Jamie Oliver cooks up new series for Channel 4

Jamie Oliver has signed a new three year deal to exclusively make programmes for Channel 4.

The celebrity cook will star in a new eight-part series for the channel, entitled ‘Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food’, which will air later this year.

The dishes made in each 30-minute episode will incorporate just five ingredients, with the focus on ‘ease, simplicity, and clever tricks and techniques’.

The show, which coincides with a new cookbook to be published by Penguin, will cover meat, fish and vegetable dishes, plus salads, pastas and sweet treats.

Jamie has worked for Channel 4 for 15 years. He said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Channel 4 for another three years. At the end of the day, they’re family, and we both strive to do great work and get people thinking differently.

“I’m so excited about my brand new series. Creating and filming ‘Quick & Easy Food’ has been a revelation for me. I can’t tell you how excited I am to share it. It’s beautiful, clear, fast-paced and just full of great ideas.

“Sometimes the simplest things are the best; I can’t believe it’s taken me 20 years to work out that just focusing on five ingredients, killer combinations and technique can give you some of the most exciting cooking ever. Watch this space!”

‘Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food’ was commissioned by Sarah Lazenby, commissioning editor for factual entertainment.

She said: “With the public becoming more time-challenged every year, ‘Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food’ really couldn’t come at a better time.

“The repertoire of recipes is amazing. This is a mouth-watering series that we know will take the stress out of mealtimes.”

Jamie will also return later this year with childhood pal Jimmy Doherty for a sixth series of ‘Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’.

Jamie commented: “The public’s continued support and love for ‘Friday Night Feast’ has inspired us to make 12 programmes this year, and me and Jimmy want to push to give the public even more.”

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