Live Jamie Oliver's engagingly smarmy Cockney patois and his unbridled enthusiasm for great food done well would be enough to make this not-even-thirty-year-old chef a success. But on top of that, he can cook. With a number of best-selling cookbooks and television shows, Oliver (a.k.a. the Naked Chef) now takes his show on the road in a special culinary concert captured live at London's Hammersmith Apollo. It's truly a spectacle to behold, with lots of wit, audience participation, and a no-holds-barred performance by Oliver. DVD extras include on-screen recipe cards, an exclusive interview with Oliver, and his short (he was born in '75, after all) but illustrious biography.
Jamie is out in the United States this autumn making his next prime time series for American TV on ABC. It's set in the lovely town of Huntington, West Virginia, which has been called the unhealthiest city in America. But frankly, Huntington has the same kind of problems with bad health, obesity and diet that people have all over the United States, and back home in the UK. Jamie wants to take a look at what kids are eating at school and what families are eating at home. His big challenge will be getting the whole community to rally together and be able to cook with fresh ingredients. He's seen how, with a little bit of confidence, people can quickly start to change the way they eat and live.