Friday, July 22, 2011

1593 - Jamie's American Roadtrip

If you've read this blog at all you know that I dig Jamie Oliver, I dig his message, him as a person.  Does he come off as "too much" sometimes?  Sure.  Maybe.  But the thing about his shows is that you can tell that this is a man that gives a shit, and furthermore he's not worried about saying what's on his mind, how he's feeling, even if it makes him look stupid and silly sometimes.
This series has him running around American looking for the kind of food that's the backbone of the country and by doing so he learns about the lesser known parts of the country and the lesser known people.  From the Deep South to the immigrants of New York City to the residents of the Navajo Nation, it's a large cross section of people, and of course, food. 
This particular series isn't for animal lovers as you see several killed and butchered.  Any of you meat eaters out there that have a problem with watching this kind of stuff should probably question your interest in eating meat if you can't stomach how it gets to you. 
I know there's a lot of people that love, hate and love to hate, or hate to love Jamie, but I'll continue to watch whatever he's a part of.  I might even get around to picking up one of his cookbooks as well - although I get a sense they are fairly meat based.
Jamie's America: Easy Twists on Great American Classics, and More


Jennifer Bragg said...

I have one of his cookbooks "Cook With Jamie" and there are some great non-meat recipes as well. But my favourite is his Food Revolution cookbook, which I borrowed from the library and copied tons of recipes out of

Jeremy said...

That's brilliant. I never thought to get a cookbook from the library! On it.

Jennifer Bragg said...

I have 4 recipe boxes full of recipes that I copied from cookbooks I borrowed from the library. It's one of my favourite multi-tasking activities while watching TV!