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Jamie Oliver and the Slaughter of the Lamb

World reknown Television food chef Jamie Oliver has found himself in a bit of hot water after slaughtering a lamb on a recent show of his.

Advocates for Animals, said Oliver should be “thoroughly ashamed” because the lamb was fully concious when it was slaughtered. But People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have come down on Mr. Oliver’s side…sorta. They said “In slaughterhouses, the stun gun often misses the mark and animals remain concious. Showing this scene can hit home the message of cruelty.”

The press in Britain has been having a less restrained response, with editorials peppering the papers, mostly against The Naked Chef’s choice, adding that the slaughter should not have been on the television at a time when children could watch it.

Personally, I think it’s important for everyone, not just adults, to understand where their food comes from. Killing animals happens to be part of the process. The further away a person gets away from that fact, the less they understand food. Should a child watch it? That’s up for the parents to decide.

As for the humane treatment of the lamb? Do they think that the slaughter of animals is in any way a wonder to behold? Regardless of the method of the slaughter, it’s still a violent act, not one pleasant to behold.

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Iron Chef

Seriously....This is an advertisement. $100 bucks!
This is making the rounds on a few food blogs today…check out the ads for Iron Chef America, if you’re into that kinda thing.

Part of the reason I’m pimpin’ this link is that local Seattle Chefs Tom Douglas and Tamara Murphy are both featured this season. That and Food Network is paying me mad money for the shout out.

Go Tom and Tamara! Represent!

Calling all Seattle Chefs…

Do you think you can out cook Booby Bobby Flay?

Do you believe yourself to be more of a personality than Emeril?

Do you wish to be on a PBS reality show?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then get yourself down to the Art Institute of Seattle on Feb. 4, between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m

“Why”, you ask? Because that’s when they are hoding auditions for the new reality show “Cooking Under Fire“

From the press release:

You can audition to be one of 12 contestants competing for a kitchen position in one of celebrity chef Todd English‘s restaurants in New York City. The series, which premieres April 27 on PBS, will be hosted by English and chef Ming Tsai.

If you think you’ve got the chops to cook in New York city, under the tutelage of one the premier chefs in the nation, then give the audition a shot.

Me? I’ll stick to cooking at home thank you very much. I’ll be watching y’all with an amaretto sour in one hand and a remote control in the other.