He discovers that South Koreans eat twice as many vegetables as we do here in the UK, and that they always pay close attention to the balance and colour of their veg, aiming to truly ‘eat the rainbow’.
Around the world
In Jamie’s current TV series, Jamie’s Super Food, he’s uncovering the foodie secrets of some of the healthiest nations on the planet. This week sees him in Switzerland, where the population lives to a remarkable 82.6 years on average, and the childhood obesity rate is an impressively low 6%.
Life expectancy in Switzerland is an impressive 82.6 years – the fourth highest in the world. The Swiss are also the third biggest apples eaters on the globe. This week, Jamie visits Alpine apple farmers and gets to the core of this incredibly popular fruit.
South Korea has staggeringly low obesity rates – just 6%, compared to 25% of obese Brits. With seafood being a major part of the South Korean diet, Jamie paid a visit to the famous Haenyeo ‘diving ladies’ of Jeju island, who free-dive impressive depths to catch their seafood bounty by hand.
There’s something about fruit from tropical climes that quenches and cools like no other. Seek out these exotic imports in summer, using our guide below to help you.
Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of a plant, whose scientific name is Manihot esculenta or, more commonly, cassava. It is a typical Brazilian delicacy, native to South America.
Enchiladas are very traditional in Mexican cuisine, with their appearance varying according to the region in which they’re made – often appearing as a dish in themselves, or as an accompaniment to chicken or carne asada (sliced grilled beef).
Making your own tortillas at home is so quick and easy – once you’ve tried them, you’ll never look back! Follow this step-by-step recipe to get them perfect every time.
Everyone loves a good chutney especially if it is made using seasonal, local produce. I do like to make quick and simple chutneys at home that vary in flavours.
Whether you’re a visitor or a London native, there’s nothing quite like wandering the streets of the city and making a pitstop for a beautiful brunch along the way.