open fire cooking with Jamie oliver

It seems like mother’s day was only a few weeks ago, but Dad deserves a bit of love on too. Here we’ve put together an inspirational little list of how Jamie can help you on Father’s Day. It’s a time to get the family together, get outdoors and make some memories. There are great gift ideas, lovely meals out and, of course, recipes that will blow his mind.

Let’s kick off with a dazzling recipe to wake him up on Sunday morning. It’s a Mexican-inspired breakfast. A good dosage of hot chillies kick-starts the metabolism and wakes you up, so this lovely brekkie is sure to get him off to lively start. Given that England are playing late on Saturday night in the World Cup, he may need a wake up call.


Check out the Craft Beer Boys’ guide to beers your dad will like, or let them walk you through good beers to buy for a Sunday afternoon tipple. Don’t let him put up with sub-standard, watery beer – there’s a great craft beer scene out there to surprise and refresh. Get him something unusual like a smoked porter or even a hoppy craft lager.


Veggie pasties, perfect in every way: pastry packets of mushroom, swede, potato and general veggie goodness that dad can hold in one hand while holding his beer in the other. Not for every day but as a lunchtime treat on Father’s Day, very little can compare. And they’re dead easy to make as well.

You can also try this naughty Lincolnshire Poacher pie. It still ticks the treat box, and is tasty as hell, but all the knockout flavours come from the great cheese, minted courgettes and sweet baked shallots.


You know how all the dads gather around the barbecue at garden parties, well yours could be the envy of all the alpha males with the help of the flamin’ genius DJ BBQ. with his rad run ribs.

While we’re on the subject of the barby, why not really show off and cook him something really special outside – whatever the weather. It’s all about the meat when it comes to cooking over fire, but you can make some glorious vegetables too. Here’s Jamie, cooking in the rain and giving you a masterclass in barbecued veg.



There can be only one true way to your dad’s heart this Father’s Day and that’s to cook him the perfect steak. It’s an art form, but it’s simple and Jamie’s  here to show you exactly how to get it just right. But remember this, the better the steak, the better the taste. Get sizzlin’.



Father's Day