Jamie Oliver heads off to Italy to decompress after slogging his way through his British school series. Last night, in a repeat episode, he visited the poorest part of Italy and checked out what the state schools feed the kids for lunch. The head matriarch ensured he was gowned, masked, gloved, though he was able to get by without a hair net, before she allowed him into her kitchen. And this is what she told him:
- Pasta and olive oil must be organic;
- No choice, every child is served the same three-course meal;
- The meals vary from day to day but always include fruit;
- Nothing is fried, ever;
- No burgers are served;
- And if a ground meat dish, like meatballs is served, the cooks take a slab of meat and grind it themselves preparatory to making the dish.