Everyone loves potatoes. Jamie enthuses about these underground jewels and makes the perfect potato salad using freshly dug wonderful new potatoes at their best. Jamie's enthusiasm is infectious as him and Brian investigate what lies beneath the soil.
The purple potatoes that are uncovered are amazing. Jamie makes a tasty Spanish omelette and a roast chicken tray bake with tomatoes and delicious potatoes.
Jamie extols the raw qualities of peas and broad beans, makes spiced broad bean fritters and uses peas as a finishing touch to a spaghetti and meatball dish.
Jamie pulls up some of his first onions of the year and makes a crisp and fresh cheese and onion salad. The red onions he uses in an onion and potato al forno with tender roast pork. Brian, Jamie's gardener and possibly the healthiest man on the planet, munches on raw garlic as they chat about the health benefits. Jamie makes a sensational English onion and leek soup with cheddar cheese.
Jamie's garden is bursting with strawberries from hanging baskets, a great way to grow them, and he picks them in situ to make a strawberry salad with speck and halloumi.
Jamie takes viewers through some of the Brassica family that he has growing in the garden and gives a rundown on what can be done with curly kale, cauliflowers, broccoli, purple sprouting and kohl rabi. From the garden, Jamie picks some incredible lime green and purple cauliflowers and uses them to make curried fritters with a brilliantly simple batter.
Purple, white and gold carrots, pink and white striped beetroots. . . the garden throws up a multicoloured feast of beautiful carrots and beets that form the basis of Jamie's recipes in this program. Jamie makes the juiciest pork chop with roasted carrots and beets, shows the carrot at their raw best in an Indian carrot salad and makes an exciting dish with foil-roasted smoked beetroots with beef and a cottage cheese dressing. We also find out why carrots mostly come in orange.
Jamie has a genius barbeque day as he cooks up everything from shellfish to lamb, chicken, ribs and even onions on the barbeque. Jamie barbeques an enticing selection of fresh seafood and we learn the joys of crispy skin on a barbequed salmon. Jamie shows us how to make the best barbeque marinade that will go with everything.
Using a variety of leaves from the garden, Jamie forms the basis of a lovely roasted peach and bresaola salad with feta and a yogurt dressing. The wood oven at Jamie s Essex home looks like Tuscany on this beautifu summer's day and the rustic Caesar salad Jamie makes in it is a perfect shared lunch.
The beautiful British summer-time sees Jamie getting a thorough soaking as he picks the beans in his garden. Jamie cooks three varied recipes to show the versatility of beans. Coloured runner beans go into a hearty runner bean stew, French beans make up a marinated bean salad and Jamie makes the best homemade beans using beautiful borlotti beans.
Jamie's tomato salad looks unbelievably sumptuous and the fusilli with salsa rossa cruda is knockout. The oven-baked sausage ragu is simple and rustic and a beautiful pale pink tomato and vodka consommé top and tails the show and is a treat for Brian the gardener.
Jamie shows you how with a super-quick mothership pickle recipe which can be used for pickling anything. He pickles courgettes with mint and chilli and aubergines with garlic and oregano. Jamie also makes a fiery chili chutney with Welsh rarebit and steak and chips on the barbeque with Jamie's homemade tomato ketchup.
There s a bumper crop of succhinis in Jamie's garden and he shows us how to utilize them whilst they are in season. Not only do they come in all shapes, sizes and colours but the delicate flowers are edible, too.
Jamie has a passion for pizza and he's learnt interesting variations from his travels in Italy where many recipes are passed down through generations. Jamie forages in the garden to find interesting veggies to top his pizza. This show really isn t about cheese and tomato.
After making basic dough the variations can be explored. Jamie makes a traditional pizza and a calzone and Jamie's traditional wood oven is a great location for a magnificent quattro gusti pizza that is mouth-watering.