The Naked Chef

January 2018

Season 2 Episode 5 - Going To The Dogs

4.0 3 x
Jamie is going to the dogs, literally, when he and some mates head into north-east London to spend the evening greyhound racing at Walthamstow’s famous dog track. Before all that, Jamie has got a lot to do. First he’s got to do the shopping, and then he’s got a hearty meal to cook, before he can even think about swotting up on the Racing Post. Supper begins with farfalle made with Savoy cabbage, pancetta, pine nuts and mozzarella.Then there’s just time for tray-baked pork chops with all the tri...

Season 2 Episode 4 - Perfect Day

4.0 4 x
Jamie Oliver’s idea of a perfect day is having an empty diary and filling it in with an afternoon of go-karting with the lads, followed by a romantic dinner-a-deux with Jules. Looking forward to them both, Jamie kicks off by stocking up on some of his cupboard goodies before heading off down the track. Unfortunately, this is when things begin to go pear-shaped. Egged on by his success on four wheels, the cosy dinner for two becomes more of an impromptu feast for the hungry racers. However, as f...

Season 2 Episode 3 - Post Club Brunch

3.0 2 x
Jules has planned a girls’ night out clubbing and persuaded Jamie Oliver to join in. Jamie has also, conveniently, agreed to rustle up some treats for a post-club breakfast. Being a diligent boyfriend, Jamie spends the morning making Pukkolla (his version of muesli) anticipating that all the girls will want a really healthy breakfast after a big night out on the tiles. However, he soon discovers that what they are really after is some hearty grub so, after dancing the night away, Jamie finds hi...

Season 2 Episode 2 - Neal Street Reunion

4.0 5 x
Jamie plans a reunion supper for his old friend Tim, together with the friends they made at the London restaurant where Jamie got his first big break. Tim has flown in from his home in Germany and between picking him up at the airport, Jamie gets the best ingredients for a simple slap-up supper. Starting with a mozzarella and mixed-leaf salad with peaches and thinly sliced prosciutto, he then serves a dish of roasted sea bream baked on mushrooms and potatoes with a salsa verde side dish, and ro...

Season 2 Episode 1 - Christmas Comes Early

4.0 4 x
Jamie Oliver always wanted two Christmas Days. This year, his wish comes true. With sister Anna and her husband Paul going away for the festive period, his parents decide to have Christmas dinner early with the whole family, and Jamie has offered to do the cooking. Before he and girlfriend Jules set off for their home in Essex, Jamie gets into the Christmas spirit by preparing a hamper of home-made edible presents for everyone, including salted preserved lemons and a "pukka" marinated feta chee...

Season 1 Episode 6 - Girlfriend

3.0 4 x
Jamie's cooking up a feast for his deserving girlfriend. With working at the restaurant, band rehearsals and everything else on his busy schedule, he's devoted very little time to her. Desperate to make amends, Jamie rustles up a romantic lunch at home. He turns on the oven, and the charm, and whips up a delicious meal of sea bass baked in a bag with herbs and red onion with a combination of accompaniments including fennel and radish salad, plus new potatoes cooked with dill and olive oil. Roun...

Season 1 Episode 5 - Birthday Party

4.0 3 x
Jamie needs no excuse to throw a party, but this time he’s got one. It’s his 24th birthday and he’s got plenty to celebrate. Although at their own parties Jamie’s friends may only stretch to a few bowls of crisps, they expect more from Jamie and so he sets to work on a big food feast to keep the crowd happy. Crackling and cocktails make a potent combination and the party goes with a bang. He makes roast pork and crackling with sweet chilli and pepper salsa, mozzarella and chilli salad, baby spi...

Season 1 Episode 4 - The Band

4.0 6 x
It’s a huge night for Jamie and his reunited band, the biggest gig in weeks after six months of rehearsing. He predicts they will all be pretty ‘bevved’ up by the time they eat and so a chilli-rich meal will be perfect. Fuelled by a gigantic bacon sandwich, he heads off to Chinatown to buy the herbs and spices he needs to make a Thai green curry. Back at the flat after a cracker of a gig, the band enjoy demolishing the meal, and possibly Jamie’s flat. He cooks vegetable tempura with dipping sau...

Season 1 Episode 3 - Babysitting

4.0 4 x
Jamie’s uncle and cousins are paying a visit to London for the day. While Uncle Alan is out at the boatshow, Jamie is persuaded to take the kids off his hands for the afternoon. Before they arrive, Jamie enjoys a cheese-tasting and buying session with Patricia at her shop La Fromagerie. Back at the flat, he involves the children in making a sumptuous meal for that night. Used to the racket of a restaurant kitchen, Jamie is unaware of their squeals and together they create a pasta feast for the ...

Season 1 Episode 2 - Hen Night

3.0 6 x
Jamie’s sister is getting married, and in a rash moment he has agreed to cook for the hen night. He races across town to Portobello Market to pick up vegetables from Barry’s stall, but can’t persuade Barry to help him out in the kitchen. Back at the flat he knocks up a delicious meal for the 12 raucous girls, and if the number of kisses he receives is anything to go by, they go off into the night very satisfied. He cooks baked salmon with olives, green beans, anchovies and cherry tomatoes and b...