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  1. #1
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:43:44 GMT, [email protected] (Pinstripe
    Sniper) wrote:

    >DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    >copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    >it seemed worthwhile.


    You can see the full episode online. I missed it last night as
    well..so went online and saw it. Just google for Jamie Oliver's Food
    Revolution, and you can find the site.


    Christine
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  2. #2
    clouddreamer Guest

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    Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    > DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > it seemed worthwhile.
    >
    > Did anyone see it? Thoughts?



    I wasn't going to watch it, but at the last minute I added it to my PVR
    and just watched most of it. Well worth it. The scene with the chicken
    should blow your mind. LOL

    I just noted in another thread how I live in the fattest province in
    Canada, yet this province still ranks higher than 40 states...and I
    thought we had problems. Nothing compared to that town!! Oliver went to
    the fattest town, in the fattest region of the fattest nation on Earth
    and their ignorance is mind-blowing.

    I mean, when a kid in school can't identify a tomato, something is very
    very wrong.

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  3. #3
    zxcvbob Guest

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    Joseph Littleshoes wrote:
    > Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    >
    >> DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    >> copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    >> it seemed worthwhile.
    >>
    >> Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    >
    > I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    > seemed to me he had an awful lot of self congratulatory "look at me"
    > sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    > and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.
    >



    I saw parts of it. I agree it was kind of self-righteous, but was
    worth watching anyway.

    Seems like he would have had more success starting with the Jr High
    School, where the kids are just starting to get self-conscious about
    their body image. But perhaps the Elementary School made for more
    drama, and that was the real point.

    Bob

  4. #4
    clouddreamer Guest

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    zxcvbob wrote:
    > Joseph Littleshoes wrote:
    >> Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    >>
    >>> DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    >>> copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    >>> it seemed worthwhile.
    >>>
    >>> Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    >>
    >> I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    >> seemed to me he had an awful lot of self congratulatory "look at me"
    >> sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    >> and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.
    >>

    >
    >
    > I saw parts of it. I agree it was kind of self-righteous, but was worth
    > watching anyway.



    It took it more as frustration than self-righteousness.

    After all, he IS right.


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  5. #5
    Pinstripe Sniper Guest

    Default Jaimie Oliver's Food Revolution

    DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    it seemed worthwhile.

    Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    I've just started reading "Free For All - Fixing School Food in
    America" by Janet Poppendieck.

    And BBC Radio 4 "Food Programme" has some school lunch segments along
    with many other topics at
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/programmes/a-z/by/f

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  6. #6
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:43:44 GMT, [email protected] (Pinstripe
    Sniper) wrote:

    > DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > it seemed worthwhile.
    >
    > Did anyone see it? Thoughts?
    >
    > I've just started reading "Free For All - Fixing School Food in
    > America" by Janet Poppendieck.
    >
    > And BBC Radio 4 "Food Programme" has some school lunch segments along
    > with many other topics at
    > http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/programmes/a-z/by/f
    >

    I caught parts of it. I thought it was a rerun. It was just old
    ideas rehashed (so to speak). The part I saw already had a cook in
    kitchen, so really... what's all the fuss about? Try having meals
    prepackaged and sent in for reheating. That's truly awful.

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    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  7. #7
    Joseph Littleshoes Guest

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    Pinstripe Sniper wrote:

    > DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > it seemed worthwhile.
    >
    > Did anyone see it? Thoughts?


    I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    seemed to me he had an awful lot of self congratulatory "look at me"
    sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.

    A bit like Gordon Ramsy and his "hells Kitchen" but more political.
    --
    JL

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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 16:35:51 -0230, clouddreamer
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I mean, when a kid in school can't identify a tomato, something is very
    > very wrong.


    Consider their age. Tomato/potato... one sound difference and they
    were obviously distracted by the camera the way they kept glancing out
    of the corners of their eyes at it.

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  9. #9
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:05:16 -0800, Joseph Littleshoes
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    >
    > > DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > > copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > > it seemed worthwhile.
    > >
    > > Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    >
    > I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    > seemed to me he had an awful lot of self congratulatory "look at me"
    > sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    > and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.
    >
    > A bit like Gordon Ramsy and his "hells Kitchen" but more political.


    He's going to come over here and whip us into shape. HELLO, Jamie?
    Have you ever heard of Alice Waters? News Flash: she's been doing
    this for decades!

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  10. #10
    heyjoe Guest

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    On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 19:43:44 GMT, Pinstripe Sniper wrote:

    > Did anyone see it?


    Don't think I'll ever forget Jamie making chicken nuggets from scratch.
    Eeeuuwww!

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  11. #11
    Janet Baraclough Guest

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    The message <[email protected]>
    from zxcvbob <[email protected]> contains these words:

    > Joseph Littleshoes wrote:
    > > Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    > >
    > >> DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > >> copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > >> it seemed worthwhile.
    > >>
    > >> Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    > >
    > > I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    > > seemed to me he had an awful lot of self congratulatory "look at me"
    > > sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    > > and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.
    > >



    > I saw parts of it. I agree it was kind of self-righteous, but was
    > worth watching anyway.


    > Seems like he would have had more success starting with the Jr High
    > School, where the kids are just starting to get self-conscious about
    > their body image. But perhaps the Elementary School made for more
    > drama, and that was the real point.


    I haven't seen the US version, but Jamie Oliver has done something
    similar here (healthier food for kids in school)
    which has been a riproaring success (it actually changed legislation in
    this country). He has also, created a cookery course for teenagers in
    school



    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...ng-course.html

    Janet

  12. #12
    Nancy Young Guest

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    Janet Baraclough wrote:

    > I haven't seen the US version, but Jamie Oliver has done something
    > similar here (healthier food for kids in school)
    > which has been a riproaring success (it actually changed legislation
    > in this country). He has also, created a cookery course for
    > teenagers in school


    I saw that one, too. The resistance from the staff is remarkably the
    same in both schools. And the kids, too, of course.

    nancy

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    Dave Bugg Guest

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    Pinstripe Sniper wrote:

    > DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > it seemed worthwhile.


    I watched Caprica instead. Not a hard decision to make.

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    you, and to hear the lamentation of the women." -- Conan



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    Pinstripe Sniper Guest

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    clouddreamer <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I just noted in another thread how I live in the fattest province in
    >Canada, yet this province still ranks higher than 40 states...and I
    >thought we had problems. Nothing compared to that town!! Oliver went to
    >the fattest town, in the fattest region of the fattest nation on Earth
    >and their ignorance is mind-blowing.


    Wooohooo! USA is still #1 in something! USA USA USA! <channeling
    Homer Simpson>

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  15. #15
    Nobody Guest

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    On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:05:16 -0800, Joseph Littleshoes
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    >
    >> DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    >> copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    >> it seemed worthwhile.
    >>
    >> Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    >
    >I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    >seemed to me he had an awful lot of self congratulatory "look at me"
    >sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    >and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.


    I saw most of the first episode, I think either the editing was done
    deliberately to create drama (giving the audience someone to hate,
    only to have that change at the end of the series, hopefully), or
    Oliver is going about this the wrong way because of cultural/country
    differences. Those who don't know his history in England aren't going
    to understand where he's coming from, especially if he's portrayed as
    someone who's coming to try to "fix what's wrong." It's only natural
    that the people in that town are going to have the defensive mindset
    of "who's this clown, and who does he think he is that he can come
    here and tell me what to do?"

    I can understand their mindset, but it's still heartbreaking to see
    all the resistance he's getting. He's trying to help (and he will, if
    they let him), and like another poster said, he's _right_. Fresh food
    is better than processed food, and it's horrific what the school kids
    are being fed because the priorities are profits for food
    conglomerates, convenience for lazy parents, and less work for the
    Lunch Ladies (note how they seem to think that was a a derogatory term
    when it's likely a term of endearment where he comes from.)

    I was heartened to see that family wanting to change, the one whose
    deep fryer Oliver buried in their backyard. They must face plenty of
    resistance themselves, living in that town. I imagine eating healthily
    is already a challenge in our fast-food age, but doing it there has
    got to be even more difficult.

  16. #16
    zxcvbob Guest

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    Nobody wrote:
    > On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:05:16 -0800, Joseph Littleshoes
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    >>
    >>> DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    >>> copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    >>> it seemed worthwhile.
    >>>
    >>> Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    >> I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    >> seemed to me he had an awful lot of self congratulatory "look at me"
    >> sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    >> and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.

    >
    > I saw most of the first episode, I think either the editing was done
    > deliberately to create drama (giving the audience someone to hate,
    > only to have that change at the end of the series, hopefully), or
    > Oliver is going about this the wrong way because of cultural/country
    > differences. Those who don't know his history in England aren't going
    > to understand where he's coming from, especially if he's portrayed as
    > someone who's coming to try to "fix what's wrong." It's only natural
    > that the people in that town are going to have the defensive mindset
    > of "who's this clown, and who does he think he is that he can come
    > here and tell me what to do?"
    >
    > I can understand their mindset, but it's still heartbreaking to see
    > all the resistance he's getting. He's trying to help (and he will, if
    > they let him), and like another poster said, he's _right_. Fresh food
    > is better than processed food, and it's horrific what the school kids
    > are being fed because the priorities are profits for food
    > conglomerates, convenience for lazy parents, and less work for the
    > Lunch Ladies (note how they seem to think that was a a derogatory term
    > when it's likely a term of endearment where he comes from.)
    >
    > I was heartened to see that family wanting to change, the one whose
    > deep fryer Oliver buried in their backyard. They must face plenty of
    > resistance themselves, living in that town. I imagine eating healthily
    > is already a challenge in our fast-food age, but doing it there has
    > got to be even more difficult.



    So why didn't he enlist more help from the Baptist(?) minister?
    Especially if the minister has a Seventh Day Adventist minister
    buddy to consult with (don't laugh; Baptist and SDA articles of
    faith are compatible, even if SDA churches seem to ignore them and
    teach a gospel of nutrition instead.)

    I'm gonna have to find this on hulu and watch it.

    Bob

  17. #17
    Alan Curry Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Pinstripe Sniper <[email protected]> wrote:
    |DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    |copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    |it seemed worthwhile.
    |
    |Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    Nobody says "tomato ketchup". It might say "tomato ketchup" on the label, but
    it also might say "fancy catsup". Nobody says that either. It's called
    ketchup. The kids didn't know what he was talking about because he wasn't
    speaking American. This really detracted from the effectiveness of the "make
    the kids look stupid" segment. Although failure to identify a potato was
    pretty much the ultimate losing move in that game.

    Chicken nuggets aren't great, but the "gross-out factor" demonstration was
    not a fair comparison of anything. I congratulate the kids for seeing through
    it. What food doesn't look unappetizing at some point in its development?
    Any vegetables that don't start out covered in dirt (eww) were out in the
    open air for months, being vomited and shat upon by the creepy crawlies that
    live out there (eww!). If you think about it enough, you just might want food
    synthesized in a nice clean indoor environment.

    Favorite part: the argument about utensils.
    "You want to give knives to 5-year-olds?" *boggle*
    "Why wouldn't you give knives to 5-year-olds?" *equally boggled*

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  18. #18
    clouddreamer Guest

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    Alan Curry wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Pinstripe Sniper <[email protected]> wrote:
    > |DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > |copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > |it seemed worthwhile.
    > |
    > |Did anyone see it? Thoughts?
    >
    > Nobody says "tomato ketchup". It might say "tomato ketchup" on the label, but
    > it also might say "fancy catsup". Nobody says that either. It's called
    > ketchup. The kids didn't know what he was talking about because he wasn't
    > speaking American. This really detracted from the effectiveness of the "make
    > the kids look stupid" segment. Although failure to identify a potato was
    > pretty much the ultimate losing move in that game.


    But the kids recognized what he was talking about when he said tomato
    ketchup. They didn't know what an actual tomato was!


    > Favorite part: the argument about utensils.
    > "You want to give knives to 5-year-olds?" *boggle*
    > "Why wouldn't you give knives to 5-year-olds?" *equally boggled*


    The latter boggles my mind too.

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  19. #19
    Bent Attorney Esq. Guest

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    On Mar 27, 4:05*pm, Joseph Littleshoes <jpsti...@isp.com> wrote:
    > Pinstripe Sniper wrote:
    > > DOh! *I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    > > copy down and watch it. *I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    > > it seemed worthwhile.

    >
    > > Did anyone see it? Thoughts?

    >
    > I watched bits and pieces of it, but found it "preachy" boring and it
    > seemed to me he had an awful lot of *self congratulatory "look at me"
    > sort of attitude going on, how the show was such a "sacrifice" for him
    > and how noble he is for making the personal sacrifice to make the show.
    >


    I"ve always found him a bit full of himself.
    ..
    > A bit like Gordon Ramsy and his "hells Kitchen" but more political.
    > --
    > JL



  20. #20
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    Alan Curry wrote:
    >
    >Pinstripe Sniper <[email protected]> wrote:
    >|DOh! I missed it (Friday @ 9pm) but will probably track an online
    >|copy down and watch it. I saw the "preview" earlier in the week and
    >|it seemed worthwhile.
    >|
    >|Did anyone see it? Thoughts?
    >
    >Nobody says "tomato ketchup". It might say "tomato ketchup" on the label, but
    >it also might say "fancy catsup". Nobody says that either. It's called
    >ketchup. The kids didn't know what he was talking about because he wasn't
    >speaking American.


    This idiocy coming from some ignoranus with an Indian dish name...
    wait'll his kids get teased in school about having a name that means
    kissy ass.

    M-W

    : 1cur·ry
    Pronunciation: \'k?r-e, 'k?-re\
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): cur·ried; cur·ry·ing
    Etymology: Middle English currayen, from Anglo-French cunreier,
    correier to prepare, curry, from Vulgar Latin *conredare, from Latin
    com- + a base of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic garaiths arrayed —
    more at ready
    Date: 13th century
    1 : to clean the coat of (as a horse) with a currycomb
    2 : to treat (tanned leather) especially by incorporating oil or
    grease
    3 : beat, thrash

    — cur·ri·er noun

    — curry favor
    : to seek to gain favor by flattery or attention and brown nosing



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