Jamie Oliver's Not-So-Local Scottish Sauce Controversy





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Some folks in Scotland aren't thrilled with Jaime Oliver. The Scotland Herald reports that the U.K.'s ever-present reminder to eat local food might not be staying true to his word in one of his restaurants. Jamie's Italian in Glasgow is using pasta sauce factory-made 400 miles away. Chefs at Oliver's only restaurant in Scotland reheat the sauce, which is made by the chef's catering company in Oxfordshire. A spokesperson for Oliver claims the centrally-made sauce is necessary for the restaurant chain's consistency. Some customers aren't thrilled. "Tourist Venceslas Seidel, 30, visiting the city from his home in Lille, France, said it was a shock. 'When you are paying a certain price for things, you are looking for quality. I don't think it's out of the ordinary now though, as a lot of French restaurants are doing this now particularly in the tourist areas.'"

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