Arts and Entertainment Alain de Botton: 'We need a Jamie Oliver of architecture because architecture is now where food was 20 years ago'

We get what we deserve when it comes to the uninspiring buildings devoid of design in which many of us live and work, according to a panel  member of the first government-commissioned review into architecture in more than a decade.

West Virginia eats Jamie Oliver for breakfast

Chef reduced to tears by US reaction to his new show about healthy eating

Pandora: Young Prezza makes new Commons bid

While John Prescott is busy enjoying his political swansong in typically bullish fashion, I hear another member of the Prezza dynasty has quietly launched a fresh bid for a parliamentary career of his own.

Joan Smith: The food revolution we still await

For all that Rose Gray did, much of what people eat is pre-cooked rubbish

Rose Gray, founder of River Café, dies

Chef championed fresh ingredients and inspired a new wave of culinary stars

Pandora: Thanks for the diet, now make a wish

News to dispel any lingering doubts about Jamie Oliver's ability to crack the American market: today the Naked Chef is to be awarded the United States' prestigious TED Foundation Award.

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Jamie Oliver chef jailed after theft confession

A chef who featured in a scheme set up by celebrity cook Jamie Oliver was today give a 25-month jail term after a judge heard how he was part of a gang which stole four million pounds worth of Cartier jewellery from an airport warehouse.

Jamie Oliver takes on America's fast-food culture

Jamie Oliver has put the most unhealthy town in the US on a diet for a new show. So how do Americans view this chirpy interloper – and can they stomach his anti-obesity drive? The New York Times' Alex Witchel reports

Keith Floyd

I felt I had to write to tell you how utterly unkind and distasteful I found Paul Levy's obituary of Keith Floyd (16 September), writes Miles Fielding.

If we all love Jamie and Nigella, why can't most of us even boil an egg?

Tom Parker Bowles tells literary festival that Britain is nation of 'food voyeurs'

HMV buys half of 7digital to drive online expansion

Digitally remastered Beatles back catalogue set for release next week

Leading article: Turkey Twizzled

For a generation whose palates were educated on Turkey Twizzlers, school meals will never be the same again. From this week, every school canteen option must be a healthy one. Even if you choose pizza every day, it will be a more nutritious version, not the pizza of the past.

Jamie's school dinners for all

New rules on healthy canteen menus inspired by TV chef come into force in secondary schools across the country

Hardeep Singh Kohli: The Nearly Naked Chef, The Gilded Balloon

Known for fleeting small screen appearances, Hardeep Singh Kohli's stock has simmered with the short-lived sitcom Meet The Magoons, another Channel 4 series Hardeep Does, Celebrity Masterchef and BBC's The One Show, from which Kohli was last month suspended for "inappropriate behaviour" towards a female colleague. Tonight, Kohli says he will deal with this issue in the show. But he doesn't, which is a shame as his show desperately needs some flavour.

Joan Smith: If Jamie Oliver can't change our eating habits, who can?

It's the story with everything: food, health, class and one of the country's biggest celebrities. Four years ago, Jamie Oliver launched a hugely popular campaign to banish junk food from school dinners; out went burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, and in came jacket potatoes, fresh fruit and yogurt. Oliver's television series Jamie's School Dinners was widely praised, and the Government came up with a £627m healthy-eating initiative for schools. Take-up of school dinners, which fell below half the nation's schoolchildren as long ago as 1984, was expected to rise as parents seized the opportunity to improve their kids' health.

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