I have to admit that I find Jamie Oliver somewhat of an annoyance with his so called 'cheeky' Essex come London banter. With words and phrases like 'Little Tiger', 'Herbage' and 'That's rock 'n roll' where some may find this endearing or fresh, I find cheesey and cringworthy.
My personal dislike of Jamie Oliver aside, I actually really enjoyed this series. It is well thought out and cleverly produced.
I loved the fact that it wasn't filmed in a show home kitchen, like most celebrity chef's shows. Jamie at Home had a much more relaxed feel about it, set mainly in his garden complete with an outside oven and barbecue. I also thought that the fact that all the vegetables used in the series were from his own organic vegetable garden was an original and welcome feature.
Jamie's gardener, Brian Skilton also featured heavily in the show, offering up some very knowledgeable tips and facts about the food being used in each show. Jamie himself also produces some great gardening tips for the avid veggie grower like 'heeling in' (Episode 3) and 'Clamping' (Episode 4).
The show kicks off with 'Furred Game' and animal lovers will not appreciate the opening scenes of Oliver shooting rabbits and the talk of culling deer, however, if you are a true foodie, then you will certainly appreciate the fresh, organic nature of this show.
The winner will be announced and contacted on Saturday 12 February 2011.