Episode 108: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Chef, Writer and Broadcaster

My guest this week on Desert Island Dishes is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Hugh is a chef, broadcaster, food writer and campaigner.

The nation first got to know Hugh in 1997 with his TV show “A Cook on the Wild Side” in which he ate roadkill and all that the countryside’s hedgerows had to offer. And then a year later through his River Cottage series and books filmed at the river cottage estate on the Devon / Dorset border.

In fact he’s now done more than 20 cookery shows and he’s also tackled powerful issues in his documentaries like obesity, the illegal wildlife trade, fishing and the war on plastic. He has an uncompromising commitment to seasonal and ethically produced food and his concern for the environment has inspired a vast and loyal fanbase.

You may even have whipped up something delicious based on one of his recipe books as he is a multi award winning writer and the Author of numerous best selling cookbooks committed to seasonal and ethical food.

Thank you to our season sponsor Cooks Matches for helping us to bring the show to you each week. Head to their website www.cooksmatches.co.uk for lots of recipes and foodie inspiration.

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