Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

Series 6 - Episode 1

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Review

TV’s most energised cookery show returns to that cool café on the end of Southend Pier. For my money there’s no other series that hums with the joy of food and the joy of eating as reliably as this one.

And to start series six, Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty have a Doctor in the house: Jodie Whittaker is their star guest, readily admitting, when faced with the amount of food to get through, “I’ve made a right error, I’ve worn Spanx.”

But the heart of the show is the recipes that fly past at thrilling speed, including a US-inspired pork roast with bourbon and “dirty gravy” and a crab pasta dish that’s so simple the boys get kids to cook it on the beach.

But it’s all about the memories connected with food, too. Just look at the grateful amazement on Whittaker’s face when she realises the programme has unearthed the exact massaman curry she remembers fondly from her days backpacking in Thailand. And then… she has to cook it.

Summary

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty's end-of-the-pier cafe is open once again for business and this series kicks off with Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker dropping in for a cooking lesson that's out of this world. In a cafe about the size of the Tardis, Jodie helps the boys rustle up a packed menu, including roast pork complete with a double helping of crispy crackling, and an authentic Thai beef massaman curry that Jodie's been dreaming about since she was 18. The boys are also back on the road, campaigning to keep sustainable British brown crabs on the menu, and Jimmy uses his DIY skills to create a barbecue out of an oil drum for the Harlequins ladies rugby squad.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Jamie Oliver
Presenter Jimmy Doherty
Contributor Jodie Whittaker
Executive Producer Samantha Beddoes
Series Producer Anna Stickland
Food