Jamie ‘rescues’ unhealthy city
Beneath the sexy exterior that is Jamie Oliver beats a warm, sensitive heart. He’s not just interested in bringing us round to his way of cooking; he genuinely wants to make us healthier.
Tonight, in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, the inspirational f igure behind The Naked Chef ventures to Huntington, W. Va., reportedly “the unhealthiest city in America” — now there’s an idea for a reality show — to show residents how to improve their diets and, as Oliver himself says, “rediscover the sense of pride (and) satisfaction you can get from cooking for the people you love.”
Oliver says he wanted the experience to be “a celebration of what we can achieve when people come together,” though the truth is that, when he tried a similar project in the U. K., he was showered with abuse and had to brace himself against the inevitable hostility and invective. People do so love their burgers ‘ n’ fries.
Oliver is not one to take insult sitting down, however.
“I want to prove that turning around the epidemic of obesity and bad health doesn’t have to be boring or dull in the slightest,” he says.
(9 p.m., ABC, A)
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