But not Jamie Oliver, who just won $100,000 from the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference. The prize recognizes “exceptional individuals” with “wishes big enough to change the world.”
He’s been a one man miracle in Britain, pressuring the government to spend $1 billion overhauling the country’s school lunch system, and founding a non-profit to train at-risk 18-24-year olds in the culinary arts.
Read his manifesto to educate people and children on eating well.
As a food writer,Oliver has written 10 cookbooks, translated into 29 languages, with almost 24 million copies sold in 56 countries.
While I’m on the subject of TED, there’s much to explore on the site, particularly free videos based on “ideas worth spreading.” Here’s a list of talks based on food. And as an aside: Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks once helped produce the TED annual conferences.