Quotes by Jamie Oliver

All I ever wanted to do was to make food accessible to everyone; to show that you can make mistakes - I do all the time - but it doesn't matter.
– Jamie Oliver
As soon as I was old enough to peer over the worktops, I remember being fascinated by what went on in the kitchen. It just seemed such a cool place, everyone working together to make this lovely stuff and having a laugh doing it.
– Jamie Oliver
From quite an early age I realised the effect that good food can have on others.
– Jamie Oliver
I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I'm nervous.
– Jamie Oliver
Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like.
– Jamie Oliver
Sorry, I don't do offal.
– Jamie Oliver
Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.
– Jamie Oliver
What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it!
– Jamie Oliver
The public health of five million children should not be left to luck or chance.
– Jamie Oliver
My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn't put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.
– Jamie Oliver
Just because the Americans are so good at rattling out accessible and cheap junk food, nobody looks twice when it comes to their food. But there are golden nuggets everywhere.
– Jamie Oliver
It's very clear that there's a lot of double standards going on. Should there be a 30mph speed limit? Of course there bloody should. And certainly with kids and school food, kids need to be nannied for sure. So give them a bloody good meal at school.
– Jamie Oliver
It's just us trying to start a movement where everybody passes on a bit of cooking knowledge. We estimate that one person can potentially affect 180 others very quickly so we're just trying to spread the word.
– Jamie Oliver
If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.
– Jamie Oliver
If Obama wanted to make radical changes to America's health long-term, all he has to do is treble the price of sugar and salt.
– Jamie Oliver
I'm probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire. We need it.
– Jamie Oliver
I'm better with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in.
– Jamie Oliver
I wouldn't say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren't relevant to modern life, it's just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.
– Jamie Oliver
I want Americans to enjoy food. I want them to celebrate food. I want them to, on occasions, to have big cakes and great things. And I want them to indulge.
– Jamie Oliver
Heads know that failing to invest in good, nutritious food is a false economy and parents won't tolerate reconstituted turkey being put back on the menu.
– Jamie Oliver