Photo Credit: Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver has always been one of our favorite celebrity chefs. He's got that boyish exuberance, says things like "knob of butter" and "whack it in the oven," and is dedicated to making fresh, good food accessible to everyone. In fact, that's exactly what he does in his new six-part series, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (premiering Friday, Mar. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC).
In it, Oliver heads to one of the unhealthiest cities in America to change the way they eat. Oliver has hosted similar TV shows in his native U.K., and has also recently written a book, Jamie's Food Revolution, where he details the ultimate goal of his "food movement":
"On the surface it's quite simply about friends teaching friends how to cook good, honest, affordable food and just generally be a bit more streetwise about cooking," he writes. "But underneath that, it's about getting a really fun and important movement called Pass It On started, which could well change the health and future of the country."
Want to do your part for Oliver's food movement? Here's what you can do: learn one recipe from each chapter of his book (chapters include Twenty-Minute Meals, Simple Soups, Delish Veggies, Family Roast Dinners, etc.), master them at home, and then pass them on by teaching them to at least two other people. Get your two friends to agree to pass them on as well, and soon everyone around you will be cooking, eating and sharing delicious meals together.
Sounds like fun, right? Idealistic, yes, but hey, what better excuse to pick up some fresh ingredients, invite some friends over and host a casual dinner party?
Whether you decide to join the movement or not, here are a couple of easy recipes to get you started. They're homey, humble and comforting—just the thing for a night in with friends and family.
What favorite recipe do you like to pass on to others? Chime in below!