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(Guardian)   Well done, Jamie Oliver, well done   (theguardian.com) divider line 43
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2013-09-24 10:32:36 AM
I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating. Teaches them what is and is not in the meals they are eating (some of them are hard to call food) and how to prepare the meals for themselves. Not just hand them the meal and hope they eat it.

My only problem is on his tv show he started to try to stop parents from sending lunches with their kids. Sorry as much as I was pulling for him I'll fight him just as hard if he would try to go after parents. Yes it's stupid for a parent to send his daughter to school with just M&Ms for lunch (an example from the show) but as a parent that has a picky eater I can make lunches that are both nutritious and he will eat.

Lucked out on the second kid, he'll eat anything!
 
2013-09-24 11:13:01 AM
So now it's just a smokehouse BBQ?
 
2013-09-24 11:59:17 AM
Boy, Stewart's going to rip him a new one tonight!
 
2013-09-24 12:14:08 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating.


Yeah.  I like the guy too.  I can't stand to watch any of his shows, but he is at least trying to do something positive to help the doughy, diabetes-riddled kids.
 
2013-09-24 12:19:16 PM
And this is why heat-base cooking is overrated, folks.

I'm expecting a huge ceviche backlash from the citrus community.
 
2013-09-24 12:24:11 PM

brap: And this is why heat-base cooking is overrated, folks.

I'm expecting a huge ceviche backlash from the citrus community.


i.huffpost.com

The citrus community frowns on your shenanigans
 
2013-09-24 12:24:47 PM
His mockney accent always annoyed me.
 
2013-09-24 12:25:13 PM
Not wishing to exemplify the stereotype but the British should stick with "boiling" food - not "barbecuing" it.
It's what they know and do best.
 
2013-09-24 12:33:15 PM
I feel like this story -- about a restaurant celebrating fire catching fire itself -- deserved a better headline.

Or at least should have been referenced in an Alanis Morisette song.
 
2013-09-24 12:33:20 PM
Oblig
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2013-09-24 12:33:58 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: some of them are hard to call food)


Not if you buy the right laws.
 
2013-09-24 12:34:21 PM
Well this was over easy, Subby, now your'e cooking.
 
2013-09-24 12:35:18 PM
Someone is letting too much GREASE build up in the extraction system. Did you hear that POSH diners?

GREASE
 
2013-09-24 12:36:09 PM
At this one building I worked at there was a Brazilian BBQ place on the first floor. They were forever having problems with fire there. Twice the building had to be evacuated, because so much smoke filed the building and it was not a small place either. Six floors and a giant atrium, which helped the smoke spread.
 
2013-09-24 12:37:34 PM
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2013-09-24 12:37:38 PM

Matthew Keene: Someone is letting too much GREASE build up in the extraction system. Did you hear that POSH diners?

GREASE


Is that the word?
 
2013-09-24 12:37:44 PM

Vodka Zombie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating.

Yeah.  I like the guy too.  I can't stand to watch any of his shows, but he is at least trying to do something positive to help the doughy, diabetes-riddled kids.


I, too am a fan.  His slur makes it a little difficult to listen to him.  But generally he's really cool.
I kinda felt bad for him in one of those shows where he tried his DAMNDEST to get this one school to swap out their food for healthy alternatives.  The budjet just kicked him back.  And that was a real shame, because he had some really good ideas.

In the end, if I had a choice between eating at his house or Guy Fierri, I would gladly choose Jamie.
 
2013-09-24 12:38:12 PM
I hope Jamie himself was uninjured.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-24 12:39:23 PM

Matthew Keene: Someone is letting too much GREASE build up in the extraction system. Did you hear that POSH diners?

GREASE


We used to run screens through the big behemoth dishwasher. I have no idea how they do it now. A couple of days with no washing and boom out go the lights. But everybody's in a hurry to close and get out.
 
2013-09-24 12:52:53 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lucked out on the second kid, he'll eat anything!


Best kind. My four year old is the same, will eat anything at all. Hell, he happily eats really spicy food (almost as spicy as I will, and I grew up in Asia eating spicy food all the time.)

He's always been this way, too. Only real phase we had was a brief "didn't like mashed-up stuff like potatoes etc.", but it didn't last long at all.
 
2013-09-24 12:56:18 PM
Grumpy Cat: Is that the word?

Everybody knows that the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word!
 
2013-09-24 01:01:05 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating. Teaches them what is and is not in the meals they are eating (some of them are hard to call food) and how to prepare the meals for themselves. Not just hand them the meal and hope they eat it.


I just wish he'd take a scientific approach to it, rather than repeating myths about "fresh, locally grown, organic" meaning "healthy".
 
2013-09-24 01:02:17 PM

oldfarthenry: Not wishing to exemplify the stereotype but the British should stick with "boiling" food - not "barbecuing" it.
It's what they know and do best.



I disagree.  BBQ is uniquely suited to the British:
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2013-09-24 01:03:18 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating.

tries to slap the cheesburgers out of everyone hands and acts like a Fodd MUllah.

FTFY

ts4.mm.bing.net

Chocolate Milk is Man's way of fixing what Nature f*cked up.
 
2013-09-24 01:05:03 PM

Copper Spork: I just wish he'd take a scientific approach to it, rather than repeating myths about "fresh, locally grown, organic" meaning "healthy".


Well you increase your chances a little bit. Wouldn't ya say?

If you actually take the time to find and buy locally odds are you will take the time to figure out what is and is not good for you.

odds are
 
2013-09-24 01:06:48 PM

Copper Spork: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating. Teaches them what is and is not in the meals they are eating (some of them are hard to call food) and how to prepare the meals for themselves. Not just hand them the meal and hope they eat it.

I just wish he'd take a scientific approach to it, rather than repeating myths about "fresh, locally grown, organic" meaning "healthy".


A sense of smugness is good for your health.
 
2013-09-24 01:08:18 PM

PainInTheASP: Boy, Stewart's going to rip him a new one tonight!


I'm looking forward to Colbert's reaction to his Emmy tonight. The after party must've been good because they didn't have a show last night. lol
 
2013-09-24 01:23:24 PM

dabbletech: I disagree.  BBQ is uniquely suited to the British:


You've misspelled "Texas redneck meth addicts".

http://www.austinchronicle.com/food/2007-03-02/451555/
 
2013-09-24 01:25:30 PM
ladysproblems.com
 
2013-09-24 01:29:29 PM

Hobodeluxe: PainInTheASP: Boy, Stewart's going to rip him a new one tonight!

I'm looking forward to Colbert's reaction to his Emmy tonight. The after party must've been good because they didn't have a show last night. lol


Oh... Jon Stewart. I thought you were talking about Jamie Oliver's lover.
yikes...
 
2013-09-24 01:36:44 PM
Why didn't he just beat it out with his big, fat tongue? Another time-wasting call to the emergency services.
 
2013-09-24 01:38:34 PM

gweilo8888: dabbletech: I disagree.  BBQ is uniquely suited to the British:

You've misspelled "Texas redneck meth addicts".

http://www.austinchronicle.com/food/2007-03-02/451555/


I don't think you know what you're talking about, son.

If you want real Texas rednecks, you can just drive in any direction from the center of Austin for about 30 minutes, and easily spot several... but do go ahead and keep tossing those Tennessee rocks inside the Texas glass house. It makes you look pretty cool.
 
2013-09-24 01:48:27 PM

Russ1642: Copper Spork: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating. Teaches them what is and is not in the meals they are eating (some of them are hard to call food) and how to prepare the meals for themselves. Not just hand them the meal and hope they eat it.

I just wish he'd take a scientific approach to it, rather than repeating myths about "fresh, locally grown, organic" meaning "healthy".

A sense of smugness is good for your health.


It's hard to find locally grown pop tarts or McNuggets.
 
2013-09-24 01:48:28 PM

groppet: At this one building I worked at there was a Brazilian BBQ place on the first floor. They were forever having problems with fire there. Twice the building had to be evacuated, because so much smoke filed the building and it was not a small place either. Six floors and a giant atrium, which helped the smoke spread.


Lessee.... That would be the late, lamented "Greenfields" in Rockville MD, N'est-c pas?  Or as we used to
refer to it lovingly: Meatboy (as in "More meat, boy!")

A friend of mine met (and later married) a lovely Brazilian woman over the internet, and he took her there
on their first in person date, and she was so grateful because it was exactly like the restaurants she loved
back home.

They also made a helluva caipareña.
 
2013-09-24 01:53:58 PM

Copper Spork: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like Jamie. He gets in there and tries to educate kids on healthy eating. Teaches them what is and is not in the meals they are eating (some of them are hard to call food) and how to prepare the meals for themselves. Not just hand them the meal and hope they eat it.

I just wish he'd take a scientific approach to it, rather than repeating myths about "fresh, locally grown, organic" meaning "healthy".


The little I've seen of him, he was focusing on the 'fresh, locally grown, and organic' not so much to mean healthy, as to mean "better tasting because it's fresh, cheaper and more controllable because it's locally sourced, and organic is, yeah, just a weasel word meant to mean healthy without committing to it.".

It seems like common sense to say that more vegetables and less high calorie or fried foods will be better for people.  The problem I have with him though is the way he does it.  His attacks are on the people who prepare the food, not on the ones who make the decision.  A given lunchroom will have 3-4 people responsible for preparing and serving food for 200+ people in a 45 minute period.  They have no real say in the meal plan, in the quality of ingredients, or the budget, which is often lean to the point of being miserly.  There's only four methods that are usable with so few people, a large amount of food, and a short time, even if the budget were better:  bake, boil, deep fry, or automatic mixer.  So you get frozen 'pizza' on frenchbread, boiled greenbeans, mashed potato made from a mix, french fries, etc.   

In college, I ran the kitchen for my fraternity for nearly 3 years; I made the menu, I bought the food, I hired the cook, and when necessary, I made the meals and washed the dishes too:  2 cooked meals a day, 4 days a week, plus cooked lunch on Friday.  That was just for ~40 people, outside of special occasions.  It takes a crapload of effort, and I could only do it because I had almost complete control of every step up and down the chain.  Even then, we had high starch/low nutrition foods every once in a while, whether it was because that's what people wanted, or because that's what we had time and budget to do.

I really can't see how his focus on blaming the cooks in public schools is going to help much.  He should be showing up to schoolboard meetings and discussing it with the district or state administrators in long, 4-6 hour meetings 1-2 times a week over 10-12 weeks, mostly rehashing the same data to people who aren't data driven, and include the state comptroller or whomever is ultimately responsible for budgets.  After 2 years or so, I'm sure he can get 4% of his proposed 85% budget increase, and can start providing a fresh parsley sprig on the top of the Sysco-brand mashed potato mix.

I guess that wouldn't make for good tv though.
 
2013-09-24 02:11:56 PM
DjangoStonereaver:

They also made a helluva caipareña.


Caipirinha.

/Portuguese Orthography Grammar Nazi
 
2013-09-24 02:18:22 PM

Carioca: DjangoStonereaver:

They also made a helluva caipareña.


Caipirinha.

/Portuguese Orthography Grammar Nazi


Desculpe.

Eu falo espanhol, não português.

/Obrigado, Traduz Google!
 
2013-09-24 03:05:56 PM
Jaime, you dumbass! That's not how you make a London Broil!
 
2013-09-24 03:44:46 PM

oldfarthenry: Not wishing to exemplify the stereotype but the British should stick with "boiling" food - not "barbecuing" it.
It's what they know and do best.


Fark you - the UK has some excellent restaurants.
 
2013-09-24 04:27:01 PM

ukexpat: oldfarthenry: Not wishing to exemplify the stereotype but the British should stick with "boiling" food - not "barbecuing" it.
It's what they know and do best.

Fark you - the UK has some excellent restaurants.


"Mother India," in Glasgow, makes the best Indian food I've ever eaten.

/Granted, I've never been to India...but I also haven't had all my hepatitis shots.
 
2013-09-24 05:20:14 PM
Oh, bother. Always wanted to try that place, as I heard it was on the Cheapside.

/here all week, veal, waitress...
 
2013-09-24 09:34:57 PM

ukexpat: oldfarthenry: Not wishing to exemplify the stereotype but the British should stick with "boiling" food - not "barbecuing" it.
It's what they know and do best.

Fark you - the UK has some excellent restaurants.


Well, this ain't one of them.   I looked at the menu and those are some poor copies of American culture. Sort of like Mumford & Sons.
 
2013-09-25 12:54:49 AM
If they only modeled his restaurant's sprinkler system after the way his lispy, drooling mouth dowses the food each time he talks while preparing a meal, then there would be no problem..
 
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