Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lifestyle: Chef Jamie Oliver's Cookbook Follows JK Rowling's Sales of Harry Potter

Cheeky British celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver, 35, is the best-selling author of Britain after JK Rowling.

The UK sales of his cookbooks including his latest, Jamie's 30-Minute Meals released at the end of September, already gained him £101.55 million.

This phenomenon of being able to sell non-fiction books at a rate of 80,000 copies a week is beefed up by his television series and Sainsbury products which he endorses.

Jamie's 30-Minute Meals' closest rival in the Guinness World Records is 35,000 copies behind.

Oliver, also known as the Naked Chef due to the simple way he cooks, already wrote 12 cookbooks and topped the bestseller charts more than 30 times.

Oliver has a £65million fortune to which he is expected to add another £10million next year.  This chef is taking in money like Premier League footballers.

Oliver successfully revolutionized the British school food program through Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.  However, the US version of this show wasn't received in a similar fashion.

Jamie Oliver sure knows how to invite good karma so much so when he declined to comment on foul-mouthed Chef Gordon Ramsay's calling him a “one pot wonder”.