon 16-Sep-13 22:49:59

You're right of course justin. He'll be crying over his gold plated giant fat tongue scraping horcrux tonight.

scarletforya Mon 16-Sep-13 22:50:12

Jamie Oliver is a twat.


He is.

greenbananas Mon 16-Sep-13 22:51:22

Bacon and onion, I realise this isn't about the ethics of free range meat. But how do you cook meat on a budget without using the cheap supermarket stuff?

Maybe he should have abandoned his "get the nation healthy" persona and not have tried to sell a budget cookbook at all (especially for £26!)

I am clearly having a sense of humor failure tonight. Can't comment on the festival, but think Jamie Oliver is more down to earth than many a tv chef, and does more to get the nation cooking real food with relatively simple ingredients.

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