A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Chef Jamie's cooking is geared toward being creative and successful with whatever you have on hand.
Positive Role Models
Jamie Oliver is a talented chef who is encouraging and thoughtful about his audience.
Products & Purchases
Chef Jamie does show canned goods and other grocery items, but no brands are mentioned.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On is an instructional cooking show that focuses on quick and healthy family meals that can be completed by home cooks of varying skill levels. Host Jamie Oliver is a British chef and TV personality. Keep Cooking and Carry On is geared toward families stuck at home during the COVID-19 shutdown, and its intention is to give families ideas for easy meals to make out of what can commonly be found in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. He focuses on meals that can be made in a variety of ways, so if a particular ingredient isn't available, an equally tasty alternative can easily be found without leaving the house. It's a show meant to help families quarantining during COVID-19, but it also provides an accessible introduction to cooking fundamentals, as well as how to think about making food that is creative, healthy, and practical.
Is It Any Good?
Even in this age of information, it can be difficult to learn how to do simple things. Thousands of guitar instructors can be found online, but try finding someone who can teach you how to do laundry properly. What makes Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On so great is that he keeps things simple and accessible, which is rarer than it seems. Many TV chefs put flourishes on their food that can be difficult to replicate at home, but Chef Jamie seems truly invested in getting families through mealtimes in a way that is fun, quick, and stress-free. Over time, he provides viewers with cooking fundamentals that can come in handy for years to come.
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