Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club
About the Show
Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty open a pop-up caff, where they serve up - and big up - the best of British food
Series 1 Summary
Mates since childhood, Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty pair up to open a pop-up caff on Southend pier. They also take to the continent to pit the best of British food against Europe's finest.
There's some tasty cooking from Jamie, a bit of foodie science from Jimmy, and a lot of laughs with some special friends, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Barlow, Alan Carr and Jonathan Ross.
And throughout the series, Jamie and Jimmy put their reputations on the line as they head off to the continent in their trusty Ford Capri to take on the best that Europe's cuisines have to offer. Because good food is worth fighting for.
Episode 1 - France
Jamie and Jimmy put British cheeses nose-to-nose with their French rivals. Alan Carr pops into the caff for a dangerous game of 'fig roll roulette'.
Jimmy tests our British reserve by serving up a pie with a surprise, to see if some foodies are man enough to swallow a few meaty off-cuts.
Then it's all aboard, as Alan joins Jimmy and Jamie for a burger and fries on Southend's rollercoaster. It could get messy...
Episode 2 - Germany
Jimmy and Jamie pitch British sausages against their German rivals, and Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow comes to the caff to cook pasta with the boys and face a food fight of her own.
Jimmy and Jamie go up against a respected German sausage maker in a bid to persuade the Prince of Bavaria to put British bangers on his restaurant menu.
Jimmy takes on a stomach-turning food tasting in the name of science.
Then it's buckle-up time as Gwyneth joins Jimmy and Jamie for a burger and fries on Southend's rollercoaster.
Episode 3 - Italy
Jimmy and Jamie want to see if British puds can beat Italian desserts.
Jonathan Ross pops into the caff to cook extra-special bread and butter pudding with the boys and to take on the 'After Eight challenge'. And Jimmy investigates whether science can help to fight our ever-growing portion sizes.
The Italians are mad about desserts, and from tiramisu and panna cotta to ice cream they've turned the humble pud into an art form. The boys go head to head with a major Italian pastry chef at a lavish Italian wedding banquet. And after the dust settles it's time for Jonathan to join Jimmy and Jamie for a burger and fries on Southend's rollercoaster.
Episode 4 - Belgium
Jimmy and Jamie want to see if they can beat the Belgians at their own game, by making a better beer.
Jamie and Jimmy set off to find a new generation of artisan beer makers who are making British beer cool again. They visit a brewery in Camden and make their own beer. And they meet beer expert Rupert Ponsonby, who started the academy for beer sommeliers, who in turn help select the perfect beer for any dish, palette or occasion.
The boys then head to Belgium for the booze-off. But can they win over the locals to the joys of British beer? Gary Barlow pops in to the caff to cook steak and ale pie.
Jamie & Jimmy's Food Fight Club synopsis
Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty open a pop-up caff, where they serve up - and big up - the best of British foodEpisode Guide >