For more than a decade, British celebrity chef and bestselling cookbook author Jamie Oliver has been peddling his message—that simple food tastes great—as “The Naked Chef.” (His nickname, and the title of his first television series and several cookbooks, is a nod to his uncomplicated recipes, not his lack of attire.)
But Oliver really grabbed America’s attention this past spring when he tackled school lunches and the eating habits of residents of America’s “unhealthiest” city, Huntington, West Virginia, on his Emmy-nominated ABC show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
Oliver’s new book, Jamie’s America (Hyperion), out in November, offers his (sometimes healthier) twists on classic American foods he enjoyed on his four-month stateside road trip. We caught up with the floppy-haired healthy-eating crusader to talk about the show, cooking for his family and Jamie’s vision for making healthy changes stick.
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