Save with Jamie giveaway follows controversy in the media over chef’s remarks about the eating habits of those on a budgetThose feeling the pinch have no need to sell their big TVs to get their hands on Jamie Oliver’s lastest cookbook, Save with Jamie, after the celebrity chef donated a copy to every library in the country.The charitable move comes after the celebrity chef sparked media condemnation with comments he made in an interview with the Radio Times to promote his upcoming autumn Channel 4 show, Jamie’s Money Saving Meals.Oliver’s publisher, Penguin Random House, is donating a copy of Save with Jamie to over 4,000 libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.According to Oliver, his latest cookery book was written in response to readers’ requests. Describing the book on Amazon, the celebrity chef said: “This year, I’ve got the message loud and clear that as everyone comes under bigger and bigger financial pressure, they want help to cook tasty, nutritious food on a budget, so this book was born completely out of public demand.” It emphasises cooking knowledge and skills to support healthier and cheaper choices for people trying to control their household spending.Desmond Clarke, a campaigner against austerity cuts …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books