Sunday, August 26, 2007

You Really Need To Know Who British Health Superstar Jamie Oliver Is

UK cooking sensation Jamie Oliver's new book coming October 2, 2007

Although it sometimes feels like an uphill battle in the struggle to help people learn more about healthy eating, the good news is there are people who are actively engaging our culture and bringing this positive message to the masses through the opportunities they have been given. I'm always happy to share about these with you so you can support them in their work.

We seen it from people like George Stella and Blaine Jelus in the United States in recent years. But as their stardom has sadly begun to wane a bit, there is a man from the UK whose influence on healthy cooking remains very strong--it's the "Naked Chef" himself Jamie Oliver!

Americans may not be as familiar with Jamie as the British people are, but he is indeed quite an influential member of the health community. He has a rather unique knack for bringing attention to the growing obesity epidemic and isn't afraid to push the envelope a bit with his antics.

You'll recall I previously blogged about how Jamie put pressure on the British Education Secretary Alan Johnson to remove junk food from school lunch menus (which instigated the creation of his petition campaign) and even put on a fat suit to underscore the health and weight problem of his fellow countrymen.

Jamie Oliver is indeed a man to be reckoned with and to pay attention to because he makes a lot of sense. While not explicitly an advocate of the low-carb lifestyle, he is a big fan of making sure people consume healthy fats like the ones found in avocado oil, for example. This isn't something you hear very often from most of the so-called health "experts" these days.

A prolific writer, Jamie is set to release his new Hyperion book on October 2, 2007 entitled Cook With Jamie: My Guide To Making You A Better Cook which is sure to follow in the bestselling footsteps of his complete collection. I've been trying to secure a blog interview with Jamie for well over a year, but he's a hard man to catch up with.

But now you can SEE him for yourself with his video podcast series on YouTube! As I was starting up my own YouTube video series this past week, I noticed Jamie Oliver had already created some remarkable cooking videos that are PERFECT for anyone who is livin' la vida low-carb. I'll share just a few of them with you now.

Wanna know how to cook the perfect steak every time? Jamie shows you here:

Or how about a delicious salad to go with that steak? Check it out here:

For all you lamb lovers, Jamie has these BBQ grilling tips for you:

And let's not forget about grilling perfect fish every time:

As you can see, you're gonna wanna sign up for Jamie Oliver's YouTube video podcasts so you NEVER miss a single episode of this exciting healthy cooking master chef! He's a bona fide superstar right now and we should support people like him every chance we can get.

He can be reached through his Facebook contact page (although I wouldn't expect a reply necessarily). Let him hear from you if you have any comments or questions about his work and be sure to tell him "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man" Jimmy Moore sent ya! Let him know we'd love to hear more from him in an interview. :D

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Blogger CB said...

Hey, isn't he the Naked Chef? I loved that show when it was on the air!

8/26/2007 7:09 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Yep, CB! As I stated in the column, "it's the 'Naked Chef' himself Jamie Oliver!" Those YouTube videos should bring back some memories for you if you loved his old television show.

8/26/2007 7:20 PM  
Blogger Science4u1959 said...

Hey, odd that this book is only now available in the US. I bought it almost a year ago in Asia. It's a great book, with excellent -haute cuisine- recipies, but not all low-carb. They are, however, easily adopted to a low-carb regimen.

8/26/2007 9:39 PM  
Blogger Sherrie said...

I can't believe you are blogging about Jamie's book :)

I have that book, well I have all his books except one, I love his recipes and he has plenty of low carb ones. I am pretty sure he has a new book coming out soon, for us in Australia I think its released around October, it goes with his new series called At Home With Jamie. In this series he is actually growing pretty much everything himself so its as fresh as you can get, very interesting for those who are into fresh unprocessed foods. Of course he has his own organic gardener and at least 2 kitchens and an outdoor wood oven, oh to be in his shoes!

8/29/2007 9:58 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

He's pretty awesome, isn't he, Sherrie?

8/29/2007 10:07 PM  

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