It's back to Jamie this week for a summer salad from his jamie's dinners book from 2004. It was around this time that he was involved in improving school dinners and the ethos behind the book is not about creating restaurant food but giving good quality options for families.
52 Cookbooks: the challenge is to cook a new recipe from one of my (many) cookbooks each week for a year...
He worked with Kidbrooke School in Greenwich which is just up the road from us.
The changes made to the school dinners went some way to improve the school exam results, which just goes to show you really are what you eat.
Jamie's views on this are well known, and in his own words:
"When I signed up as a dinner lady to make school dinners at Kidbrooke school in Greenwich, I wanted to show people what rubbish their kids were getting fed at school and how little government was spending. Basically, I wanted to get rid of the junk. I had to prove that, for the same price as a bag of crisps, just 37p, I could produce a properly cooked, nutritious meal at lunchtime."