Pears and Garlic

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Duration: 1 hour

The UK has a fantastically diverse range of produce, yet it seems to be widely ignored in favour of cheaper or more exotic foreign imports. Some of our heritage varieties are genuinely in danger of being lost forever unless they are used once more for cooking and eating. Each episode of the Great British Food Revival sees chefs and foodies champion a different piece of British produce and demonstrate how it can be used in the kitchen.

Michelin-starred chef and host of Masterchef - The Professionals Michel Roux Jr gets passionate about our heritage pears. Concerned that eighty per cent of the pears we eat are imported, Michel wants to find out what can be done to persuade people to buy British. He also inspires us all to cook with homegrown pears as he prepares a delicious selection of dishes including a fabulous pear soufflé.

Veteran food campaigner Clarissa Dickson Wright takes up the plight of British garlic, often not even recognised as being a British-grown ingredient. Clarissa takes us to one of only a handful of garlic farms to discover the amazing taste and range of garlic that is grown in the UK. She digs back through her history books to prove that garlic has a long and illustrious heritage in Britain and to prove her point, she cooks a recipe straight from the medieval court of Richard II.


Michel Roux Jr
Clarissa Dickson Wright
Series Producer
Susie Staples
Executive Producer
Bridget Boseley



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