Starkoch im Interview: Jamie Oliver: Just fuckin' eat it!

Starkoch im Interview: Jamie Oliver: Just fuckin' eat it!

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Starkoch Jamie Oliver

"The Naked Chef" machte ihn weltberühmt. Im Interview spricht Starkoch Jamie Oliver über gutes Essen, Schulernährung und Kantinen - ein Original.

Mr. Oliver, today I would like to concentrate on...

Business? (lacht scheckig)

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No, not at all. But on entertainment and food. What do they have in common?

Obviously the history of going out for a show and then go for dinner is there – well, everyone does it – also in London. But never, ever have I seen a theatrical show and food come together as one.

Is there nothing like the German Shows as „Pomp Duck and Circumstance“ or „Palazzo“ where Entertainment meet Haute Cuisine in a circus tent?

It never happened in Britain. But I guess after ten years doing what I do my passion, my obsession is for any medium to communicate cooking. And this I would never have thought of. I do a lot of live shows, don't get me wrong. Probably 70 dates in last ten years.

Similar to your cooking demonstrations on TV?

Well, they are an hour and half long, it's a proper production. But it's just theatrical. I cook but you don't get to eat nothin'.

Don't you think it's weird to go to a theatre to watch someone cooking and not eat anything?

Yeah, I guess. But I suppose it's like look at someone sing and not sing or look at someone dance and not dance.

But you can listen to the singer, whereas during your shows the audience did not eat.

Yeah, I know. I tell you what's quite interesting about theatre and cooking. The biggest audience I've ever played in front of is 3300 people. I did a curry. Right at the back of the theatre you could smell every single thing. So it's bizzarely three-dimensional. If you think about cooking on TV it's completely two-dimensional. You can hear it, you can see it. At least in the theatre you can hear it, you can see it, you can smell it. And what we're trying in Germany here: You hear it, you see it, you smell it AND eat it.

Will the food for the audience in the show come from the stage?

No, but I've got my dedicated team on this – fulltime.

You and also your former colleague in London, Tim Mälzer, became famous in Germany for your unconventional way of presenting cooking. How much entertainment and acting does cooking need these days to reach an audience?

I don't know about acting, I never really thought about it. I think what I've personally tried to do over the past ten years is stretch out of traditional cookbooks. You know, I mean, TV-wise I made cookshows, made Travellogs on TV, I did campaigns, documentaries. I try and mix up the media to communicate food. Really, my place is at the restaurant, that's for sure.

That's where I am happiest. But my life took a massive curve ten years ago. And – I don't know – it's been quite hard to decide what the fuck I was supposed to be doing. Be fullfilled in cooking and being chef versa are you are businessman or are you a presenter on TV. And unfortunately it's just a mess, it's a mixture. I don't think I could honestly look you in the eyes and say: „I am just a chef.“ 'Cause I am not. You kinda have to be a bit of everything.

Part of your fame relies on your TV-programmes. What did you think when you heard that the show will ridicule TV-cooking-shows?

(lange Pause) Great. (Pause) Great.

Aren't you biting the hand that feeds you?

Don't be daft. No.

Daft? Daft? What's that?

Daft means: Don't be silly.

Stupid?

No, not stupid, that's too rude. I don't come from a television background. D'you know what I mean? As I said, I am not looking left or right on TV. You can only do what feels right. And is it wrong to sort of take the piss out of celebrity chefs? No! I am one. You know what I mean. It's fucking weird being me sometimes. For better and for worse. I think that at the end of the day, if it makes you laugh and you learn a few things and you eat some good food and you had a good night, then we've done our job.

In preparation for your show, did you ever travel to Germany to look for its regional recipes?

No way.

You claim for your show to use regional produce.

Hmh.

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