The Naked Chef RVed across America


The television series, “Jamie’s American Road Trip” featuring England’s ‘The Naked Chef,’ Jamie Oliver, begins airing on Sept. 1, 2009, in the UK.

The 34 year-old multi-media cooking personality took a cuisine tour across the United States in a motorhome to film the upcoming six-part television series.

It was not Oliver’s first RV experience. He frequently uses motorhomes when researching and producing his TV shows.

According to a recent article by Lucas Hollweg in The (United Kingdom) Sunday Times: “(Jamie’s American Road Trip) is more than just food tourism. There’s a poignant sense of the link between food and community, between what we eat and who we are.”

In each episode Oliver explores “the food, local hang-outs and people of places as diverse as the immigrant communities in New York’s Queens district where Jamie helps to serve food on the streets in the bitter East Coast winter; the hurricane-struck residents of Louisiana, still trying to rebuild years after Katrina; and the Navajo Indians of Arizona, who are desperately fighting to keep their food culture alive,” states Oliver’s Web site.

For those of us unable to view the TV series, there is an accompanying book, “Jamie’s America,” due to be published on Sept. 3.

And, it appears that Oliver will soon become better known to us on this side of the pond, according to The Sunday Times. “He is about to start work on a series for the US network ABC, which aims to do for American eating habits what he did here (UK) with Ministry of Food. The healthy-eating message is still clearly top of his agenda.”

Photos: Jamie

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