Image by Sharon Drummond
Day 228 : August 15
Scavenge Challenge #14 : Think of someone (living or dead) whom you admire but have not met in real life. Without using an image of that person as a major prop, create a photograph which relates to them and why you hold them in esteem.
There’s a reason so many of my photos have something to do with food.
Since Jamie Oliver first appeared in The Naked Chef, I’ve enjoyed watching his television appearances. But over the past year and a half, he has completely changed the way I cook and how I look at food. We would rather cook than go out to eat. We use fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever we can. We don’t buy "convenience foods" and don’t miss them in the least. I’m teaching my ten year old son how to cook.
But my respect for Jamie Oliver goes beyond the walls of my own home. From his project to move kids off the street and into the kitchen with his restaurant "Fifteen" to his quest to make school lunches healthy, to his Food Revolution, he has changed the way millions look at the way they eat.
From the educator standpoint, I’m thrilled because he has done all this in spite of a learning disability that caused him to struggle through his school career.
And to top it all off, his Instagram stream is a brilliant.