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Thursday 23 October 2014

Jamie Oliver: I want to do less

Jamie Oliver isn't planning to put his feet up just yet

Jamie Oliver has said he wants to do less in the next few years.

The TV chef has built up a restaurant empire, topped the best-seller lists, released a cookery range and enjoyed success cooking on the small screen and has his own production company.

But he said it was time to spend more time enjoying life - although he ruled out putting his feet up.

"Everyone always seems to think there's a massively strategic... strategy, but generally, there isn't.

"If anything, I'm doing less in the next 10 years. I've had my very experimental five years and I've learned lots from it. I've tried and tested lots of tiny things.

"Most of it has worked and a handful have failed, and that's what it's all about," said Jamie, whose latest venture, Food Tube, is a YouTube network dedicated to cookery videos.

"I think the next 15, 20 years is about doing less, being more focused, people, relationships - and having a good laugh."

:: The BBQ Book by DJ BBQ, The Cake Book by Cupcake Jemma and The Family Cook Book by Kerryann Dunlop are Jamie Oliver Food Tube books, published by Penguin, priced £7.99 each. Available now. Check out their videos on Jamie's Food Tube channel.

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It's important to treat yourself well. Constantly deferring to others will deprive you of the finer things in life. Carve time out of your busy schedule to pamper yourself. Taking a nap, solitary walk or hot bath will revive your spirits. Get into the habit of spending more money on creature comforts. Treat such as gourmet food, beautiful clothes and intriguing books are investments in your happiness. Others may object at being put farther down on your list of priorities, but that's their problem.More