The Naked Chef


Jamie Oliver doesn't cook - he rips it up, slashes it, smashes it, chucks it in. He's the Prince of Pots and Pans, the King of Cuisine - with him anchovies become happening, mushrooms groovy and sarnies sexy. His mantra for preparing simple, tasty, gutsy, common-sense food without the fuss remains the same - and he manages to combine it all with friends, family and an ability to have a good time.

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver was born in May 1975 and straight into the business. His father runs a lovely pub-restaurant, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, where he grew up. He remembers being fascinated by what went on in the kitchen where it was such an exciting place with everyone working together to cook and having a laugh doing it. When Jamie was about seven or eight, he was allowed to peel potatoes and pod peas. By the time he was 11, he was skilled at vegetable preparation and could chop like a demon! Jamie grew up during a time when a… more

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