Ella Walker takes a look at a cookbook filled with celebrity names.

Jamie Oliver is a cookbook machine. Following Jamie Cooks Italy, which saw him and his long-time mentor Gennaro Contaldo learn to cook the food of Italy’s matriachs, he’s teamed up once again with his friend Jimmy Doherty, for a new TV series of Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast.

It’ll be the fifth series of the double act roping in celebrities to help them out with dishes to serve up at their ‘caff’ on Southend Pier - but this is the first time the show’s recipes have been shared in cookbook form.

Here’s our verdict on it...

The book: Jamie’s Friday Night Feast Cookbook by Jamie Oliver

Who will love it?

If you’re a fan of Channel 4 show Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, this is one for you. It’s filled with recipes from the past four series (like Lindsay Lohan’s chicken pot pie, below), and has meals that’ll be showcased on the next series too.

What is it trying to get us cooking?

Well, the tagline is ‘Epic weekend recipes for friends and family’ and Jamie Oliver always delivers.

Think huge vats of traditional Welsh cawl (inspired by actor Michael Sheen’s Welsh roots), steak and stout pies (invented for Take That’s Gary Barlow) and scotch eggs that even Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt wouldn’t scoff at.

How easy is it to use?

The majority of these recipes were devised with celebrities in mind, who were tasked with cooking them on the spot, on the show - meaning they’re hearty and straightforward; not fiddly examples of fine-dining dishes.

That said, this is weekend cooking, so don’t expect a slew of five ingredient, speedy weeknight suppers - they might involve extra time and effort, but the skill level is pretty much achievable for all, if you follow the steps properly.

The best recipe is...

Joanna Lumley’s aubergine kuzi topped with toasted sultanas and almonds - a Malaysian curry dish, it’s served with a spicy pineapple relish. It looks amazing.

The recipe we’re most likely to post pictures of on Instagram is...

Josh Hartnett’s pork ramen, chicken broth and soy-roasted pork belly - it just looks so fresh and glossy. You gotta love some bowl food.

The dish we’re least likely to try is...

the chicken in a crust. Pastry and roast chicken, yes, but going to the trouble of cooking an entire chicken inside a pastry crust? That just seems like madness to us.

Overall rating: 7/10.