It’s the final episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and the first episode I’ve watched on our new over-the-air HD antenna (instead of through our evil cable connection). So it’s double excitement night for me!
In the previous 5 episodes of the show, Jamie succeeded in several areas. He taught 1,000 people to cook. He won over school cooks and administrators. And he even won over the vitriolic DJ Rod. But he still needs to get funding to train the school district’s cooks. And looking forward, the show teases that the whole revolution is going to fall apart. Bring on the drama!
See how it all ends, after the jump!
Ah, the penultimate episode of this short series. I hope all of the loose ends get tied up! Will Jamie get the funding he needs to train the school district cooks? Will the Edwards family improve their health? Will the high school brigade help turn around the diets of their peers? And what’s with the four-toed statue? (Oops, that’s the wrong show.)
Last week, Jamie taught a thousand people to cook a stir-fry dish, and DJ Rod’s heart grew three sizes.
Jamie makes tasty foods and deals with difficult people, after the jump!
The “previously on” montage centers mostly on Jamie’s relationship with DJ Rod at the radio station. And as we learned from last week’s preview, this week Jamie and Rod will be making a very important bet.
This episode starts with Jamie visiting the radio station again, and once again Rod has nothing but insults. He doesn’t think Jamie’s Kitchen is going to work, he doesn’t trust Jamie, he has nothing positive to say about the revolution. So off the air, Jamie bets Rod that he can teach 1,000 people to cook in five days. Rod’s response: “It’s not going to happen. I can’t get a thousand people to listen to the show! He’s not going to win.” Stay charming, Rod.
Time to recruit a thousand cooks, after the jump!
On previous episodes of the Revolution, Jamie was given a hard time from many corners, and ran up against quite a few roadblocks, but he was approved for a couple more weeks of cooking at the elementary school.
This week’s episode opens with the always-negative DJ Rod taking a call from a supportive Huntington resident, while Jamie drives along listening. Rod chortles that they’ll all be civil to Jamie while he’s here, but once he leaves, they’ll go back to eating “the side of a cow” or whatever else they want to eat. Rod, FYI: it’s not the side of a cow that’s making your town fat.
Back to the elementary school and more, under the jump!
Last week (and in the previous hour) on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Jamie came to Huntington, West Virgina and met with challenges and failures at every turn. A radio DJ full of attitude, uncooperative lunch ladies, delicious-looking chicken battling against pizza (and losing), and a newspaper article blasting Jamie’s project and taking his quotes out of context. He certainly has his work cut out for him.
Episode 2 opens with a visit back to the local radio station, where he’s explaining the newspaper article and defending himself. DJ Rod is civil, but admits that he still doesn’t like Jamie at all. If Jamie wins over DJ Rod, I’ll be delighted, because the guy is just a sourpuss.
The rest of the recap, after the cut:
Huntington, West Virginia, a city of 50,000 is officially the ‘unhealthiest city in America.’ That makes it the perfect target for Jamie Oliver, a young chef from England who succeeded in revolutionizing the school food system in that country. But will the city embrace Oliver’s attempt?
Tonight was a special preview episode of the show that debuts Friday this week on ABC. Here’s my recap, but if you found yourself watching this show and would like to write recaps of the show for The Disney Blog, drop me a line.
Jamie’s starts his conquest with an interview with local DJ Rod Willis. It didn’t quite go the way Jamie wanted it to as the DJ was being an obstinate jerk about Jamie’s effort to make a change.
Next up Jamie takes on a challenge to makeover the school’s food menu in a week. What he discovers is ‘Breakfast Pizza’ – not eggs on toast, but real pizza with cheese, pepperoni, and everything. I’m in disbelief as was Jamie.