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.

River Cottage - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1999-03-18

River Cottage - Escape to River Cottage - Netflix

Escape to River Cottage was the first River Cottage television series in which celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes over a Dorset cottage and sets out to achieve a form of rural self-sufficiency.

River Cottage - Show summary - Netflix

Along the way, Hugh encountered many challenges largely caused by the weather, pests and his own inexperience. Every week, Hugh meets up with different members of the Dorset community and gets a different kind of food (e.g., fish, pork) from each of them, usually free or bartered. Local organic vegetable guru Michael Michaud, homecraft expert Barbara and experienced vegetable competitor Roy Gunning all make appearances as the series provides insight into country life.

River Cottage - References - Netflix