I’ve always been a huge fan of River Cottage: from its infancy when Hugh was at the cottage only at the weekends and had a professional tending the crops during the week because he still had to pay the bills by working in the big smoke, through the move to larger premises when the whole family joined in the project (little Oscar tending the ducks and geese? So cute!); and finally the grand new River Cottage HQ and the canteen in Axminster, plus everything from the Chicken-out! campaign and Hugh’s Fish Fight in between.
Hugh has proven himself to be a tireless campaigner for better food, better living, and better animal welfare for the greater part of my adult life, and a shelf groaning with his books, well-thumbed and splattered with food stains is testament to how successful he has been, at least in my corner of the world.
Now that his little food empire has grown way beyond the reaches of a smallholding, Hugh has moved on from the joys of hobby farming (although his passion for the agricultural life remains prevalent) and has been dedicating himself to promoting the joys of seasonal eating. River Cottage ‘Summer’s here’ is out on DVD from 1st August, packed full of a range of impressive dishes using the finest edible delights from the garden, the hedgerow, the river and the stream. To celebrate the release I have 2 copies of the DVD to give away to Souperior readers – all you have to do is comment below and tell me what your favourite River Cottage recipe or episode is!
UPDATE: This competition is now CLOSED. Thankyou to all who entered, and congratulations to our winners!
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