Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Why Do I love Jamie Oliver?

First of all, allow to tell you my humble beginnings... from a gal that wears swimming goggles, 2 layers of baju and gloves just to fry french fries(!) ....
to a fulltime mommy who can cook myriad of food, western, chinese and even create her own fusion recipes.

I only learnt to cook (really cook ya, not boil water and campak MAGGI)... after graduating. I was unemployed for a year, so staying at home 24hours... I decided to learn to cook. The essence of cooking is actually wanting to learn, experiment... and to feed your love ones. There's nothing technical about it, unless you treat it that way.

Which is why I love Jamie Oliver...

He makes the most intricated cuisine seems easy, peasy.... less intimidating. And it inspires you to try... He doesn't complicate with crazy techniques or odd ingredients... He makes you think, that YOU CAN COOK TOO. Simplicity of his style of cooking is absolutely breathtaking.... and you know the food will turn out delicious.

You can see from the way he cooks, he generously peppers his food with sincere love... for the people he is feeding. He is NOT doing it for the sake of TV show.... like most chef you see locally. There's basically ZERO connection with the audience or camera, nor love... it feels like a mindless lecture.

The other thing I admire and love Jamie Oliver is his support in being a part of the solution in empowering the lesser fortunate society. His restaurant called the Fifteen is powered by the unemployed, under qualified people. They are trained with myriad of culinary skill, and most of them has graduated and even running their own restaurants or working with top class kitchens in Australia and Sydney. How many chef do you see doing their bits for the society? Most are busy with the glitzy and glamourous life to care.












He is also known to be a loving husband and doting father. I have no doubt that this public affection is true and honest.

So, with this, I hope Nia will see how much I really do love Jamie Oliver. ;)

Anyways, if you guys.. (which I know a lot of my friends LOVE him too) would like to have a try at winning Jamie Oliver cookbook, do visit Nia's blog at :

http://niaangel.blogspot.com/2011/11/results-jamie-oliver-giveaway.html

Just follow her blog (you won't regret it, as she has a lot of giveaways and interesting stuff goin on there) and write a post of why do you like Jamie Oliver. More info by watching her video.

Good luck you guys! Sharing is caring!

5 comments:

JQ Lee said...

Thanks for joining the giveaway!! Good luck!!

Uswah said...

waaaa... tak sangke u tak reti masak dulu!!! sebab macam tere gile masak2 semua!

ni yang lagi semangat nak blajo masak ni! hehehe.. i 1st time masok dapo pun lepas spm.. skali tu je.. then lepas kawin baru blajo masak.. sampai skrg tak tere.. nak masak sup pun sejam T_T

Lin Elier said...

Hehehe... kalo la Uswah dapat tgk foto my sister curi amik masa I tgh goreng french fries zaman dolu2... mesti u gelak sakan! My mom rasanya berserah ajer... apa la anak dara dier ni kronik bebenor...
But true... if u r willing learn, experiment..sure buley! Lepas ni,sup szechuan ke, french onion ke....sebelah tgn pon Uswah leh wat ;)

Uswah said...

ape lagi!! publish laa gambo dolu2 tu! hihihihihi

Lin Elier said...

Erghhhh... nightmare korang tgk karang.... gelak tak berenti... lenguh gigi...