Parenting

When Jamie Oliver ad­mit­ted he used a fiery chilli – a Scotch bon­net – to teach his daugh­ter a les­son, he sparked a hot parenting de­bate, says Carol Mid­g­ley

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Chef Jamie Oliver sparks a fiery parenting row with the use of chilli.

Jamie Oliver shared a bizarre parenting tip with his le­gions of fans re­cently. And then, pretty swiftly, he prob­a­bly re­gret­ted it. He re­vealed at the BBC’s Good Food Show in the UK that he gives his chil­dren hot chillies when they mis­be­have and had tricked his 12-year-old daugh­ter Poppy into eat­ing a Scotch bon­net, an es­pe­cially fiery pep­per, after she had “dis­re­spected” him. Oliver then watched, laugh­ing, as the child ran to her mother. The story made head­lines in the UK and sparked an equally fiery de­bate about his parenting tech­niques.

It takes a lot for St Jamie, the world’s wealth­i­est celebrity chef, to dis­please the pub­lic but judg­ing by many on­line re­sponses his choice of dis­ci­pline has made him as

Over shar­ing has got Jamie into hot wa­ter

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