Jamie Oliver: Let Poor Eat Organic Mussels.
As the Void aptly says, Jamie Oliver is the biggest prat on the British telly – a prize for which there is stiff competition.
He has just had a big whinge about people who buy “”The ready meals, the convenience foods” and said this,
He said he wanted to “hug” them and “teleport them to the Sicilian street cleaner who has 25 mussels, 10 cherry tomatoes, and a packet of spaghetti for 60 pence, and knocks out the most amazing pasta”
We would indeed love such a meal – for sixty pence.
In Liddle pasta alone costs 49 pence – Sainsbury’s costs (same product) 95 pence.
Jamie wants people to go to markets.
There is a market in Ipswich and it sells some very good cheap veg and fruit.
But it costs the poor nearly four quid to come from the suburbs by bus – and back -to shop there.
The mussels cost well over two quid a small portion – good stuff no doubt but out of our price range.
Jamie supports his mate Jimmy, who runs a farm just outside Ipswich.
It sells organic this, and organic that, and no doubt organic whatyoumecall it.
It is to say the least not cheap.
Mind you I hear they did some Shakespeare play, The Taming of the Shrew, there a few weeks back.
Jimmy’s Pre-Theatre Dinner, Drinks and Hampers.
Theatre in the Forest Pre-Theatre Dinner Menu
Dinner will be served at 6.15pm prompt
£17.50 per head for 2 Courses
£9.50 for Children
Battered Haddock and Shoe String Fried, served with home-made Tartare sauce
Slow Roasted Shoulder of Pork, served with garlic roasted new potatoes and braised fennel
Farm Hands Salad; a melée of feta, beetroot, couscous and roasted vegetables
Summer Berry Eton Mess
Lemon Posset and Homemade Shortbread
£17.50 – well that’s a hefty chunk out of our JSA.
That’s before you pay for the Theatre ticket.
Just when he’d offended the poor for eating er, poorly, Jamie Oliver now insults another group.
The celebrity chef said British youngsters were “wet” in comparison to their European counterparts, who were “stronger” and “tougher”.
His comments come just a day after he was criticised for remarks he made about the working class diet, citing families who bought large televisions instead of healthy food.