Jamie Does…

9:00pm Wednesday, May 19 on C4

For the last programme in the series, Jamie Oliver visits Athens and nearby islands to find the authentic taste of Greece. He heads straight to the Athens markets and tries his hand at Greek-style fast food, souvlaki; before cooking his own kebabs in the shadow of the Acropolis. On the beautiful island of Aegina he learns about how bees get it on and make beautiful honey. Jamie joins friends for meze and Greek dancing; milks a goat with a priest who makes cheese the traditional way; and goes spear-fishing, making fisherman’s stew with the catch.

9:00pm Wednesday, May 12 on C4

In this new series Jamie’s in the French Pyrenees, in villages surrounding Toulouse: an area steeped in traditional artisan food. Jamie goes truffle-hunting with a greedy pig and cooks a delicious omelette with the results. He is inducted into a brotherhood of serious bread makers and learns the secrets of their ancient loaves. He also joins locals on a wild boar hunt and cooks at the subsequent feast; and makes sausages with an expert. Along the way he prepares a classic tarte tatin, Roquefort salad, old school confit of duck, and a country-style terrine.

9:00pm Wednesday, May 5 on C4

Jamie’s in Venice, getting away from the tourist traps to experience the delicious authentic tastes the real Venice has to offer. Jamie tries his hand at fishing and cooks up spaghetti vongole for the most demanding critics possible: local fishermen. He learns the secret of how to make the best risotto in the world from ‘risotto king’, Ruggero Bovo; samples prosecco; and makes a classic bellini with beef carpaccio. Jamie also cooks minestrone with vegetables; and his old friend Gennaro Contaldo joins him to prepare a perfect Venetian tiramisu.

9:00pm Wednesday, April 28 on C4

Jamie’s in Stockholm in search of the authentic tastes of Sweden. He tries reindeer heart before catching a boat out to one of the thousands of islands around the city to pick wild mushrooms and blueberries. He also samples surstromming, a fermented herring that smells like a stink bomb. Next he heads to the royal palace to see what’s on the guards’ lunch menu, before ending his trip at a crayfish party, where he joins in the drinking songs and avoids the skinny-dipping. Along the way, Jamie makes gravadlax, blueberry buns, creamy mushrooms, pike perch, and roasted beetroot salad.

9:00pm Wednesday, April 21 on

Jamie’s in Andalucia, looking for the authentic tastes of Spain. He starts his journey in the historic town of Ronda, the birthplace of modern bullfighting, where Jamie joins young bullfighters training in Spain’s oldest bull ring. He makes paella with a difference for a whole village, in the biggest pan he’s ever seen. Cooks rabbit stew with hunters. Is taught how to cut Serrano ham by a world-champion father-and-son team. And he prepares authentic gazpacho; pork chops with Spanish beans; salt-roasted fish; an amazing tomato salad with chorizo; and a quail’s egg breakfast with black pudding.

9:00pm Wednesday, April 14 on C4

Jamie Oliver hits the road for a culinary expedition to six great food destinations across Europe and North Africa. Heading off the tourist track to experience local cultures through their food, he searches out fantastic ingredients, meets extraordinary people, and prepares his own versions of delicious recipes along the way. From truffle hunting with a pig in the French Pyrenees, to spear fishing off an idyllic island near Athens, Jamie uncovers the freshest and most authentic recipes. In the first programme in the six part series, Jamie visits Marrakesh in Morocco, dodging snake charmers to try out the street food of the city.

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