Jamie's Great Britain
In this new six-part series Jamie Oliver travels the length and breadth of the country in search of new ideas and inspiration for recipes and to find out what makes British food great.
Jamie discovers that many of the dishes we think of as British classics aren't `British' at all, but full of influences from around the world through invasion, exploration, colonisation and immigration.
Over six programmes, Jamie visits Yorkshire, The Heart of England, Essex and East London, Bristol and Somerset, South Wales and Scotland, and cooks delicious classic dishes with a twist, combining the traditional with the new including apple pepperpot pudding, tandoori roast chicken with Bombay roasties, and Yorkshire pudding with potted smoked trout.
Restaurants and cooking are in Jamie Oliver’s blood, as his parents own and operate a successful pub/restaurant in Clavering, where he grew up. He attended Westminster Catering College at 16, where he completed his formal training. Jamie began a food revolution in Britain with Jamie’s School Dinners, prompting the British government to publicly commit to improving the quality of the country’s school meals. Jamie married his childhood sweetheart, Jools, in 2000. They live in London with children Poppy, Daisy, Petal and Buddy.