2 minutes chatting hangover cures and burning his nuts with Jamie Oliver

13th Feb 18 | Lifestyle

What happened when we subjected the Naked Chef to our quickfire food quiz.

He’s written over 20 books and is rarely off our screens, so chances are you think you already know everything about Jamie Oliver.

But not so fast: do you know what he had for dinner last night? Or what about how he likes his eggs? We thought not.

Jamie is known for being a chatty kind of bloke, so admittedly giving short, sharp answers isn’t exactly his forte. However, we managed to crack the whip to really get to the bottom of his food opinions.

Your ultimate death row, last-night-on-earth meal, would be… Mum’s roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, veggies from the garden, and one of her cracking desserts. Basically, family around the table – if I chose anything else it wouldn’t be right.

Despite all your efforts in the kitchen, you still can’t quite master… I tend to burn my nuts – I’m always burning my nuts!

Your favourite store cupboard essential has to be… Currently – other than olive oil – chipotle tabasco is a nice thing to have on hand.

The kitchen utensil you can’t live without is… A pestle and mortar.

If you get hungry late at night, the first snack you’ll reach for is… A quesadilla with chilli sauce.

Preferably your eggs would be… Silky style, I think I invented it.

Last night for dinner you tucked into… Kedgeree.

Your ultimate hangover cure is… Kedgeree and half a Guinness!

Right now, the five ingredients you’re reaching for are… Whole fennel seeds, fat jarred chickpeas, pistachios, fat waxed lemon and Geeta’s mango chutney. I don’t know who Geeta is, but she can make a fine mango chutney.

5 Ingredients — Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House, priced £26. Photography David Loftus.

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