Join Jamie in his pub-on-wheels as he travels the country to discover the flavours and influences that make British grub great
East End and Essex
Kicking off at Whitecross Street market, he discovers Vietnamese bánh mì, a fusion of French influence with fiery Asian ingredients, and pays a visit to one of his Great-Grandfather's old pubs. Jamie reclaims posh grub for the Eastenders with his fresh oysters four ways.
Then it's on to meet June, who owns five pie and mash shops, and Yani, owner of cult burger company The Meat Wagon, before cooking up a beef and beer pie fit for royalty in honour of newlyweds Will and Kate.
Next he heads back to his home county for some Essexy grub. He does a spot of winkling on the river Blackwater, learns the 'winkle dance' and puts all that lovely seafood to use in his Leigh-on-sea sole recipe. Then to round off his trip down memory lane, Jamie gathers his family for a seaside barbecue, Southend-style, and cooks up his baked sea bass in a bag.
Jamie's in Yorkshire, putting a new spin on the good old Sunday roast. He delves into the history of the Yorkshire pudding and local Jewish influences, to rustle up baby Yorkshire puds with smoked trout and horseradish pâté. A trip to the Timothy Taylor brewery is followed by some booze-infused grub at a local pub where there's even beer in the salad dressing.
Jamie tucks into another international influence with his Persian-inspired Guinness lamb shanks and celeriac and potato mash, then visits a Chinese community centre to see if rhubarb can win some new fans. For his turn, Jamie cooks up Pimm's stewed rhubarb and rice pudding on the menu to show off Yorkshire's signature crop. Then it's that British institution, the picnic, with oodles of weekend eccles cakes all round - and an obligatory cup of tea. Lovely.
Jamie's storming South Wales to dig up treats from the country's mining history, and immigrant populations. Starting off with a Welsh fry-up, featuring lava bread, he moves on to discover Wales' Italian heritage, having dinner with the Tambini family and cooking up a beautiful 12-hour rabbit Bolognese.
Next it's off to the drizzly seaside for some Italian ice cream, and Jamie's retro revamp - dragon arctic roll. From dragons to tigers, Jamie heads to Tiger Bay in Cardiff, to learn to cook Yemeni food at the local mosque. Inspired by the mild dishes and spicy condiments of Yemeni cuisine, he takes on Wales' don of the dinner plate, lamb, with his sizzling lamb lollipops with sweet little dips and toasted crunchy nuts.
To finish off his Welsh adventure, Jamie takes to the high seas and goes fishing for his final banquet of Welsh surf and turf - BBQ butterflied lamb and poached lobster. Now that's a feast worth singing about.
Jamie mosies on down to the Midlands, where he visits chef Amita in her curry house-come-pub, and celebrates the UK's Indian influences with a collision of British tradition and Asian flavour - Empire roast chicken. Then a trip to Leicester's fruit and veg market inspires an international dollop of piccalilli, to accompany a Melton Mowbray pork pie in the ultimate Ploughman's lunch.
Off to Worcester, Jamie goes straight to the root of a legendary British condiment - Worcestershire sauce. Then he takes on a British veggie icon with amazing asparagus three ways, eats his way around an English country garden to produce aristocrat's salad with crushed raspberry vinaigrette, and knocks up a sour cranberry Bakewell for an Anglo-Indian cricketing tea.
Jamie begins in Bristol, celebrating the treasures that arrived with trade and immigrants at the local docks. He visits a Caribbean chef to pick up some tips, and pays tribute to the city's West Indian population alongside the West Country's most famous crop, with an apple pepper pot pudding.
Next he meets local radio presenter Jools and pops round to his Mum's for a British-Guyanan dinner, before picking some Bristol veg for his take on a West Country legend - alternative allotment pasties. Back in his pub-on-wheels, Jamie heads north-west to Henbury, where he makes friends with some Gloucester Old Spot pigs and cooks up Bath chaps. Then he puts all of the region's flavours into practice by cooking a feast for his new West Country friends - jerk-dressed Bristol pork with crunchy crackling and orchard apple sauce.
Starting off in Glasgow, Jamie proves offal isn't awful by cooking up a modern-day haggis with West Indian spices. Then it's off down the River Clyde for a spot of fishing, and a supper of seared scallops with black pudding and creamy clapshot.
Next he's loch-side and cooking up a breakfast Nessie would be proud of - Scottish potato scones with the best scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. More seafood is on the menu as Jamie discovers how Arbroath Smokies are made (the clue's in the name) and creates his 'MacMoule mariniere', a Celtic twist on a Gallic classic. Then he's got a date with a clootie dumpling, and the ladies who make them, which inspires his own Ecclefechan tart with a dollop of whiskey and ginger cream.
Finally, Jamie's on the game - hunting, that is, for his Italian-Scottish mash-up of seared venison loin, Scottish risotto and golden pheasant hash.