The Naked Chef Bares His Heart

He certainly didn't need the publicity. if anything, Jamie Oliver — the bloke who made the kitchen safe for tousled hair and rumpled jeans — had too much of the stuff. The regular-chap-at-the-stove routine was getting old. People were a bit tired of seeing him gaze out from the covers of four best-selling recipe books; enthuse over squid and squash in his TV series broadcast in 44 countries; and star in commercials for a British supermarket chain. So is that why he decided to dedicate a year of his life to turning 15 unemployed — in some cases near-unemployable — young...

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