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Jamie Oliver witch-hunted over salt

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  • Jamie Oliver witch-hunted over salt

    I'm not making it up.

    There he was as a front-page item on the Times of London. It seems that some busibodies had been to his restaurant and ordered food only in order to measure the level of salt in it and publicize it as a "health hazard". Now the Times is tut-tutting on it's cover about Jamie being caught out when he's pretended to be healthy.

    The nerve of all these people -- the measurers and the Times journalists and editors -- as if Jamie hasn't done more to try to bring real food to people than any of them ever will.

    Now I'm sure it's best not to really overdo the salt, and some people may need to be careful -- but they'd tell the waiter before ordering, wouldn't they? And it's not as if anyone goes to eat at Jamie's every day. And on top of this the "science" behind anti-salt hysteria is really poor, as Gary Taubes has shown.

    The Times is behind a paywall, but I found the story at the BBC. Jamie is not the only "culprit" although the Times chose to pillory him:

    BBC News - Hidden salt 'present in popular restaurant meals'

    The impertinence of the thing! I had a good mind to send the story to the Caveman Doctor. He'd have told them where to get off. LOL

  • #2
    The nerve. They could've saved a lot of effort by just attacking him for being a do-gooder tosser
    Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

    Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine


    • #3
      Oi... as if salt is going to kill you before the sugar... idiots. Fine dining isn't supposed to be good for you anyway!
      Out of context quote for the day:

      Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager


      • #4
        Can't stand the guy anyway - always bleating on about "bad" saturated fat while promoting a high carb diet, while he gets fatter and fatter...


        • #5
          He's a little noisy shit.

          Hugh Fearnley is where it's at, Rick Stein also!
          Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.