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Bite-sized films from River Cottage showing how to create a range of culinary and gardening delights

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Bite-sized films from River Cottage showing how to create a range of culinary and gardening delights

Series 1 Summary

Friends and experts from the extended River Cottage family present informative short films stuffed with cooking tips and secrets.

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    Episode 1

    River Cottage head chef Gill demonstrates how to bake a simple white loaf, and River Cottage chef Gideon reveals the secret of turning the same basic bread dough into fancy focaccia.

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    Episode 2

    River Cottage head chef Gill shows how to make the most of home-made left-over bread, from the tasty Italian bread salad panzanella to the Christmas classic, bread sauce.

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    Episode 3

    River Cottage head chef Gill demonstrates how to make the perfect soft white rolls for lunch time. While River Cottage chef Gideon rolls out a simple but delicious oat cake recipe.

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    Episode 4

    River Cottage chef Nonie reveals the French bakers' secrets of how to make perfect fluffy and buttery croissants and irresistible brioche.

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    Episode 5

    River Cottage head chef Gill demonstrates a tasty and tempting way to combine old bread with fresh fruit in the perfect summer pudding.

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    Episode 6

    For anyone who wants to get into serious baking, sourdough is a centuries-old method of artisan bread-making. River Cottage chef Gideon demonstrates how to make a sourdough starter and classic sourdough loaf, as well as a tangy sourdough rye loaf.

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    Episode 7

    River Cottage regular John Wright demonstrates how to forage for crabs and lobsters.

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    Episode 8

    There are dozens of edible and quite delicious plants to forage and eat down by the seaside, and River Cottage's John Wright is the man to help identify them. From wild rocket and wild fennel to crow garlic, there is an alternative free greengrocer just waiting to be discovered.

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    Episode 9

    River Cottage's foraging guide, John Wright, provides a step-by-step guide on how to spot and successfully forage delicious clams from the seaside, and shares a cool clam gremolata recipe.

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    Episode 10

    River Cottage's foraging guide, John Wright, provides a simple guide to finding, identifying and cooking the best seaweed delights.

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    Episode 11

    River Cottage foraging guide John Wright is out looking of laver, a seaweed that only the Welsh have learnt to harvest, cook and enjoy. But John thinks its a secret the rest of Britain should get in on, and his laverbread with bacon and clams recipe makes a compelling case.

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    Episode 12

    River Cottage jam and preserves expert Pam Corbin shows how to make the classics of the breakfast table, with a step-by-step guide to making your own Seville orange marmalade.

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    Episode 13

    'Pam the Jam' demonstrates how to make a delightfully and differently pink gooseberry jam. Perfect with anything, even grilled mackerel.

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    Episode 14

    Pam Corbin demonstrates how to make sweet jelly preserves, from redcurrant jelly to a waste-not-want-not version from left-over peelings, which is perfect for eating with bread

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    Episode 15

    Pam Corbin reveals the secrets of jam making, incuding how to make creamy rich curds and amazing edible fruit leathers.

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    Episode 16

    A glut of home-grown or fresh-picked fruits don't have to be made into jam; they can be preserved whole and boozy. Pam Corbin demonstrates how to make raspberries in sloe gin.

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    Episode 17

    Pam Corbin, the queen of preserves, reveals a wonderful way to put loads of beetroot and tomatoes to good use in an unusual but irresistible roasted chutney.

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    Episode 18

    Pam Corbin reveals a wonderful way to put loads of beetroot and tomatoes to good use in an unusual but irresistible roasted chutney.

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    Episode 19

    River Cottage jam and preserves expert Pam Corbin shows how easy it is to make your very own liqueurs, from cherry flavoured brandy to a fruit packed knock-your-socks off 'bachelor's jam'.

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    Episode 20

    Pam Corbin, River Cottage's preserves expert, demonstrates how to make the perfect present from the kitchen: indulgent chocolate-dipped candied sticks.

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    Episode 21

    John Wright demonstrates how to forage for stinging nettles and take your revenge for all those times you've been stung, by creating a fantastic nettle soup with foragers pesto.

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    Episode 22

    John Wright goes foraging in the garden to find some useful weeds. Bad for vegetables and flowers, great for cooking. John whips up a chickweed pakora.

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    Episode 23

    John Wright goes after another the spinach-like weed, Fat Hen and whips up a mean 'Chicken Hen'.

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    Episode 24

    John Wright hits the river banks in search of watercress and creates a sumptuous watercress omlette.

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    Episode 25

    John Wright goes in search of wild strawberries and plums and whips up a plum mousse.

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    Episode 26

    John Wright quite sensibly forages for hawberries and crab apples to make a crab apple and hawthorn leather.

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    Episode 27

    John Wright gets his hands on some nuts to create a delicious hazlenut milk.

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    Episode 28

    John Wright winkles out a variety of berries from local hedgerows to create a heady blackberry whisky.

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    Episode 29

    John Wright demonstrates the versatility of the elder's flowers and berries, whipping up an interesting elderberry vinegar.

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    Episode 30

    John Wright milks a big birch for its sap. It makes a refreshing drink in itself, but if the quantity is great birch wine is a delicious treat.

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    Episode 31

    Steve Lamb demonstrates how to build your own clay oven, not only practical for cooking, but a great focal point at parties also.

River Cottage Bites synopsis

Bite-sized films from River Cottage showing how to create a range of culinary and gardening delights

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