Great British Food Revival

March 2018

Season 2 Episode 5 - British Garlic - Clarissa Dickson Wright

Expired 4.0 26 x
Clarissa Dickson Wright is determined to explode the myth that garlic is "foreign" and wants to spread the message that garlic is as British as ham and eggs. She has even scoured her medieval recipe books to demonstrate how long garlic has been grown in the UK to prove her point.

Season 2 Episode 4 - Rhubarb - Gregg Wallace

Expired 3.0 16 x
Gregg Wallace heads to the Rhubarb Triangle in Yorkshire to dig deeper into Britain's illustrious rhubarb heritage and find out why production has shrunk to a fraction of what it once was in its Victorian heyday.

Season 2 Episode 3 - Plums - Raymond Blanc

Expired 3.0 22 x
Raymond Blanc is only too aware that Britain has lost 65 percent of its plum orchards in the past 25 years. He is so passionate about locally grown produce, especially fruit, that he's in the process of planting his own orchard.

Season 2 Episode 2 - Peas - Ainsley Harriott

Expired 3.0 11 x
The common, or garden, pea inspires Ainsley Harriott to go on a mission to persuade people to choose fresh over frozen when peas are in season. With more than 90% of England's pea harvest frozen, Harriott is certain that there is a generation of children who have never sat and podded fresh peas in the kitchen with Grandma ...

Season 2 Episode 1 - Pears - Michel Roux Jr.

Expired 3.0 17 x
Michel gets passionate about British pears. The Victorians had more than 600 varieties from which to choose. But these days, people are presented with only a handful, and most Englanders are probably only familiar with the conference pear, which accounts for a majority of UK pear production.

Season 1 Episode 10 - The Hairy Bikers On Cauliflower

Expired 3.0 13 x
Popular cooks The Hairy Bikers bang the drum for the revival of the British cauliflower. It has fallen out of fashion as broccoli became viewed as a greener, healthier option, but the Bikers want to show that cauliflower is not only nutritious but delicious. They share three mouthwatering recipes using the humble cauliflow...

Season 1 Episode 9 - Angela Hartnett On Crab

Expired 3.0 15 x
Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett delves into why crab is so unloved in Britain. Although its coastal waters are teeming with sweet-tasting brown and spider crabs, the majority of those caught by English fishermen are destined to be shipped abroad where they are highly prized. Desperate to turn around attitudes, Hartne...

Season 1 Episode 8 - Greg Wallace On Potatoes

Expired 3.0 12 x
Former greengrocer and MasterChef host Gregg Wallace makes a case for the revival of the humble potato. All too often replaced by rice or pasta, potatoes deserve more respect, Wallace believes, so he tracks down some heritage varieties that are full of flavor. He also whips up three fabulous dishes, including a definitive ...

Season 1 Episode 7 - Michel Roux Jr. On Bread

Expired 3.0 10 x
Michelin-starred chef and host of MasterChef: The Professionals Michel Roux Jr. gets passionate about the lost art of baking bread. Concerned that machine-made, bland tasting loaves have become the norm, he sets out to discover the secrets behind artisan bread and shares his own recipes that show how easy home baking can b...

Season 1 Episode 6 - Matt Tebbutt On Mutton

Expired 4.0 7 x
Leading the charge on behalf of mutton is chef Matt Tebbutt. Knocked out of favor by cheap imports of lamb, mutton has lost its place as a family staple. But Tebbutt's determined to win back its reputation and discovers that the cause is being taken up from the mountains of Wales to the markets of London. He also demonstra...