Musings . . . .
Jamie Oliver wants to change the way America eats. The British TV chef and restaurateur has made a cable series focusing on changing our menus to be healthier with more fresh vegetables and fruits. Good idea.
He also promotes cutting down on beef portions. Bad idea.
Oliver wants us to cut our deserts especially chocolate cake and other delicacies. Oh the savagery.
There is also a pledge involved where you can join with celebrities to sign an oath to eat healthier and become a community activist on the subject. (seems to be a trend since the last election). Guys, this might be your only connection with Jennifer Aniston since Jen has signed the pledge.
This is all well and good except for a couple of small details. Jamie Oliver is from England which if memory serves has the second worst food in the world. Eretria is first unless you like goat meat. The English cook two ways boil and fry and after a couple thousand years they still don’t have a handle on it. (Please note Oliver does not cook that way, he is an excellent chef and has some great recipes)
The other small detail is England has a population just over 51 million compared to our 309 million. Maybe Oliver should start small in his own back yard. You know, practice a bit before taking on a really big project.
Jamie Oliver really wants to fight obesity in the USA. Great. How about fighting malnutrition in the U.K. first? Have a bowl of Haggis then you will understand my concern.
Here is a tidbit for those folks who want to change Americans eating habits. We not only consume what produce we grow we also import over 80 billion dollars worth of the greens.
Jamie my man I think we are eating our carrots.
As for beef, I will stack up a Painted Hills rib eye or New York against any beef in the world especially those 15 year old dairy cattle they serve in London.
As for the obesity in kids, let’s try something simple. Replace the Twinkies and Ding Dongs with some Painted Hills jerky, turn off the cell phones and laptops and have them go outside and play.