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The family that works together…

AP Photo/J Pat Carter

At first glance, this picture may appear out of place on a sewing and crafts blog, but I did make the skirt I’m wearing! ┬áThis is me, my husband and my son… and Jamie Oliver. We spent the weekend at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. My husband covered the festival for AP. He did video interviews with about 15 food celebrities over two days, and I wrote stories to go along with them. My mom came with us to watch Parker, who stopped by at one point and decided he wanted to “help” so we let him interview Jamie Oliver before the real interview. He did a great job writing out a little script. (Parker: “Food keeps us healthy and strong. What do your kids eat?” Jamie: “Anything with pasta. Or chocolate.”)

AP posted the first five minutes of each interview on YouTube. You can also find them all on my husband’s blog here. Of all the stories I wrote, I think the one in which Jamie Oliver called Sarah Palin a “froot loop” got the most attention:)

(Editing to add a few links to the stories in addition to the videos. We wrote 10 total, so I won’t list them all! But I found Melissa d’Arabian’s ideas for getting kids involved in “cooking” behind actual cooking very interesting, particularly her comments about treating cooking like an arts and crafts project. If you’re interested in reading more, just Google my name, Holly Ramer, and “Wine and Food Festival”)

Jamie Oliver: food for kids a civil rights issue

Ted Allen: food fights shouldn’t be political

DiSpirito: ditch the calories, keep the sin

d’Arabian stretches definition of kids’ cooking

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