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. 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 from each of them, usually free or bartered. Local organic vegetable guru Michael Michaud, homecraft expert Barbara and experienced vegetable competitor Roy Gunning all...
|On the air:||March 18, 1999-April 22, 1999|