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Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

  • Season 5
  • 12 episodes
  • Food
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Episode 2: Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

Summary

Hosts Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty are joined by Joanna Lumley in their cafe at the end of Southend Pier, and this time the menu is exclusively vegetarian, as the Ab Fab actress cooks the King of Malaysia's favourite dish, bringing back to life the tastes and smells of her childhood. Jamie prepares a spectacular M'hanncha - a spiral of filo pastry stuffed with pearl barley and butternut squash and the boys take to the road to champion British fava beans - which could help both the nation's farmers and its diet.
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"We have an Absolutely Fabulous guest this week,'' announces Jamie Oliver to the expectant diners in the pier-end caff. Joanna Lumley is following in the footsteps of her co-star Jennifer Saunders who shared the kitchen with Jamie and Jimmy Doherty back in 2014. And because Joanna's been a vegetarian for 45 years, he and Jimmy have devised an all-veggie menu.

First up is M'hanncha - no, me neither. It's a spicy, coiled butternuts quash pie from Morocco that weirdly has icing sugar sprinkled over the top. Lumley dips in and out of her Patsy character - much to the delight of the diners who are extremely attentive this week - as she tries to curry favour with a Malaysian aubergine dish called kuzi. It's served with lacy pancakes that Jimmy says are "like food lingerie''. The dish goes down well: "I’d go round her house for dinner,'' says one man. I bet you would. 

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PresenterJamie Oliver
PresenterJimmy Doherty

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Executive producerSamantha Beddoes
Series producerDunk Barnes

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