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
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