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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.

About the Show

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 7 Summary

The View from River Cottage distils the River Cottage experience into six main principles for living Hugh's simple life

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Episode 1

    Hugh's journey towards self-sufficiency started out with a modest vegetable patch and a handful of animals, but he soon realised the importance of growing your own fruit, vegetables and meat.

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Episode 2

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks back at his first seven years in Dorset and all the lessons he has learnt about how to live thriftily on his smallholding.

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Episode 3

    Continuing his retrospective assessment of the vital elements of rural life, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks back on his ever-increasing commitment to sourcing his food locally.

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Episode 4

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks back on the part that wild food has played over his six years of Dorset downshifting.

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Episode 5

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall looks back on his experiences of bagging 'one for the pot' from the rabbits that are eating his lettuces.

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Episode 6

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall revisits some of his finest food gatherings, including a blossom party picnic and an annual cider knees-up.