Nigel Slater and Adam Henson to farm and cook Britain’s favourite foods on BBC One

It has been a truly wonderful learning experience, connecting all the dots from farm to fork. A celebration of the huge effort that goes into getting our food into shops and kitchens, and meeting all the characters that make it happen."Nigel Slater
Date: 30.10.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.51
Category: BBC One; Factual
In their new BBC One series, Nigel And Adam’s Farm Kitchen, Nigel Slater and Adam Henson join forces to show us how to get most value, variety and flavour from the top 50 foods bought in the UK week in and week out at the supermarket.

Over 4x60-minute episodes, Nigel and Adam will sow, grow, rear and cook with the country’s favourite fresh ingredients on a working farm in the Cotswolds, run by the Righton family. They’ll put us back in touch with where our favourite foods come from and how they get from farm to fork.

Nigel aims to put the art of cooking back into Britain, showing us different ways to cook with our favourite ingredients to create dishes from the traditional British roast to the more exotic meals found in our restaurants and takeaways.

Adam, meanwhile, will take on challenges to grow some foods not normally produced in Britain for Nigel to cook with. He’ll be growing ingredients such as rice, Asian mushrooms and durum wheat which is used to make pasta.

Throughout the series, Nigel and Adam learn many new skills from each other. Adam, putting his wellies to one side, learns Nigel’s top tips on preparing a Sunday roast; and Nigel, typically found making a crumble, lends a hand on the farm during lambing, and rears his own three little pigs.

Nigel, Adam and the Rightons will set up stall and sell some of their farmed produce to the public, with all money being donated to the BBC’s Children in Need.

Alison Kirkham says: "Nigel and Adam are two of the most popular faces on BBC One so it is incredibly exciting to bring them together. Their areas of knowledge and expertise are naturally complementary and the shows will, I hope, leave us all with a fuller understanding of the meals we eat."

Nigel Slater says: "It has been a truly wonderful learning experience, connecting all the dots from farm to fork. A celebration of the huge effort that goes into getting our food into shops and kitchens, and meeting all the characters that make it happen."

Adam Henson says: “I am thrilled to be taking part in this series and to be working with someone as knowledgeable and engaging as Nigel. Growing our own produce and taking it from field to fork has been an exciting and rewarding experience. Both Nigel and I have certainly been pushed outside of our comfort zones in this series. We’ve both learned a lot from each other and we hope that the public will now enjoy this learning experience with us.”

Nigel And Adam’s Farm Kitchen was commissioned by Alison Kirkham, Head of Commissioning, Features and Formats. The executive producer is Tina Fletcher and the series producer is Kate Shiers, both for the BBC.

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