Tweeps abuzz about Jamie Oliver's food crusade, Gordon Ramsay's music manners

This week's roundup of most popular food-related tweets includes a preview of
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution 2, otherwise known as "one man's attempt to conquer the processed food world one state at a time."

The preview, courtesy of radio and TV host Ryan Seacrest, promises an entertaining, drama-filled series with clips alternating between a defeated, teary-eyed chef, to a grown man dressed as a sugar snap pea being chased across the schoolyard by a gaggle of small children. Here are the top five food-related tweets in the last seven days, according to Tweetmeme, as of March 28, 9:30 AM GMT.

First look at 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' Season 2 Video : Ryan Seacrest

In the first season, British chef Jamie Oliver rode into Huntington, West Virginia like a caped food crusader with the aim of slimming down the fattest city in America. He faced a city of 50,000 pudgy, angry residents who were deeply offended at his audacity. Now, Oliver is taking his Food Revolution show to Los Angeles, population 11 million, where the LA school board shuts the door in his face, and kids are so clueless about food one kid thinks honey comes from bears. (94 tweets)

http://ryanseacrest.com/2011/03/22/first-look-at-jamie-olivers-food-revolution-season-2-video/

Schools try to boost learning with No Kid Hungry, LA Times

Funnily enough, the second most tweeted food-related item was a story from the LA Times about a school breakfast program, No Kid Hungry. The accompanying photo is of actor Jeff Bridges sitting at a table with schoolchildren. No mention, however, of Jamie Oliver. (52 tweets)

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-breakfast-20110324,0,1687822.story

The pinch-me-brilliant wines of Rhys Vineyards

A fawning ode to Rhys Vineyards in San Francisco, which the author proclaims produces the best New World pinot noirs he's ever had. (48)

http://www.slate.com/id/2288765/

Gordon Ramsay Pasta-versy adds spice to' American Idol'

The famously cantankerous British chef Gordon Ramsay disses an Italian mama's pasta and her good intentions before her daughter performs on American Idol. Tsk tsk Gordon. (40)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/03/24/gordon-ramsey-pasta-versy-hijacks-american-idol/

Bordeaux vineyards acquire taste for Chinese buyers

An interesting report on the surprising trend of Bordeaux winemakers facing increased competition from Chinese businessmen and investors who are snapping up struggling chateaux in the region. (40)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/mar/23/bordeaux-vineyards-welcome-chinese-buyers

Tweetmeme aggregates all the popular links retweeted on Twitter to determine which are most popular, according to categories, subcategories and channels.

 

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