CBS plans 3-hour Saturday morning programming block

CBS plans 3-hour Saturday morning programming block

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. television network CBS says it has developed a 3-hour, Saturday morning programming block targeted to 13- to 16-year-old viewers.

Oliver's flagship Ministry of Food is shut down

ROTHERHAM, England, June 29 (UPI) -- Local government officials in England said they shut down celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food over worker safety issues, not the safety of the food.

Nickelodeon knocked for hawking junk food

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. health groups, nutritionists, physicians and other experts called on cable's Nickelodeon and it's parent Viacom to stop hawking junk food to kids.
British dairy farmers block milk plants

British dairy farmers block milk plants

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- A major British milk buyer said Friday it will hike the price it pays dairy farmers, who used tractors to block shipments to supermarkets to protest price cuts.

Jamie Oliver's lunch campaign may backfire

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Celebrity TV chef Jamie Oliver exposed unhealthy food in school lunches, but his efforts may have inadvertently led to worse food, a British official said.

AFA files for bankruptcy due to 'slime'

WILMINGTON, Del., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. meat processing firm AFA Foods Inc. says it has filed for bankruptcy due to a consumer backlash over a product critics call "pink slime."

Beef industry grounds slimy campaign

Public outcry over a meatpacking process intended to make ground beef cheaper, leaner and safer has put the U.S. beef industry on the defensive.
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Times stands by Paltrow ghostwriting story

Times stands by Paltrow ghostwriting story

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- A representative for The New York Times says the newspaper is standing by its story about ghostwriters who pen books for celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow.

Missing chef's body found in London garden

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A man whose body was found in a back garden in South London was identified Monday as a young chef who disappeared in October.

Chef chides gov't on school food standards

LONDON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- TV chef Jamie Oliver has accused Britain's Education Secretary Michael Gove of undermining healthy school food standards.
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Jamie Oliver's eatery destroyed in Birmingham riots

Jamie Oliver's eatery destroyed in Birmingham riots

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver says his Jamie's Italian restaurant in Birmingham, England, was heavily damaged in this week's riots.

Village People opposing TV promotion

LONDON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the Village People said a British TV network is facing a legal battle for a TV promotion featuring the music group's trademarked costumes.

Lumley film to highlight pig mistreatment

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- British actress Joanna Lumley says she re-enacts the alleged mistreatment of pigs on European farms in a forthcoming documentary.
McCartney is to be host of virtual dinner

McCartney is to be host of virtual dinner

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- British rock icon Paul McCartney has agreed to be host of a virtual dinner party to raise money for Adopt-A-Minefield, the charity said.
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Jamie Oliver
British chef Jamie Oliver and wife Jools Oliver attend the British premiere of "Keeping mum" at Vue,Leicester square in London on November 28, 2005. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

James "Jamie" Trevor Oliver, MBE (born 27 May 1975), 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.

In July 2000, Oliver married former model Juliette Norton. The couple met in 1993 and have four children: Poppy Honey Rosie Oliver (born 18 March 2002), Daisy Boo Pamela Oliver (born on 10 April 2003), Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver (born on 3 April 2009) and Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver (born on 2 September 2010). Oliver announced the births of the two youngest children on Twitter. The family live in Clavering, Essex.

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