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Obama meets Oliver!

Hey, we’re just as excited as everyone else about President Barack Obama’s first trip to Europe as leader of the free world, and the G20 summit thing sounds cool and everything. But the big news in this household is who will be cooking for the Obamas in merry old England.

Jamie Oliver #1

You guessed it, amigos…our favorite male UK chef, Jamie Oliver, will be doing the honors at this year’s G20 Summit meeting in London. And while the official menu has yet to be announced, rumor is that Oliver is gearing up to serve the President and First Lady a simple meal of Welsh lamb, asparagus and flat bread with a side of English herb (aka wild garlic). Yum…sounds good to me.

And lest you think Oliver will be toiling all alone in that big old kitchen, fear not. Oliver is going to be helped along by a team of his apprentices from his iconic Fifteen Restaurant in London.

For those of you who missed Oliver’s rocking reality series “Jamie’s Kitchen” a couple of years back, Fifteen takes in unemployed, disadvantaged young people from around the country and trains them to be professional chefs. Cool, huh?

Jamie Oliver #2

Obama eating!

No word yet on whether the Obamas will have time to stop by the restaurant proper, but here’s hoping they find some time to chill with Jamie between courses. And though Oliver’s wife, the very pregnant Jules Oliver, will reportedly miss the event as it is taking place on her due date, word on the street is that both she and her husband are huge fans of our new President.

That’s right…even the English loves them some Obama. Rock on, Jamie O!

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Jamie & Jools Oliver expecting baby #3!

As crazy-huge fans of UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his super-cute, super-talented wife Jools, Chistine and I were very happy to hear today that the couple is expecting their third child in April. Yay!

Oliver often jokes about the fact that he feels outnumbered at home by Jools and his young daughters, Daisy Boo and Poppy, so hopefully they’ll have a boy this time to help even out the odds a little!

To read more about the impending addition to the Oliver household and see more totally unflattering UK tabloid pics of Jools’ baby bump — like the one above, taken last week in London — check out the full article here.

In the meantime, Christine and I will celebrate the good news tonight with one of our favorite Jamie Oliver meals: roast chicken with rosemary roast potatoes! Cheers, mates!

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