Jamie Oliver’s son Buddy wowed fans this week after the celebrity chef shared a throwback video to Instagram of the then 10-year-old preparing a tuna pasta dish.
In a clip shared to the star’s social media yesterday, believed to have been filmed two years ago, Buddy, now 12, was in high spirits as he made a “super easy” tuna pasta recipe, which he dubbed ” delicious.’
He showed off his knife skills as he chopped leeks and garlic for the recipe before adding a can of tomatoes and tuna and cooking the pasta.
Sharing the clip with the Cooking Buddies brand, Jamie wrote: “Who’s on #HalfTerm this week? My boy buddy has loads of delicious recipes on my website for you and the kids to dig into, like this super easy tuna pasta…he got his love for pasta from his dad haha.
Many of the chef’s followers were stunned by the video, with one writing: “I think he may be following in dad’s footsteps but with his own style. I like this!’
Jamie Oliver’s son Buddy wowed fans this week after the celebrity chef shared a video on Instagram of his then 10-year-old preparing a tuna pasta dish
Jamie shared the clip with the caption, “Cooking Buddies,” and said his son got his love of pasta from his dad
Meanwhile, another wrote: ‘You are definitely your father’s son.’
A third added: “Knife skills better than most adults!”
A fourth commented he was a “mini Jamie,” while another wrote, “He’s a natural.”
At the beginning of the video, an enthusiastic buddy said, “Hi guys, it’s Buddy and today I’m showing you how to make one of my favorite dishes – Tuna Noodles.
“The thing is I’ve never done it before and we’ll just see how it goes. And you will come with me!’
He explained he wanted to shred a leek using the “tap chop” method and said, “You want nice thin slices.”
He then used a “cross-chop method” to cut the leeks into smaller pieces and place the pieces in an oily pan.
He added a chili and explained, “After I chop the chili I’m going to wash my hands because I was on a trip once and I touched a chili and touched my eyes.
Meanwhile, many of Jamie’s fans praised the 10-year-old in the video, with some calling him “a natural” in the kitchen
“It didn’t work out, I can’t say it was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Impersonating his mother in a high-pitched voice, he said, “My mother told me not to do it, she said, ‘No, mate, don’t do that! It’s not a good idea! “
Adding his garlic to the pan, he said, “You can see how the leeks and chiles are carmalized, but be careful at this stage because you don’t want to burn yourself.”
He added a can of tomatoes, poured them into his hands and squeezed the tomatoes to release their juice.
He said, “We’re going to add the tuna now, we’re going to flake it in here.”
In the clip, the then 10-year-old could be seen carefully chopping a leek and offering cooking tips to Jamie’s fans
He proceeded to whip up the tuna dish before adding spaghetti to a pan and describing the meal as “lovely”.
Buddy added a pinch of pepper and some water before cooking his spaghetti, saying, “The noodles are naturally softer.”
After draining the noodles and pouring them into the sauce, he said, “Nice, nice, nice.”
He mixed pasta and sauce before placing the food on a plate. He added: “Don’t be mean to me in the comments!”
He cheekily wiped the side of the plate with his sleeve before grating parmesan onto the top of the bowl.
He said, “Let’s try! That’s definitely better than Dads.’
Buddy is one of celebrity chef Jamie’s five children he shares with his wife Jools and appears to share his love of cooking (pictured Jamie and Jools Oliver with their children Poppy, Daisy, Petal and River).
The video was praised by Jamie’s followers, and even A-lister Jennifer Anniston liked the clip.
Jamie shares four other children with his wife Jools, Poppy, 20, Daisy, 19, Petal, 13, and River, six.
Buddy isn’t the only celebrity kid to have tried her hand at cooking in recent weeks.
David and Victoria Beckham’s son Brooklyn has been cooking for Instagram videos for the past few years as he shares basic tips on dishes like burgers and sandwiches with his followers.
Buddy’s tuna pasta
- 1 leek
- ½ a fresh chilli, optional
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 x 400 g tin of high-quality plum tomatoes
- 1 x 80 g can of tuna in spring water, from sustainable sources
- 130 grams of dried spaghetti
- 2 sprigs of fresh basil
- parmesan, to serve
- Halve, wash and thinly slice the white part of the leek (save the green part of the leaf for broth or soup). Halve, deseed and finely chop the chili (if using), peel and finely chop the garlic.
- Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with ½ tablespoon olive oil. Add the chopped vegetables to the pan and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring regularly.
- Press in the tomatoes (or break them up with a wooden spoon). Fill the can 1/4 full with water, swirl around to pick up the last of the tomato chunks, and pour into the pan.
- Drain and flake the tuna in it, then add a pinch of black pepper and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down and let it simmer, stirring regularly, while you cook your pasta.
- Cook the noodles in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water according to package directions, then drain, reserving a cup of the starchy cooking water.
- Add the pasta to the sauce, pour in some of the reserved pasta water so that the sauce sticks, then stir well over the heat.
- Use tongs to spread the noodles among your bowls. Pluck the basil leaves and cut into fine slices, then sprinkle on top and serve with a good grated Parmesan cheese.
– Substitute green onions or regular onions in place of the leeks if you prefer.
– Use any pasta shape you like – penne, fusilli or bow tie pasta would all be delicious!