Jamie Oliver’s Spring Feast: A Celebration of Seasonal Flavors

Jamie Oliver

On April 29, 2024, Channel 4 presents the first of three special episodes, “Jamie Cooks Spring,” featuring celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Airing at 8 pm, the series embraces the joy of cooking with seasonal produce and celebrates the unique flavors of spring.

In this opening episode, Oliver takes viewers on a culinary journey, exploring the delights of spring ingredients as they come into season in the UK. He begins by harvesting rhubarb from his garden, crafting a lip-smacking sauce for marinated pork belly. The pork belly is then pan-fried to crispy perfection, resulting in a mouth-watering dish of hot and sour rhubarb crispy pork noodles—a springtime treat.

Oliver also showcases his skills in preparing a luxurious spinach and goat’s cheese risotto, using freshly picked seasonal spinach. He then whips up a scruffy spring tart with leeks and demonstrates his technique for dividing shop-bought basil into individual plants to last the whole year. The vibrant stalks and leaves of chard take center stage in a crowd-pleasing cheesy spring cannelloni.

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The episode is an ode to the season, highlighting the beauty of weird, wonderful, and wonky produce. Oliver shares inspiring recipes that celebrate the best of British produce, with a focus on sustainability and making the most of homegrown ingredients.

“Jamie Cooks Spring” takes viewers on a seasonal journey through spring, summer, autumn, and winter, showcasing the delights of British produce throughout the year.

With his boundless energy and innovative approach to cooking, Oliver continues to delight audiences with his simple yet delicious recipes, providing solutions for busy individuals and families alike.

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Jamie Cooks Spring Premieres Monday 29 April 2024 on Channel 4 at 8.00pm.

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