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James May: Oh Cook

James May: Oh Cook

Amazon 2020

James May is not a chef. But that’s the whole point: you don’t need to be a brilliant cook to make delicious food. Transporting us to the Far East, the Med, and the local pub – all from the comfort of a home economist’s kitchen – he’ll knock up delicious recipes that you can actually make yourself, with ingredients you can actually buy. And all without the usual television cooking format trickery.

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The 10 Best Episodes of James May: Oh Cook

James May: Oh Cook - S1E7

#1 - Roast


Season 1 - Episode 7

James concludes his culinary journey with the oft weekend nemesis, the Sunday roast. Disavowing the usual television skulduggery and having promised he’ll make the crew lunch, the race is on to get everything ready at the same time. Expect spuds, sprouts, and musings on a mid-life crisis.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.

James May: Oh Cook - S1E2

#2 - Pub Classics


Season 1 - Episode 2

In preparation for this episode James has selflessly undertaken nearly forty years of meticulous fieldwork. With a pint in hand, he fries the perfect steak, puts a metropolitan liberal elite spin on humble pie, and tops it all off with something the Brits do rather well: vandalism.

The episode was rated from 47 votes.

James May: Oh Cook - S1E6

#3 - Breakfast


Season 1 - Episode 6

Regularly described as the most important meal of the day before elevenses, James is living proof that eating a regular, hearty breakfast can make you fitter and healthier. In this episode he succeeds with a Middle Eastern classic but makes a right hash of a specialty closer to home. Then it’s time to channel his inner hipster with some avocado soldiers.

The episode was rated from 34 votes.

James May: Oh Cook - S1E1

#4 - Asian Fusion


Season 1 - Episode 1

James kicks off his culinary adventure with a uniquely British spin on food from across the Asian continent. There’s (con)fusion aplenty as he experiments with some rather unexpected ingredients, all under the watchful gaze of the pantry-residing home economist Nikki.

The episode was rated from 69 votes.

James May: Oh Cook - S1E4

#5 - Curry


Season 1 - Episode 4

Asian icon, British favourite. James attempts to tear up the takeaway menus and cook an Indian inspired feast featuring lamb keema, dal, chapatis, and a speedy raita. Can our have-a-Goa kitchen hero impress home economist Nikki with a Delhi-cate balance of spices?

The episode was rated from 41 votes.

James May: Oh Cook - S1E3
#6 - Pasta
Season 1 - Episode 3

The Mediterranean calls and James dives headfirst into the world of pasta. With home economist Nikki at his side (when she’s not in her cupboard), he whips up an array of Italian classics – some more tradizionale than others. From antique kitchen gadgets to carbonara conundrums, James washes down his Apennine adventures with a glass (bottle) of Chianti.

The episode was rated from 42 votes.
James May: Oh Cook - S1E5
#7 - Pudding
Season 1 - Episode 5

James sets out to prove that the proof really is in the pudding, as cakes, custards and crumbles are all on the menu today. With a bit of help from Nikki his Victoria Sponge turns out a triumph, while revisiting a simple youthful pleasure results in a Spotted Dick.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.

Last updated: sep 10, 2021



I love James so much. Careful and meticulous. A380. Vomiting chicken. Gadgets for cook.


Absolutely hilarious. Not ashamed to admit watching it all the same day!!


I think James May is hilarious and has this low-level humour that makes him a joy to watch. This is another great show from him. Very entertaining all the way through. 9/10

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