Herbs and Cabbage

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Duration: 59 minutes

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.

Following her Great British Bake-Off triumph, Mary Berry demonstrates a genuine passion for fresh herbs and wants the world to know how easy they are to grow, use and store. She questions a commercial herb grower about why more herbs are not available fresh in our supermarkets and she visits the largest collection of organic herbs in the UK. Mary introduces us to three of her favourite herbs and cooks three delicious meals to showcase them including a superb lemon balm ice cream.

Award-winning chef Jason Atherton is passionate about only using fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables in his restaurant kitchen. Cabbage has always been a staple on his menu but it has an image problem and is shunned by the younger generation. On Jason's revival campaign, he seeks the advice of a young cook and food blogger to find out how to get more young people eating cabbage and he leads by example, using the various cabbage varieties we produce in Britain in truly inspirational ways in the Revival kitchen.


Mary Berry
Jason Atherton
Series Producer
Susie Staples
Executive Producer
Bridget Boseley



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