March 25, 2010 by Flora Dawn
Not only do I love food and cooking, I am a big advocate for cooking from scratch and reclaiming a healthy diet. I really think we have an unhealthy obsession in our country right now with frugal, convenience foods.
Everywhere I look, there are articles about how to eat cheaper, quicker meals. These processed foods may save us some time and money, but they are costing us our health. I think we really underestimate how nutritionally poor we eat in this country. There seems to be a major misconception that the only way to eat within a budget, or have meals on the table quickly, is to use processed foods.
You may have heard of Jamie Oliver, sometimes called the “Naked Chef.” He is a British chef who really likes food simple, stripped down (hence the naked part), nutritious, and best of all affordable. Well, he is on a mission to change the way we eat; he’s calling it a Food Revolution.
Much like the Unites States, Great Britain is undergoing an epidemic of diet-related health problems. Oliver is trying to spread the word about how simple and affordable cooking from scratch can be and I couldn’t be happier. Cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be a huge chore and it can be really fun and rewarding for the entire family.
He has a new show on ABC on Friday nights called Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution that I think will be not only informative, but fun as well. The premiere will air this Friday, March 26th. Here is Jamie’s website with recipes, tips, techniques and tons of information; he also has an American site.
If you have never looked at one of Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks or seen him on television before, I can assure you that he is both insightful and witty. I hope that the show is a huge success and that we really can have a Food Revolution in this country.