Communal Table Podcast: Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver talks about how doing right doesn't always pay the bills, vegetables, and resilience.

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Episode 48: Jamie Oliver

Does Jamie Oliver ever sleep? He's a best-selling cookbook author, wildly famous TV presenter, passionate foodways activist, father of five children, and prolific product spokesperson, but in recent years has faced the collapse of his longstanding restaurant chain in the UK, as well as plenty of public scrutiny. On a jam-packed trip to New York to promote his newest book, Ultimate Veg, Oliver sat down for a heartfelt talk about the emotional impact of the closure, what went wrong—and right—and what he hopes his next act holds.

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Buy the book: Ultimate Veg.

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