Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Celebrity Chef’s Worst Enemy? David Letterman!

For this weekend’s filler clip I’m posting this very amusing bit of video from the David Letterman show, featuring Jamie Oliver. I’m a big Jamie Oliver fan. I like his simple approach and real enthusiasm (unlike many TV Chef’s who just turn on the passion for the camera). Famous Chefs have been going on Letterman for years to plug books, shows, new restaurants, etc., and they all have basically the same experience; as they are trying to cook their signature dish, Mr. Letterman is goofing around, asking bizarre questions to distract them, drinking olive oil, pretending to burn or cut himself, and generally doing everything possible to prevent the poor Chef from finishing his or her dish properly.

It’s basically a running gag by now, and several Chefs will no longer appear on the show for fear of being made to look like a fool again. Well, Jamie Oliver does a great job in this clip of holding it all together. He actually keeps Letterman under control (sort of), finishes the dish (which looked great), got his plug in for the Children’s School Lunch Program he was involved in, and, my personal favorite part of the demo, tells guest Tom Cruise “to be a man.” By the way the dish he was making was a Thai noodle dish that translated to “Fairy Purse.” Insert your own joke here. Enjoy!

11 comments:

Lord Kobol said...

Good blog! like Kirai's one

julianwang4 said...

Try chug a whole bottle!

Chef John said...

I prefer to sip a nice olive oil. ;)

Anonymous said...

very funny

sarah said...

let's get a recipe for this!

Anonymous said...

hilarious..

mikie said...

god bless jamie oliver, i'm a fellow brit and this guy is amazing, he opened a restaurant with under privileged children and trained them up as cooks...

SM said...

"Fairy Purse"...sounds like something Tom Cruise would carry!

Chef John said...

funny, but totally inappropriate! ;)

Jon said...

I didn't expect to find this as hilarious as I did. The olive oil chugging was hilarious.

Tom Cruise was a bit of a tool, though. After the first "Call me Tom" it should have been clear that no one was listening to him.

Anonymous said...

I love Jamie Oliver since he was a" naked chef" . So sad that he married his high school sweet heart and leave me heart - broken :))
Love your blog !