Christmas came a week early for me. The headline in yesterday’s Telegraph summed it up: ‘Jamie and Nigella’s meals “unhealthy”’. Researchers at Newcastle University and NHS Tees had compared recipes from books by Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Lorraine Pascale, among others, with supermarket ready meals. And the researchers concluded that the much-maligned convenience food is better on all sorts of measures than the stuff these celebrity chefs would have us prepare.
Forget the foodie fearmongers - let's eat, drink and be merry
The news that Jamie Oliver's food is more 'unhealthy' than supermarket convenience meals only brings home how stupid it is to make health the be-all and end-all of food.
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