Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall presents this wild vegetable edition of the River Cottage series in which he advocates back-to-basics cooking and strives to produce food naturally at the smallholding. In this instalment, Hugh uses his trademark approach to forage for wild vegetables in the cottage's surrounding countryside and then takes them back to the kitchen to turn his hand to some new dishes. He also details every aspect of how to grow vegetables in a productive plot at home.
Mushroom Magic This feature, put together by River Cottage mushroom guru John Wright and Hugh, is a fantastic introduction to the delights of mushroom foraging. In John's safe hands we take a tour through the tastiest wild mushrooms our countryside has to offer, from the humble Common Puffball to the majestic Cep. John gives us his top tips on where and when to go, what to pick and what to avoid. Then it's back to the kitchen where Gill and I get to work turning our haul into a whole array of fantastic dishes. Whether you're a seasoned mycophile or total novice, this feature will open your eyes to the wealth of mushrooms just waiting to be picked. It will whet your appetite for the vast array of fungal flavours out there and inspire you to add a truly wild edge to your cooking! Head off on a mushroom journey with Hugh, John and Gill. Feast on 50 minutes of brand new River Cottage material packed with information on how to make the most out of your mushrooming, in the wilds and in the kitchen. Hedgerow Thanks to the tireless efforts and unbounded enthusiasm of River Cottage foraging expert John Wright, compiled here is everything you need to know to pick and cook the best of the nation s edible hedgerow. This video features over an hour of brand new material and more than ten deliciously simple recipes. Veg Join Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and River Cottage Head Gardener, Mark Diacono for a personal step-by-step guide to the joys of growing your own veg. From the very first steps in planning your vegetable wish list, to sowing your seeds and finally transforming your harvest into delicious dishes you ll see how enjoyable and satisfying time spent growing, and eating what you grow, can be. You ll be guided through some of the key stages in turning your empty plot into a productive patch and inspired to try new things. So liberate yourself from expensive, often tasteless, supermarket veg and celebrate the seasons by growing something seriously fresh and tasty!