For all my foodie readers, the New York Times magazine was devoted to food this week. It was a little disappointing. Not as meaty as I would like. Yuk. But there were some chicken nuggets in there.
I've been hearing some buzz about Jamie Oliver's upcoming TV show where he goes to the fattest city in America (Huntington, WV) and gives them a food make-over, so I was glad to see an article on him. Oliver is one of my favorite celebrity chefs. He gets very excited by a nice, fresh piece of fish. He's got a fantastic organic garden that he cooks from. He honestly likes food, unlike someone like Rachel Ray who is very adept with a can opener.
Oliver's story is also inspiring, since he has learning disabilities. In fact, he thinks that his ADHD may help him to multi-task.
Do you think people will drive to Huntington, WV just to check out the fat people? Fatty
Oliver says that fast food is to blame for the bumps and humps in this West Virginian town. He teaches the locals how to make simple home-cooked meals. I wish he would get Jonah's school to stop serving mozzarella sticks as a main course for lunch.
An interview with Oliver about the show.
And Doug points us to Yglesias's commentary on this article. A response by Ta-Nehisi Coates.