Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Born Jan 14, 1965

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.


1997 32 Years Old In 1997, Fearnley-Whittingstall moved into River Cottage, a former game-keeper's lodge on the grounds of Slape Manor in Netherbury, Dorset, UK, which he had previously used as a weekend and holiday home. … Read More
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., on a property close to Dottery (near Bridport), Dorset, together with his family. … Read More


2005 40 Years Old In 2005, a series called The View from River Cottage was produced using extracts from the four previous series, accompanied by newly recorded narration. … Read More
2006 41 Years Old 1 More Event
During 2006, Fearnley-Whittingstall moved River Cottage HQ from the original 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, River Cottage: Gone Fishing, a short series that is the concept's tenth overall, in which he examines some of the lesser-known fish to be caught around the British Isles. … Read More
From 2008, Fearnley-Whittingstall filmed magazine-style food programmes, produced at River Cottage HQ, based on the seasonal themes. … Read More
2009 44 Years Old On 19 October 2009, a new series of four episodes aired on Channel 4: River Cottage – Winter's on the Way. … Read More
2010 45 Years Old In September 2010, a new series of River Cottage episodes, entitled River Cottage Every Day, commenced. … Read More
In Autumn 2011, a new series, River Cottage: Veg Every Day, was launched and is based on Fearnley-Whittingstall's developed awareness regarding the problematic way in which meat is produced and consumed in the modern era. … Read More
2012 47 Years Old 1 More Event
A new series of River Cottage, entitled Three Good Things, aired on Channel 4 in December 2012. … Read More


2015 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2015, alongside Lindsey Chapman, he hosted a series of five daily programmes on BBC One, linked to three evening programmes Big Blue Live. … Read More
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