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[12/16/11 - 01:46 PM]
Jamie Oliver Returns to BBC America on January 3
"Jamie's American Road Trip," a six-part series, premieres on Tuesday, January 3 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from BBC America]

JAMIE OLIVER RETURNS TO BBC AMERICA ON JANUARY 3

Jamie meets cowboys, the gumbo queen, gator hunters, ex-gang members and high society ladies on his road trip across America

On January 3, Jamie Oliver (@JamieOliver) returns to BBC AMERICA with a new six part series, Jamie's American Road Trip. In a country as diverse as the United States, Jamie has found an opportunity for the ultimate food trip - a chance to explore places, ingredients, food culture and traditions. This epic journey takes Jamie to the heart of America: its people, culture, music and most importantly, its food. Jamie's American Road Trip premieres on Tuesday, January 3, 10:00pm ET/PT.

With the intent of unearthing the heart of great American food, getting past the junk and super-sized portions, Jamie set out on what he knew would be an inspiring trip. Jamie's instincts were right on. From New York to New Orleans, the dynamism of Los Angeles to the big skies of Wyoming, he found what he was looking for - some of the most diverse and delicious recipes he has ever come across.

Jamie delves deep into American society to uncover fascinating personal stories, try real American food and meet the most interesting but unsung chefs and food producers the country has to offer.

On a journey of discovery into parts of this vast country that few visitors rarely see, Jamie meets cowboys in Wyoming, an alligator-hunting grandmother in Louisiana, ex-gang members in LA and high-society ladies in Georgia. He finds Native Americans fighting to preserve their food culture in Arizona and experiences New York's 'melting pot' of street food.

Jamie Oliver first debuted on BBC AMERICA with his series The Naked Chef in 2007. Jamie's American Road Trip is a Fresh One production that is distributed internationally by FremantleMedia Enterprises.

BBC AMERICA delivers US audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy, four Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 71 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.





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