or Some Saucy Pasta
In 2005, Jamie Oliver, also known as the “Naked Chef” undertook a food journey for Channel 4, partly as an adventure to mark his 30th birthday, and partly to do what he does best, entertain us with food.
The most noticeable element of this trip, was that he would undertake the trip in a Vintage 59 Volkswagen Split Window Samba Camper towing a custom made mobile kitchen. Now, this was no ordinary Camper, like the ones the Hippies used in the sixties, Jamie’s baby had a few extras, like a Porsche 2.4 914 engine, alloy wheels, about £10,000 of extras including satnav, two televisions, a PlayStation, and an audio upgrade.
Sounds like the makings of the perfect road trip, right. According to Oliver it actually was not.
“To be honest it was a complete pain. It was towing a heavy trailer so perhaps it’s not surprising that it broke down several times.”
The idea of having a compact vehicle that you can also live in, is a good one nd it is a pity that Oliver’s experience was not a good one, or we had had several more “naked “ road trips.
Here is the first episode of the series and the rest can be found here