In Jamie’s current series, Jamie’s Super Food, he visits a shiitake mushroom forest farm in South Korea. The second biggest producer of shiitake mushrooms in the world (just after China), South Korea produces an incredible 41,876 tonnes of the funghi every year.
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’.
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.
Nothing beats the sweet smell of warm vanilla sponge, fresh from the oven. This super-reliable cupcake recipe is a great one to make with kids, or if you’re batch baking for a party or cake sale. It’s a simple six-step recipe that should be in every baker’s bible.
Without a doubt, salmon is one of our favourite fish, and it’s not hard to see why – it’s easy to cook, incredibly versatile and totally delicious. We asked seafood expert Bart van Olphen to spill his secrets for creating show-stopping salmon dishes.
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.
I wholeheartedly believe that cooking is up there as one of the most valuable skills you can teach a child, right alongside reading and writing.
Chicken is one of the most versatile meats you can cook with. It takes on other flavours really well, and is a great base for all sorts of different recipes from across the globe.