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Chef Peter Sidwell walks the spectacular Lake District, discovering some of the region's unique tastes and personalities

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Chef Peter Sidwell walks the spectacular Lake District, discovering some of the region's unique tastes and personalities

Series 1 Summary

Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell dons his hiking boots and heads off in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, creator of the legendary series of walking guides to the Lake District.

In each episode, Peter keeps an eye out for delectable local produce and his travels are punctuated with delicious recipe ideas, as he takes the ingredients sourced on his walk and turns them into mouth-watering dishes.

Viewers are encouraged not only to follow Peter's culinary tips but to also experience the featured walks.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 1

    Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell dons his hiking boots and sets off to explore Cumbria's landscape, people and culinary traditions. Portable food for walkers is on today's menu.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 2

    Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores the region's landscape, people and culinary traditions. Here, he visits a beef farm in Coniston and goes fishing in Watendlath.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 3

    Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores the region's landscape, people and culinary traditions. Here, Peter investigates artisan bread-making and flour-milling in the county.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 4

    Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores the region's landscape, people and food. In this episode, he tries two of the area's sweet treats: shortbread and gingerbread.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 5

    Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores the region's landscape, people and culinary traditions. Cumberland sausages, posh fish fingers and home-made ice cream are on the menu.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 6

    Chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores what Cumbria has to offer. He learns about slate mining, goes rock climbing, meets Sir Chris Bonington, bakes soda bread and makes nettle beer.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 7

    Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores the region's landscape, people and culinary traditions. He tries Kendal's famous Mint Cake and eats sticky toffee pudding in Cartmel.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 8

    Cumbrian chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores the region's land, people and culinary traditions. At Wetheriggs, he meets a man attempting to breed the almost extinct Cumberland pig.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 9

    Chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores the region's rich heritage. He cooks a couple of ancient dishes in Wordsworth's kitchen and celebrates the area's traditional black pudding.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 10

    Chef and café owner Peter Sidwell explores Cumbria's landscape, people and culinary traditions, meeting award-winning cheese-makers at Low Sizergh Barn and visiting Keswick market.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 11

    Peter heads to the Dalemain estate to source venison for venison stroganoff, visits the small seaside town of Silloth, and heads out into the Solway Firth in search of shrimps.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 12

    Peter visits Jennings Brewery and takes to the fells to discover the origins of the Herdwick breed of sheep. Back in the kitchen he cooks Moroccan lamb.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 13

    Peter visits the fells and climbs the fourth highest peak in the Lake District. He prepares his hot sausage sandwich, chocolate salami, espresso fruit bread and chicken kiev with wild sorrel.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 14

    Peter caters for a dinner party at Brougham Hall, just outside Penrith. He makes Tuscan-style pork fish and chocolate and raspberry mousse.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 15

    Peter Sidwell visits the Windermere area and then back in the kitchen, cooks cheese scones with quick peach chutney, and skirt beef with celeriac roulade.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 16

    Peter heads off to the hills just outside Keswick, visits Lancrigg, a much-loved haunt of the romantic Lakes poets, and prepares several veggie dishes.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 17

    Peter heads to Pooley Bridge farmers market. He makes hunters stew, and courgette fritters by the side of a lake.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 18

    Peter takes his daughter out for a day exploring the world of Beatrix Potter, and makes muffins and cookies.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 19

    On a camping trip Peter cooks marinated chicken, chorizo and egg tortilla wrap and guinea fowl in beer.

  • Lakes On A Plate

    Episode 20

    Peter visits Whitehaven and cooks Mackerel on the harbour side. He also makes rum cocktail, and scallops and samphire in tempura batter.

Lakes on a Plate synopsis

Chef Peter Sidwell walks the spectacular Lake District, discovering some of the region's unique tastes and personalities

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