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Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals - Jamie Oliver Dear Jamie,

I love your show and your determination to convince Americans to cook fresh food instead of eating processed crap. This might, however, work a little better if you considered writing for people who live in apartments and have no counter space. I just made your very lovely raspberry vanilla cheesecake recipe. (Oh! I just realized I completely left out the vanilla. Ah, well.) It also would have been helpful if you explained to me how to make orange and lemon zest. I had a vague idea that orange zest is grated orange peel, so I sliced the peel off of an orange and threw it into a blender. I don't own a grater. I'll have to correct that. Anyway, the cheesecake tastes quite yummy despite the omission of the vanilla, but it's a little more textured than I would have liked. Tiny chunks of orange and lemon peel, you see. Anyway, you should realize that people who have never used their ovens -- the ones you're trying to reach with your food revolution -- haven't the faintest clue what orange zest is or how to make it. I don't think they sell it at my supermarket. I don't know, as I've never cooked with orange zest before, and I'm, let's say, an intermediate level cook. Just something to think about for your next book. Viva la revoluciĆ³n!


P.S., I was only going to rate you three stars, but I bumped it up one just because I believe in what you're doing. I wish someone like you had done it when I was in school. Thanks, mate.