Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Born Jan 14, 1965
Age 50
Hometown London
Other Names Hugh Fearnley-Whi...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British celebrity chef, television personality, journalist, food writer and "real food" campaigner, known for his back-to-basics philosophy. He is best known for being the lead personality in the River Cottage series on UK's Channel 4, which focuses on his efforts to become a self-reliant downshifted farmer in rural England and feed himself, family and friends with locally produced and sourced fruits, vegetables, fish, eggs and meat.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.


1965 Birth Born on January 14, 1965.


1994 29 Years Old He became a freelance journalist, published in Punch, the Evening Standard and The Sunday Times. In 1994, Macmillan published his Cuisine Bon Marché, which contained recipes and guidance on a wide range of food commonly found in British markets. … Read More


1997 32 Years Old In 1997, he moved into River Cottage, a former game-keeper's lodge on the grounds of Slape Manor in Netherbury, Dorset, which he had previously used as a weekend and holiday home. … Read More
2002 37 Years Old In 2002, he presented the six-episode series, Treats from the Edwardian Country House.
2004 39 Years Old In 2004, Beyond River Cottage followed Fearnley-Whittingstall's progress as he set up a new business, River Cottage H.Q., close to Dottery (near Bridport), Dorset.


2005 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, a series called The View from River Cottage was produced using extracts from the four previous series, accompanied by newly-recorded narration.
2006 41 Years Old 1 More Event
During 2006, Fearnley-Whittingstall moved River Cottage H.Q. from the original rented and converted barn near Bridport, to its new premises, Park Farm, a farm near Uplyme on the West Dorset/East Devon border.
2007 42 Years Old In 2007, Fearnley-Whittingstall presented the short series River Cottage: Gone Fishing, which examined some of the lesser-known fish to be caught around the British Isles. … Read More
2008 43 Years Old Fearnley-Whittingstall also presented a magazine-style food programme produced at River Cottage HQ, River Cottage Spring, which ran from 28 May to 25 June 2008 on Channel 4, and was followed later that year by River Cottage Autumn, which ran from 16 October to 6 November.
He was a guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on 31 July 2009.
2010 45 Years Old In September 2010, a new series of River Cottage episodes titled ' River Cottage Everyday' began. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In Autumn 2011, a new series, River Cottage, Veg Every Day, began as Hugh developed awareness for how much meat is consumed daily and promoting interesting and delicious vegetarian meals. … Read More
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