Jamie Oliver Gets a Heartwarming Birthday Surprise from His Staff ... and Darth Vader (VIDEO)

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is a huge Star Wars fan. So when his 40th birthday rolled around, his staff found it most fitting to have Darth Vader lead the office bash.

The restaurateur was greeted at his door with a knock by Lord Vader himself, flanked by two stormtroopers.

“Jamie Oliver, please come with us,” the man in Vader garb says in the clip.

Jamie Oliver Disciplined His Daughter By Sneaking Super-Hot Pepper Into Her Food

From the don’t-try-this-at-home files: Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said recently that he secretly gave his 12-year-old daughter, Poppy, one of the world’s hottest peppers in order to discipline her, according to The Daily Mail.

VIDEO: Watch Taylor Swift and Jamie Oliver 'Bake It Off'

In a new video to benefit Stand Up to Cancer, Taylor Swift battles chef Jamie Oliver in a baking competition with plenty of shade-throwing, dirty looks and awkward dance moves.

See Rachael Ray, Jamie Oliver and Other Cooking Stars Get Soaked in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Leave it to the food pros to add some special flavor to their versions of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been sweeping the nation on social media the last few weeks.

Jamie Oliver did his with a Flashdance theme, Mario Batali got iced while standing in a tranquil lake and Anthony Bourdain cursed even before someone threw water on his head and then fell fully dressed into a pool!

Calling All Kids to the Kitchen: Make Jamie Oliver's Rainbow Salad Wrap

Finally, a reason you’ll want your kid to pick up that iPad — to look up this colorful wrap recipe from Jamie Oliver.

10 Instagram Feeds Food Lovers Should Follow in 2014


It may be the Year of the Selfie, but for the food-obsessed, social media exists only to share adventures in eating. From drool-worthy indulgences (birthday cake bathed in caramel) to bizarre brags (sautéed a sea turtle, anyone?) feast your eyes on these foodies’ Instagram feeds. (While you’re at it, follow PEOPLE Great Ideas on Instagram, too.)

Celebrity Smoothies and Juices: These Stars Reveal Their Healthiest Drinks


After a Birkin bag or a giant pair of sunglasses, a designer veggie drink may be the most sought-after Hollywood accessory.

Fanatics swear that these concoctions make skin glow, boost energy levels and aid weight loss, making them the perfect antidote to a few days of overindulging. We’ve got the scoop on what the stars are sipping, along with some easy recipes to try at home.

Jamie Oliver's Frozen Fruit Smoothie

Jamie Oliver’s Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Makes 2

1 ripe banana
1 glass (about 8 oz.) frozen fruit
2 heaping tbsp. natural yogurt
1 small handful oats
1 small handful mixed nuts
1 glass (about 8 oz.) soy milk, skim milk or apple juice
honey to taste, optional

1. Peel and slice your banana and put it into a blender with your frozen fruit and the yogurt.

2. Whiz it up and add the oats and nuts.

Make Jamie Oliver's Pear and Apple Salad for World Food Day

Having guests over for dinner this week? Then you have a chance to feed more than just your friends.

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has named Oct. 16th World Food Day, a campaign to heighten public awareness about hunger in the world—and eventually defeat it. Here’s where you come in: While you’re eating dinner, talk to your guests about where your food comes, who grows it and the little things you can do to help farmers and farmland in your community. (Hey, that tomato was grown somewhere, right?)

Make Jamie Oliver's Yogurt Popsicles Recipe for Food Revolution Day

When it comes to eating, Friday doesn’t have to be just an ordinary day. British chef Jamie Oliver wants you to think about what you eat by celebrating his second annual Food Revolution Day.

“For me, this is the one day for us all to get together and shout about the importance of food education and the need to share and pass on food knowledge and cooking skills,” says Oliver, who’s designated May 17th as Food Revolution Day.