Chatting Up…Jamie Oliver


first_imgWhat five ingredients do you think every student should have in their kitchen cupboard? Salt, olive oil, lemons, a herb box with thyme, rosemary, basil, sage, mint and oregano, and last, but not least, garlic. When was the last time someone cooked for you and was it any good? Gordon Ramsay and it was great. I had white bean soup and loads of truffle dishes. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten and where? Cod semen and sushimi of squid in Japan. What are your favourite vices? Rude and dirty jokes and swearing. If you weren’t a chef, what would you be doing? Definitely something with my hands; maybe I’d be a carpenter. What benefits do you think fame has brought you? The ability to do good things in the world. I’ve been able to set up Fifteen and work with kids, and next year I’m hitting school canteens in deprived wanker areas and showing them to improve their food. It should be a great project. Fame obviously means you can afford to set things up and live the dream, but it’s not as important as you imagine. Why do you think the students at Fifteenhave thrived under your guidance when they clearly struggled in formal education? A lot of love, not in a cheesy way, but in a supportive, fun atmosphere. Without exception I don’t want my students to be anything other than better then me and I believe with guidance and hard work they will be. Getting into television so early on in my life has meant that I can’t do a lot of things, like pack a bag and go travelling, but through them I can relive the excitement as they fulfil their dreams. I love it. Where do you see the charity in ten years time? The bigger picture is really exciting. Hopefully there will be restaurants in three different countries: London, New York and Melbourne. By then 3000 people will have gone through the course and have become qualified chefs. But most importantly, they will be mature chefs cooking in their own kitchens and as Fifteen is nonprofit I hope to be able to give them money towards setting up places of their own. And lastly, Jamie Oliver never leaves the house without… My credit card, mobile phone and leather man.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img read more

COVID-19: Super Eagles player Ahmed Musa speaks on ‘positive’ test


first_imgRelatedPosts Saudi may have enough uranium deposits to make nuclear fuel – Reports Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Nigeria Super Eagles Player, Ahmed Musa, has dismissed claims on social media that he had tested positive for coronavirus.Musa, who plays for Al-Nassr Football Club in Saudi Arabia, described the rumour as fake news on his verified Twitter handle. He tweeted: “Please, ignore any false news about me or my family testing positive to COVID-19.“We are self-isolating for 14 days as we just got in from Saudi Arabia, as the law stipulates.“Stay safe! Maintain social distance.”The Nigeria international also advised Nigerians to avoid fake news.The News Agency of Nigeria reports, quoting a World Health Organisation global figure of coronavirus as at April 20, that Saudi Arabia, from where Musa says he just returned, had 12,772 confirmed cases, 114 deaths and 1,812 patients have recovered from the pandemic. Tags: Ahmed MusaAl-Nassr FCSaudi Arabiasocial mediaSuper Eagleslast_img read more