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Jamie Oliver Thinks Cooking Should Be Part Of Primary Curriculum

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver believes Aussie primary school children should be learning how to cook.

He made the call while talking about his Food Revolution Day during an interview on Network Ten's show The Project.

"So this year we're trying to get everyone to do a global petition for the right for every child to have the right to access practical cooking lessons at primary school, and that is really relevant to kids here in Australia as well," Oliver said.

Oliver is Down Under at the moment spreading the good word about getting people to cook food from scratch.

He will bring his Food Revolution live to the Sydney Opera House on Sunday where he plans to cook and entertain from the stage.

And even the giant of home cooking is a little bit awe-struck by the mighty Opera House.

"I've been dreaming of playing there for years and it's always been booked out, but we managed to get two shows and I really wanted to do a family show, get kids and parents in there, and just have a laugh, cook food, get people going, interact with them and it's going to be good. I'm looking forward to it," he said.

The British chef also has a TV show called Food Fight Club with his friend Jimmy Doherty, during which he instils a healthy ethos.

"The first rule of Food Fight Club is no junk food. It's proper food, real food and just having a laugh really," he said.

He also revealed the show is filmed in the same spot as the chef himself was conceived.

"It's on the end of Southend Pier (in England) which is famed for being the longest pleasure pier in the world but also the conception place of me which is kind of special," he said.

"My mum is not very impressed that everyone in the world knows where I was conceived."

AAP

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