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Michel Roux Jr on Bread and The Hairy Bikers on Cauliflower

Well-known chefs popularise traditional British produce. Michel Roux Jr gets passionate about breadmaking and the Hairy Bikers share cauliflower recipes.

Some of our best Great British produce is under threat and in this campaigning series, ten of the BBC's best-known chefs and cooks are on a mission to bring our traditional produce back from the brink. Each chef champions a produce that is close to their heart but is in danger of being lost forever if we don't rally behind it. The programmes are a call to action and aim to encourage people to rethink their buying and eating habits. To get to the heart of the problem, each chef travels the country meeting farmers and producers to find out exactly what we need to do to reinvigorate and save our great heritage foods. Most importantly, they show us how to cook fabulous meals featuring these great British ingredients.

In this first episode of the series, two-star Michelin chef and co-host of Masterchef - The Professionals, Michel Roux Jr., gets passionate about the lost art of bread making. He's concerned that mass-produced, bland-tasting loaves have made us forget what real bread should taste like. He campaigns for the return of the artisan baker to the UK high street and shares his own unique recipes to show how easy and rewarding home baking can be.

Hot on his heels, the Hairy Bikers get revved up and join the Great British Food Revival campaign to highlight the plight of the British cauliflower. It's fallen out of fashion as other greener vegetables have become more popular and have taken its place in our shopping baskets. The Bikers are determined to show that not only is it nutritious, but it can also be versatile and delicious. They rustle up three mouthwatering recipes where the overlooked cauli becomes the star ingredient.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 25 Feb 2013 15:20


Role Contributor
Series Producer Philip J Smith
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley
Participant Michel Roux Jr
Participant David Myers
Participant Si King


  • Wed 9 Mar 2011 20:00
  • Wed 9 Mar 2011 23:50
  • Thu 17 Mar 2011 19:00
  • Mon 14 Nov 2011 19:00
  • Mon 25 Feb 2013 15:20

Great British Food Revival recipes

Great British Food Revival recipes

Try own food revival at home with the recipes on BBC Food.