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May 11, 2009

Ryan Seacrest, Jamie Oliver plan new food reality show


ABC has ordered six episodes of a new "unscripted" (I hate that term, but "reality" is even farther off the mark) series produced by British chef Jamie Oliver and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter.

It will feature makeovers of America's unhealthiest cities, a description that raises more questions that it answers.  The show, which doesn't have a name yet, will air sometime next year.

While we're at it, anyone want to take a crack at a name? ...


The story says that the six cities being made over will be chosen from a list of America's fattest cities. When I Googled, the only list I found was one in that fine scientific publication Men's Fitness.

Unfortunately, Baltimore is probably too low down at No. 17 to be in the running, and too high up to be healthy.

(Ryan Seacrest, above/AP photo; Jamie Oliver/Getty Images)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 12:10 PM | | Comments (18)


Ryan Seacrest + Jamie Oliver = I just threw up in my mouth

You see, this is why Helen eats your lunch.

American Waistland

"Death on a Plate" may be too obvious. How about?

"Quick, the Ipecac!"
"Binge, Purge, Repeat"
"American Bulimiac"

Big fan of Jamie Oliver, and the Food Network commits a sin by burying his only show on the channel Friday mornings at like 9:30 or something. Welcome to America, the Fattest Country in thw World!

Remembering that this is Televison, I it more than likely
that fine scientific publication Men's Fitness may very probably be the authoritative study.

Think again duffster. BTW have you seen the bloated carcass of smarmy Jamie Oliver lately? I don't think he should be giving out advice on weight loss.

Australian Bellies Bulge Past America's
Shu-Ching Jean Chen, 06.20.08, 12:16 PM ET

The astonishing speed with which Australians are adding weight has enabled the country to clam an unsavory title: fattest country among the world's major economies.

Quietly but surely, more than a quarter of the Australian adult population, 26% of its 15.1 million, has become obese, compared with 25% in the United States, according to a comprehensive survey,

"Sybaris 90210"

Hard to take advice from someone (Jamie) who named his children Daisy Boo, Poppy Honey and Petal Blossom Rainbow. And that gawd-awful Essex accent he's got is grating, innit?

I find it hard to say English and chef in the same sentence without cracking up. Kind of like Mexican stock market. That wanker had a recipe for quick potato soup on his web site that called for a bag of potato chips (crisps) crumbled into broth. Really.

oops, I like Jamie Oliver too, at least as a tv personality (don't really know his food), find him charming.

double oops, I like Ryan Seacrest!

OMG, for real on the potato crisps? I couldn't find it.

Jamie Oliver must have lost his contract as the Pillsbury Doughboy body double. He's really, truly creepy.

It was removed after people made fun of him. It was on there about a year ago.

That wanker had a recipe for quick potato soup on his web site that called for a bag of potato chips (crisps) crumbled into broth.

Sounds like drunk bachelor food to me.

By the way, people from the state that visits here most often, Alabama, has the highest obesity rates of any state.

I would concur.

With luck, they'll go to Detroit first, then we won't have to worry about them anymore.

How about "Chubby Chasers"?

I believe I read that Fortune named Huntington WV as the most obese place in America. I have a close friend that lives there and he is close to 400 lbs. now, so it may be true.

Naked Idol

Indoor voices, please.

Did someone turn on the Bat Sign, ur, Crazy Beacon?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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