Around the Internet Kitchen: The Revolution
I have kind of a man-crush on Jamie Oliver. It’s not just that he cooks good food and campaigns for real food, but he also seems like a genuinely cool guy – someone I’d want to have a pint with – and look at that dreamy stare!
So I’ve been very excited about his new show Food Revolution where he tries to turn a town in West Virginia into a healthy food epicenter by starting with the children. Fix the children in Huntington, West Virginia and you can fix the parents in Huntington, West Virginia and you can fix the world.
And you know what? I think he’s onto something. This might be a shock to you, but I don’t spend a huge amount of time (zero hours a week) in an elementary school, and I really had no idea what the kids are being fed these days. I have to say, I’m fairly shocked. Everything is breaded, fried, and processed – filled with salt, sugar, and fat.
You know what counts as a vegetable in most schools? French fries. I guess that’s technically true, but COME ON PEOPLE. We’re officially living in a bizarro land of food. And I hope that Jamie is real in his desire to help us all eat better and I hope that we all listen. End rant.
The season finale of Food Revolution is on tonight at 9PM EST on ABC. Check it out! You can also catch all of the previous episodes on Hulu if you need to catch up.
And a few links…
Jim Lahey Reviews The New Dominos – You’ve probably seen the ads where Dominos goes around asking people how they feel about their new pizza, but how does someone who really knows pizza and bread feel about it? Jim Lahey reviews the new dominos. I have a feeling that he won’t be redeeming the coupons on his fridge anytime soon. (@ Vimeo)
The Cooking Channel – Food Network is starting a new channel soon that has a newer, more hip lineup. Shows about crazy vending cart makers and exotic young chefs are sprinkled all over the schedule. The idea seems to be to appeal to a younger audience by making some less produced, more off-the-cuff type shows. I generally love the idea, but here’s my question: Where the heck is MY SHOW Food Network? Haha. Just joking. But not really. (@ NY Times)
Carrot Cake with White Ganache Frosting – Ok. So carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes ever (even though I’ve never made one on Macheesmo… adding to list…) I usually love it with a cream cheese frosting but I have to say the ganache frosting in this version looks pretty darn tasty! (@ Vanilla Sugar)
Lemon Honey Salad Dressing – I can’t honestly recall the last time I bought salad dressing, but at the same time I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a salad dressing rut lately. I did however find a delicious light buttermilk dressing (post on Monday), but this one is another alternative that I’m going to try really soon. Also, check out the microgreens in this post. They have some serious color going on! (@ Spinach Tiger)
Have a good weekend everyone!