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Sep 8, 2009 05:54 AM

Will Jamie's America air in the U.S.?

Has anyone heard whether Jamie Oliver's newest show, Jamie's America, will air in the U.S.?

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  1. Hi Velda,
    have your tried the Channel 4 website? I can view the episodes here
    That should work where ever you are.
    The 2nd episide is on tonight! can't wait!

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    1. re: debradoherty

      I don't think the videos are viewable outside of the U.K.

      1. re: gyc

        I just checked the Channel 4 website and confirmed that its online videos are only accessible if you are in the UK.

        1. re: Velda Mae

          That's a real shame :(
          Maybe they'll sell it to the US Food Channels?
          I didn't even know people knew who Jamie Oliver was in the US! Is he really famous?

          1. re: debradoherty

            He is pretty famous here. He's been on David Letterman and Martha Stewart several times. The Food Network ran the Naked Chef and Jamie at Home series so I'm hoping it'll pick up the rights to this latest series. I follow JO on Twitter and he seems especially skilled at addressing a worldwide audience.

            1. re: Velda Mae

              "I'm hoping it'll pick up the rights to this latest series"

              I'd assume very likely. The inclusion of the words "road trip" are a bit of a giveaway - not a phrase in common usage in Britain.

            2. re: debradoherty

              We tried to eat breakfast at one of his restaurants on a recent trip to London . . .

      2. Actually called Jamie's American Road Trip.

        Episode 2 (of I think 4) was on this week. Not so much a cooking programme as a travel programme with some food.

        Last week, he was in Los Angeles with folk of Mexican heritage; several of whom were ex gang members. This week he was in Wyoming doing "cowboy stuff". Next week he goes to New York where I think the people are from the recently arrived immigrant communities.

        He has some interesting social commentaries on your country. I'm sure you'll get to see it - along with the cookbook. Be interesting to know what Americans think.

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        1. re: Harters

          I enjoyed it. He seems like such a nice guy, very genuine. Seeing LA through his eyes was interesting. A bit like going to a third world country, but probably accurate. I also loved that he described pinatas as "big Christmas crackers." Also, halfway through he stopped calling cilantro coriander. But you're right, it's more of a travel show -- and a rather serious one at that. Very, very much not an American show. I can't wait for the next one.

          1. re: Glencora

            Oh, and why did he call himself a weekend dad? I thought he was married to his high school sweetheart. Did they break up?

            1. re: Glencora

              Probably since he's super busy running his empire of restaurants/magazines/books/tv shows/etc. during the weekdays.

            2. re: Glencora

              "Also, halfway through he stopped calling cilantro coriander. "

              Watching his programmes in the UK, I've often noticed that when he comes to mentioning precise quantities, there's often a "cut-away" shot so you get a voice over rather than seeing him speak. I 've wondered if this is so it can be redubbed for the American market substituting US quantities for metric.

              I noticed the cilantro thing as well. It's simply not a word ever used in Britain. Coriander is coriander.

            3. re: Harters

              i 'm in the new york show.....

              1. re: thew

                I'll look out next week - how will I know you?

                1. re: Harters

                  i'm the smart & devilishly handsome one, of course.

                  ok - really - there's an underground restaurant sort of dinner in an apartment. I'm the guy with the goatee and glasses @ that.

                  1. re: thew

                    I'm sure you'll be set to be the next foodie star of whatever the major network is where you are :-)

                    I'm going to keep quiet about this - my wife is going to be impressed when I shout " I KNOW THAT GUY!"

                    I am jealous - I'd love to do one of those underground restaurant events.

                    1. re: thew

                      Hey thew.

                      Just watched the show. I'm still not sure who you were. There's a dinner where Greek food is served and there's a dinner that Oliver cooks. Both seem to have guys with your description. If it was the "proper" underground - then great looking food.

                      There seemed to be much more food in this episode and less social commentary - although Oliver notes he coems away with a greater understanding of immigration and immigrant communities (noting that his grandparents were basically racist - a generational thing I feel - his grandparents generation was my father's and I wouldnt have called Dad a racist just that he had an old fashioned attirude to "foreigners". He spent most of WW2 in India. )


                        1. re: thew

                          COOL! I just watched the NYC one - and I want to know where that Peruvian underground restaurant is!!! anyone know where all those places he ate at are?

                          1. re: thew

                            the freakin website will not let me view this,a s i am not in the UK, but the US


                            1. re: thew

                              Gotcha now. Lucky thew got to eat several of the dishes that Mr O had come across in his tour of NYC. I'm going to have to get the book, now I "know" someone.

                              1. re: Harters

                                if someone can grab the file, or at least the part in the apartment dinner i'm in id love to have it emailed to me......

                  2. Anyone else see the Wyoming show? I thought he was funny and charming, but I didn't really learn anything new.

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                    1. re: Glencora

                      I thought it was the weakest of the three I've seen. None of the social observation of the Los Angeles episode; not as much food as New York.

                      1. re: Harters

                        I was fascinated by the Wyoming one. I thought there was a lot of observation into the lifestyle of real-life cowboys. It was like going back in time --- home on the range and all that --- to life-style that's as close to my suburban existence as a gang in LA is. (And I still can't get over the biggest fondue I've ever seen!)

                    2. Lots of good stuff in and around New Orleans in this week's episode. Again, a mix of social commentary and cooking mad eit an interesting hour.

                      The brief trailer for next week has him go elsewhere in the far south. Seemed pretty clear that the social commentary is going to be about issues of race.

                      1. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the New Orleans episode. Although it had some interesting bits, I didn't feel it made the place justice as did Bourdain when he was there. The street party was the best thing but I felt I didn't get to see much of the wonderful foods I know they have over there (I've not been but I know from what I've seen and read that the food culture is something else).

                        I loved how the 86-year-old lady who was showing him how to make gumbo teasingly chastised him for his comment about how you could find okra in some black streets in the UK. It was innocent on his part but she was quick to give him a ticking off.

                        I'm looking forward to the next one in the deep South. I think it will be mainly focused on religion as the trailer showed some images of churches and him praying in a group.