Beyond having the best name in televised gastronomy, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall also stands at the forefront of Britain's "real food" movement.
Fearnley-Whittingstall has spent much of the past decade trying to live a self-sufficient lifestyle at the River Cottage in Dorset, where he grows (and kills) a whole lot of fruit, vegetable and animal and then attempts to feed himself and whichever of his friends and family that might choose to visit.
His experiences have been documented in the "River Cottage" series. The most recent, River Cottage Forever, sees Fearnley-Whittingstall raising livestock, stealing cuttlefish, trying to survive an English winter with food to spare, and entering the local Vegetable Challenge Cup. It potentially sounds dull, but they don't come much wittier and more affable than this guy. You might even learn a thing or two.
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