one hundred and two: a letter for the Naked Chef

If you haven’t seen Jamie Oliver in action, you’re missing out. I’ve been a long-time fan of his cookbooks, but his efforts to educate Americans and combat obesity are awe-inspiring. Perhaps I’m biased—I’m a real sucker for a British accent—but I am totally moved by Jamie’s campaign. After all the challenges faced in last night’s premiere, I thought Jamie could use a little encouragement to keep fighting (and cooking) through this season…

April 13, 2011


I am so inspired and touched by your mission to change my country’s obesity epidemic. The first season of your show moved me to tears. I was shocked to think children couldn’t identify a tomato or potato, but had no problem naming French fries and ketchup among their favorite foods. Watching you teach families how to make healthier eating choices made me want to get involved. I signed your petition and even started paying closer attention to the food I put in my own shopping cart.

I am so impressed by your determination and drive to help our country. I’ve been a long time fan of your cooking and a collector of your books, but this campaign of yours has made me a real Jamie Oliver groupie! Thank you for making this, us,  your mission. Best of luck to you! You’re changing lives (even if the LA school board won’t budge).

All the best,


Really Good + Edward Monkton (purchased in lovely London)

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