Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty stand in cafe and laugh

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty are putting their reputations on the line to prove that British food deserves its place on the world stage.

From Wednesday 28 February at 22:00, you can watch Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty who are back in their little pop-up café at the end of Southend Pier in Essex, on BBC Lifestyle (DStv Channel 174), and streaming live on DStv Now.

The eight-part series Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club includes special guests such as Salma Hayek, Lindsay Lohan, Alesha Dixon, Michael McIntyre, Scarlett Moffatt, Martin Clunes and Tom Daley.

Jamie and Jimmy have been best friends since childhood and have always shared a passion for food. While Jamie does the tasty cooking, Jimmy adds a bit of foodie science.  They’re putting their reputations on the line to prove that British food has come a long way since the 80s when it had a bad reputation. Can they prove that British food deserves its place on the world stage?

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.

Jimmy Doherty began his farming career over 10 years ago when he took on a 100 acre farm near Ipswich. The farm has grown with an award winning restaurant, butterfly house, and nature trail on the property and now hosts science and food festivals throughout the year.

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by Alice da Silva