River Cottage

7:30pm Tuesday, April 12 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Vegetables

Hugh doesn’t have to look far for this weeks’ theme – it’s growing all around him in the Park Farm kitchen garden! And throughout the hour he’s out to prove that instead of being meal times’ after thought relegated to the side of the plate, veges should be the centre of attention. His attempt to move veges to the middle of our plates, sees him serving them up every way from raw to roasted. But can he win over the shoppers of Bridport to the delights crudit�s and, more challengingly, Poole Fire Station’s Green Watch to eating their greens?

Hugh challenges the meat-loving fireman to go vegetarian for four days – but despite being won over by his lentil and egg curry, Hugh’s not confident they’re going to go all the way. Hugh also confronts the garden team about their personal vegetable blind spots. Can he get Victoria to enjoy broad beans and make Mark like celery enough to agree to plant it next year! Meanwhile Gill turns the humble spud into a main course star and Pam Corbin turns the garden glut into gorgeous piccalilli. Tonight’s episode ends with a big dinner at Park Farm for our fire fighter friends. But will Hugh’s vegetable heavy meal be a hit?

7:30pm Tuesday, April 5 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Fish

In tonight’s second episode, Hugh takes on the challenge of proving to a house full of student girls, who had never cooked fresh fish before, that sustainable, well-sourced fish can be both cheap and delicious. From a ‘better-than-the-chippie’ homemade fish supper to marvellous mussels and tempting Thai fish curries, the girls discover the edible delights that can be found at their fishmongers. While Tim tries to turn the kipper into a dinner time treat, Hugh champions the simple pleasures to be had from a tin of sardines and even dusts down his fish shaped jelly moulds to make a champagne and strawberry jelly for a dinner party with the girls.

7:30pm Tuesday, March 29 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Fish

The delightfully charming Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to PRIME with his new 8-part series River Cottage: Every Day. Taking his undeniable passion for cooking into other people’s houses, he helps everyone from mums, dads to kids bring simple, real yet delectable dishes to the table. In each episode Hugh tackles a different subject from fruit to fish and breakfast to baking. And while cooking is at the heart of this series, Hugh will also create delectable treats in the park farm kitchen, and visit the homes of everyday folk to take them on a transformational journey of a lifetime.

In tonight’s first episode, Hugh takes on the challenge of proving to a house full of student girls, who had never cooked fresh fish before, that sustainable, well-sourced fish can be both cheap and delicious. From a ‘better-than-the-chippie’ homemade fish supper to marvellous mussels and tempting Thai fish curries, the girls discover the edible delights that can be found at their fishmongers. While Tim tries to turn the kipper into a dinner time treat, Hugh champions the simple pleasures to be had from a tin of sardines and even dusts down his fish shaped jelly moulds to make a champagne and strawberry jelly for a dinner party with the girls.

7:30pm Tuesday, March 22 on Prime

Lifestyle

Part Two

In tonight’s second part of River Cottage: Road Trip Hugh leaves the Lake District and drives onto Yorkshire in search of the finest northern tea experience and snaffles a few good cake recipes to bring back down South. He heads back to Dorset where a busy Autumn at River Cottage HQ beckons. But he’s just got to stop off in Birmingham in search of a definitive recipe for curried goat – the ultimate destiny for the goat he has been rearing at HQ over the summer. Arriving back in Dorset he’s straight back in the swing of things at a local apple day where he rustles up apple fritters. And then, to curry favour with the local Life Boat Men he offers to cook them their annual feast – and with the curried goat as centre piece, he takes pirates in the Caribbean as his theme.

Using local ingredients, there’s much to relish from mannish water made from the extremities of the goat, salt Pollock and salt pork soup to pumpkin pie and rum and raisin ice cream. Fuelled with Hugh’s hearty rum punch, spiced with his home made rosehip syrup the lifeboat men clad in pirate regalia, are ready for the ultimate challenge – can they take on the River Cottage team in rolling the rum barrel relay?

7:30pm Tuesday, March 15 on Prime

Lifestyle

Part One

After a busy summer at River Cottage HQ culminating with Hugh letting his hair down and cashing in at the local eccentric Scarecrow Festival, Hugh decides to explore new territory. He leaves business behind and heads north on a Road Trip in search of culinary inspiration and some regional recipes he can bring back home. His journey starts in Dumfrieshire where he learns how to make Haggis. It’s only natural that he should also take part in the bizarre local tradition of Haggis hunting out on the hills. In Cumbria he shoots his first teal and barbecues it for lunch with a kebab of its heart and kidney. In the Lake District he agrees in return for a lakeside pitch for his tepee, to cook a feast for the revellers of the Coniston water Festival based on lakeside ingredients. He forages for mushrooms and cooks the enormous cauliflower mushroom (pictured) for the first time; makes a delicious cheesecake with local damsons and cooks up the Lake District fish char – wrapped in parcels soaked in the lake.

7:30pm Tuesday, March 8 on Prime

Lifestyle

Part One

After a busy summer at River Cottage HQ culminating with Hugh letting his hair down and cashing in at the local eccentric Scarecrow Festival, Hugh decides to explore new territory. He leaves business behind and heads north on a Road Trip in search of culinary inspiration and some regional recipes he can bring back home. His journey starts in Dumfrieshire where he learns how to make Haggis. It’s only natural that he should also take part in the bizarre local tradition of Haggis hunting out on the hills. In Cumbria he shoots his first teal and barbecues it for lunch with a kebab of its heart and kidney. In the Lake District he agrees in return for a lakeside pitch for his tepee, to cook a feast for the revellers of the Coniston water Festival based on lakeside ingredients. He forages for mushrooms and cooks the enormous cauliflower mushroom (pictured) for the first time; makes a delicious cheesecake with local damsons and cooks up the Lake District fish char – wrapped in parcels soaked in the lake.

7:30pm Tuesday, March 1 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

River Cottage is celebrating the strawberry this summer with a massive 500 person strawberry fete. In preparation for it Hugh and the River Cottage gardeners, Mark Diacano and Victoria Moorey, plant strawberries in every available space. Welly boots, wine boxes and hanging water bottles all get stuffed with plants. When eventually the first strawberries appear Hugh honours them by making a couple of his favourite strawberry treats.

7:30pm Tuesday, February 22 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Hugh is particularly keen on the River Cottage garden, so when he discovers slugs have been gauging on his soft cabbages he plans some drastic action. Snails have long been on the River Cottage menu, Hugh wonders if he can turn slugs into a culinary hit too? And later, Summer at River Cottage is hotting up at the coast as Hugh takes on local restaurant ‘Hix Fish & Oyster House’ at a marathon fishing-cooking-racing competition.

7:30pm Tuesday, February 15 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

With the focus on recycling tonight Hugh wants to run a ‘Leftovers Night’ at the River Cottage Canteen. Together with River Cottage chef Tim Maddams they make canap�s from leftover fish, gnocchi from roast potatoes and puddings from breadcrumbs. But will the paying public actually go for it? Also, River Cottage has been attempting to do its bit for the environment using a wind turbine, wood burner and wormery. But Hugh has a problem with the used cooking oil he and his chefs produce. So he takes his car to Axe Valley Community College where Chemistry students are running a programme turning waste oil into car fuel.

7:30pm Tuesday, February 8 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

River Cottage celebrates the very best of summer’s early delights tonight. A variety of herbs inspire Hugh to knock together a delicious parsley pesto and a herby gremolata. Hugh is also championing one of his favourite garden greens this year: the pea. He has tips on planting and some innovative approaches to turning peas into fine canap�s. And with the weather warming up it’s also time to shear the River Cottage sheep, and to mark the event Hugh is throwing a sheep shearing party. Every party needs its tipple however, and it’s into the hedgerows that he and foraging buddy John Wright go to make a prickly gorse flower brew.