Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club

Series 1 - Episode 2

Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Gwyneth Paltrow brings some superstar sparkle to Southend-on-Sea when she shimmers into Jamie and Jimmy’s end-of-the-pier restaurant. She’s good fun, too, as she spills a marital secret – husband Chris Martin has cooked twice and both attempts ended with the arrival of the fire brigade. Seriously.

Paltrow is a big pal of Jamie Oliver – Martin secured the chef’s services
to give his wife a cookery lesson as a birthday present – and she knows her way around a kitchen. She also throws herself into the blokey silliness with
a daft game involving marshmallows, and manages to hold on to her dignity during a rollercoaster ride.

But there is a vaguely serious purpose to the show, which this week champions British sausages. Our two Essex crusaders head to Germany to try to persuade a Bavarian prince to ditch the wurst in his restaurant for our version. Prepare for much sausage-based ribaldry.

About this programme

2/4. Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty travel to Germany to pit British sausages against foreign alternatives, and Jimmy also takes on a stomach-turning food-tasting challenge in the name of science. Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow cooks pasta at the pair's seaside cafe in Southend, Essex, where she contends with a food fight involving marshmallows, before joining the duo for a burger and fries on a rollercoaster.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
Jamie Oliver
Presenter
Jimmy Doherty
Guest
Gwyneth Paltrow

Crew

Executive Producer
Dermot Caulfield
Executive Producer
Zoe Collins
Series Director
Chris Faith
Series Producer
Suzy Ratner
Categories
Food