A Cook on the Wild Side
1 Series, 4 Episodes
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall moves into a primitive cottage in Dorset, buys a pig, forages for wild food and befriends the locals.
Hugh turns his attentions to the River Piddle and pike fishing. Having landed his fish, he makes a delicious dish worthy enough to tempt the unwilling palate of the local keeper.
The vegetable garden is in full swing and Hugh is spoilt for choice with courgettes, carrots, fennel, french beans, spinach and beetroot bursting out all over.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall discovers an infestation of mice is taking over the cottage. He calls in Sue Smith who runs a 'humane disposal team' with her partner Steve.
Hugh commissions local basket-maker Malcolm Seal to make an old-fashioned wickerwork eel trap which he baits with a roadkill rabbit carefully scraped from the tarmac.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall prepares a party for all his friends who have helped him throughout the series, but takes a break for a lesson in catching razor fish.