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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall goes back to the land and the sea in search of an alternative culinary lifestyle. Hugh grows his own produce and sees if he can make vegetables the stars of any meal.

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall goes back to the land and the sea in search of an alternative culinary lifestyle. Hugh grows his own produce and sees if he can make vegetables the stars of any meal.

Series 16 Summary

Renowned carnivore Hugh has challenged himself to spend the summer as a vegetarian, to see just what simple pleasures are being overlooked.

  • Episode 1

    The demand for so much meat and fish is leading to health problems across the world, for both humans and animals, as well as impacting on the quality of the meat and fish we eat

  • Episode 2

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall climbs a monkey puzzle tree to look for meat-free protein. Plus, a beetroot tarte tatin and summer salad with pearl spelt, and broad bean bruschetta.

  • Episode 3

    Hugh prepares to cook a meat-free celebratory wedding feast, but faces a battle with the slugs who are tucking into his vegetable patch with vigour!

  • Episode 4

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's commitment to a summer without flesh takes a hit when he joins a fishing trip and has to pass up the fresh mackerel sushi.

  • Episode 5

    Hugh cooks up some tasty carb-loading dishes for vegetarian triathlete Colin Hill. And Tim and James make a saffron speltotto and the classic melanzane parmigiana.

  • Episode 6

    Hugh is challenged to win over a meat-loving crowd at a local pub with his veggie dishes, including foraged mushrooms and beetroot and chocolate ice cream.

  • Episode 7

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall concludes his four months as a veggie by throwing a vegetarian autumn feast stacked with stuffed squashes, sweet aubergines and even vegetable puddings.

  • Episode 8

    Hugh and the River Cottage team serve up a festive menu with a twist, with wild boar, deer and goose, some luxury stocking fillers and canapes perfect for a cosy drinks party.

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    Episode 9

    A short film from River Cottage showing how to create culinary veggie treats.

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    Episode 10

    A short film from River Cottage showing how to create culinary veggie treats.

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    Episode 11

    A short film from River Cottage showing how to create culinary veggie treats.

River Cottage synopsis

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall goes back to the land and the sea in search of an alternative culinary lifestyle. Hugh grows his own produce and sees if he can make vegetables the stars of any meal.

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