Jamie Oliver cooks ‘cheap’ meal but viewers brand it ‘patronising’

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Viewers of The One Show called Jamie Oliver ‘patronising’ as they disagreed with his ‘cheap’ meal recipe, stating it would actually cost much more to make than the £1.45 per portion he claimed. The celebrity chef was cooking on the show and promoting his new book ‘One’ which features ‘simple one-pan wonders’.

He started to cook up a sausage and minestrone soup on the BBC show on Thursday night (September 1). Ingredients included Cumberland sausage, red wine, parmesan cheese, garlic, fennel seeds and fresh lasagne sheets.

Jamie told viewers: “In this book I’ve used supermarket ingredients… Never more than eight ingredients and for now when people are talking about cost of living and stuff like that, most of the recipes are in pans on hobs. So a hob is about four times cheaper than an oven.”

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He added: “10 minutes of cooking that’s about 10p, actually slightly less, in energy. And this dish with no tweaks is £1.45 per portion.”

Birminghamshire Live reports that viewers slammed the ‘millionaire’ chef and took to Twitter as they claimed the dish would actually be far more expensive to cook. @iainm68 said: “£1.45 a portion? Do u know how much parmesan cheese is!!#TheOneShow”

@claretrickett wrote: “Nothing like a millionaire Jamie Oliver teaching us how to cook for a pound #TheOneShow.” @FlopsyPickle added: “F*** off Jamie, you patronising p****,” adding “So he’s trying to flog a book by using the cost of living crisis, telling us we need the book because most of the recipes are hob based and therefore cheaper to cook. Without realising no one is going to want to spend money on a bloody recipe book #TheOneShow.”

@dcm_illness added: “Book costs £20 to show you how to make a £1 dinner. What’s the point eh when you’re in a food Bank eh? Fresh veg and fruit non existent. Now red wine? F*** me Jamie I ain’t got red pop!! #TheOneShow.”

@KeithMcCormac17 said: “Millionaire chef patronising the f*** out of us.” @ufoparts echoed: “don’t really think [sic] the public wants to hear the rich p**** jamie oliver educating on how to make meals on a budget. can you buy a ‘portion’ of an ingredient, jamie? no #TheOneShow.”


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