Fifteen years ago, Englishman Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall embarked on an experiment in sustainability and self-sufficiency. Since then, his numerous TV series and books have served as inspiration for viewers who want to embrace a simpler, healthier life. Now, Hugh is ready to take that experiment and the message of sustainability Down Under, with River Cottage Australia.
In this eight-part series, Hugh hands the River Cottage baton to an Australian counterpart - former Tasmanian chef, Paul West - who faces new challenges and uniquely Australian characters as he attempts to set up his own River Cottage on the NSW Far South Coast. Can he build on the practices and passion at River Cottage in the UK?
Paul stocks the farm with chickens, pigs and cows, establishes vegetable gardens, hunts for wild food and learns the secrets of bus tucker.
He then creates delicious dishes with whatever he's grown, reared or caught.
What new challenges will the Australian environment bring? And what will Hugh discover when he returns at the end of the series to check on his protege's progress?
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.