Jamie Oliver life and biography

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Jamie Oliver biography

Date of birth : 1975-05-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Clavering, Essex, England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-29
Credited as : Chef , media personality The Naked Chef, author

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Jamie Oliver, sometimes known as The Naked Chef, is an English chef, restaurateur and media personality, known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more recently his campaign against the use of processed foods in national schools. He strives to improve unhealthy diets and poor cooking habits in the United Kingdom and the United States. Jamie Oliver's speciality is Italian cuisine, although he has a broad international repertoire.

Jamie Oliver was brought up in Clavering, Essex, England. His parents ran a pub, "The Cricketers", where he used to practice in the kitchen. He was educated at Newport Free Grammar School. He left school at age sixteen without qualifications and went on to attend Westminster Kingsway College, formerly Westminster College. His first job was as a pastry chef at Antonio Carluccio's Neal's Yard restaurant, where he first gained experience of Italian cuisine. Oliver then moved to The River Café, Fulham, as a sous chef, where he was noticed by the BBC in 1997 after making an unscripted appearance in a documentary about the restaurant, "Christmas at the River Cafe". That year, his show The Naked Chef debuted and his cookbook became a number one best-seller in the UK. That same year, Oliver was invited to prepare lunch for then Prime Minister Tony Blair at No. 10 Downing Street.

Books:

Jamie's Red Nose Recipes, ISBN 978-0141041780
Jamie's America, ISBN 978-0718154769
Jamie does... Spain, Italy, Sweden, Morocco, Greece, France, ISBN 978-0718156145
Jamie's 30-minute Meals, ISBN 978-0718154776

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