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Chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver is out of the kitchen but turning up the heat. In his only talk in Australia this year, Jamie will serve up what he cares about most: promoting food education through his charity; inspiring people across the world to use fresh ingredients and the business of cooking.
Jamie Oliver has transformed the way we feed our children and ourselves.
For more than a decade, his books and TV series have inspired millions of people across the world to cook from scratch, and to learn to take pleasure in eating great food.
With a growing global obesity pandemic, and most governments seemingly unable to tackle the problem, Jamie is using his influence to bring attention to changes that we need to make to our lifestyles and diet.
Through his campaigns and his charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, Jamie has created initiatives to teach people how to cook delicious and nutritious food. Jamie’s Ministry of Food Centres have now opened in Australia, with support and funding from The Good Guys and initially, the Queensland State Government.
In this very special one-off event, Jamie Oliver will share how he combines his culinary skills with activism and a deep belief in the power of community to create a recipe for change.
Tuesday 6 March, 2012
The Regent Theatre
191 Collins Street, Melbourne
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Tickets $42.45 or $27.45 concession at wheelercentre.com
Selected for the 2012 United States Board of Books for Young People (USBBY) list of Outstanding International Books for children and young adults.
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DK unveils revolutionary interactive reading experience built with Apple’s innovative iBooks
DK today announced the publication of four revolutionary illustrated multimedia books using Apple's innovative iBooks, available now on the iBookstore. Heralding a new standard of illustrated eBooks, the four titles - My First ABC, Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Life, DK Natural History: Insects and DK Natural History: Mammals-Carnivores -combine video, sound, 3-D models, galleries and animations for the first time in a digital book form. These new DK books are based on titles that have sold over one million copies in more than 20 languages. A fifth title, Baking, will be launched in February with more to follow in the coming months.
Created by a team of DK award-winning editors and designers, information on the screen springs to life to bring fresh insight and excitement to a whole range of subjects and interests that encourage learning in the home.
- A 3-D model of a velociraptor skeleton
- An animation showing the step-by-step formation of a fossil
- A movie of a tiger hunting and a brown bear catching salmon
- Microscopic images of insects’ eyes and wings
- The sound of a Madagascan hissing cockroach
John Duhigg, Deputy CEO of DK, said: “Today represents a giant leap for how illustrated books will work in the digital world. The experience these new iBooks provide is thoroughly immersive and will encourage all those with a natural curiosity to get excited about the world around them in a bold new way. This is a significant moment for illustrated content and, particularly for DK who has always been at the forefront of digital innovation. Imaginative use of technology, design and editorial is at the heart of everything that DK does so we’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting launch”
John Duhigg, Deputy CEO of DK, is available for comment. For more information please contact, Rachel Kempster at DK US on 0011-1-646-674-4051.
“We were honoured when in July last year, Jim Stynes chose Penguin to be the publishers of his inspirational story. Jim has made a real difference to other people’s lives throughout his football career, his work with Reach and now his journey with cancer. He always tells it like it is – he stands tall when facing life’s biggest challenges, and is generous in sharing what he has learnt along the way. This book will bring all of that and more to readers later this year.” Andrea McNamara, Publisher
Jim Stynes’ Story, by Jim Stynes, Michael Joseph, rrp $39.95 will be published in September 2012.
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Two Lantern titles have been shortlisted for the Gourmand Best in the World competition in two categories.
Guillaume: Food for Friends by Guillaume Brahimi has been shortlisted in the Australia/Pacific category, while The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto and David Dale has been shortlisted in the Italian Cuisine category.
Winners will be announced 6 March 2012 in Paris.