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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been chosen to cook for world leaders at the G20 summit this week. The Daily Telegraph reports that Oliver is planning to serve lamb fresh from a Welsh hill farm in Snowdonia with flat bread, wild garlic and a starter of English asparagus for the meal at 10 Downing Street. Oliver will be cooking with apprentices from his Fifteen Restaurant in London, part of his group of restaurants that takes underprivileged youth and trains them to become chefs.This menu is quite simple fare compared to last July's G8 feast in Japan, an eight-course spread that included caviar, smoked salmon and Kyoto beef.
Jamie Oliver will have to surrender his mobile phone for security reasons but the Downing Street staff has promised to notify him if his wife, Jools, goes into labor. She is expected to deliver their third child on the same day.
UPDATE: The official menu has been published on Oliver's website:
Baked Scottish Salmon with Seashore Vegetables, Broad Beans, Herb Garden Salad, Mayonnaise and Wild Garlic-scented Irish Soda bread.
Vegetarian option: Childwickbury Goat's Cheese with Roast Shallots, Seashore Vegetables, Herb Green Salad and Wild Garlic-scented Irish Soda Bread (no mayo)
Slow-Roasted Shoulder of Welsh Lamb, very-first-of-the-season Jersey Royals (potatoes), first-of-the-season Asparagus and Wild St. George Mushrooms. Mint Sauce and Gravy.
Vegetarian option: Lovage & Potato Dumplings with first-of-the-season Asparagus and Wild St. George Mushrooms
Hot Bakewell Tart with Homemade Custard.