Jamie Oliver is a TV cook with an impressive curriculum vitae: starting at the age of eight in his parents’ local pub, he reached the kitchens of Antonio Carluccio’s Neal Street Restaurant and of the acclaimed River Café in London, where a TV producer first spotted him.
From that moment on, his popularity has grown steadily thanks to extremely successful TV programmes such as The Naked Chef series, Jamie's Kitchen, Jamie's Great Escape and more committed projects such as Jamie's Fowl Dinners and Jamie’s Ministry of Food.
Jamie now combines his professional enthusiasm for good food with good causes, helping to raise public awareness on important issues such as animal welfare. His passionate, yet objective approach has helped Britain change its habits towards buying more free range chicken and eggs. Compassion in World Farming has been part of that ambitious and successful project, providing footage for Jamie’s Fowl Dinners.
This year Compassion in World Farming is participating in his latest programme: “Jamie Saves Our Bacon.” We have provided his production team with information from our own undercover investigation on pig farming in Europe and the UK. Our long-time supporter and patron, Joanna Lumley, also plays a part in the programme to expose the cruel practice of farrowing crates. Click here to read the article from the Sunday Times.
“Jamie Saves Our Bacon” is on Channel 4 on Thursday 29th January at 9pm. Spread the word!