Jamie’s Ministry of Food

Sunday 5 October 2008

With Britain eating more junk food and ready meals than ever before, the country faces a health crisis. Now, inspired by the wartime Ministry of Food that helped people to make the most of their rations, Jamie Oliver wants to start a food revolution to get people across Britain cooking fresh food again.

Tuesday 7 October 2008

Inspired by the wartime Ministry of Food, Jamie Oliver wants to get a whole town cooking fresh food and change the way the country eats. Jamie’s in Rotherham, where mums defied his school dinners campaign, to see if he can inspire a revolution. But they’re struggling and Jamie’s experiment is in trouble, so he takes his campaign to a Rotherham United match to persuade fans to join his cooking revolution. “Was it worth having to blag one of my Bank Holiday weekends off my wife to get called a fat bastard in front of 7,000 people?” asks Jamie. “That’s debatable, but it’s all for the cause.”

Tuesday 30 September 2008

Inspired by the wartime Ministry of Food that helped people make the most of their rations, Jamie Oliver wants to start a food revolution. He’s travelling to Rotherham – where Julie Critchlow was a “Burger Mum” after defying his school dinners campaign, passing takeaways through playground railings – to see if he can inspire an entire town to get cooking. Jamie quickly discovers that Julie is actually a pretty nifty cook herself, so he recruits her to help him. But Julie is not convinced – and nor are a number of other people he encounters. Has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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