The River Cottage Diary 2008

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage

ISBN-10: 0747588805
ISBN-13: 9780747588801
Region: British
Publication Date: October, 2007
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A seasonal companion that will engage and inspire you throughout the year – to tie in with a primetime Channel Four programme

The theme for the River Cottage Diary 2008 is regional and local food. We celebrate the food and food heroes of 12 different regions of the UK, with information about what is especially good from each area, lists of seasonal fruit, vegetables and meat, and 36 classic local recipes on perforated card that you can use again and again.

This year, Hugh and the River Cottage team are tackling the big national supermarkets as they attempt to set up their own shop in the town of Axminster in Devon, teaming up with local farmers and food specialists. The River Cottage Diary 2008 will have a dedicated section about the project, complete with profiles of eight of Axminster’s top local producers.

As always in this week-to-view diary, included are useful foodie dates (including many of the major food festivals and agricultural shows), websites, planting tables, seasonality charts, weights and measures and even moon phases.

The River Cottage Diary 2008 is A5, spiral bound and printed full-colour on 100% recycled paper. (

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It was 1998 when Hugh moved into the original River Cottage in Dorset, to start growing and rearing some of his own food. ‘River Cottage’ has since moved on, and has grown and developed, but we continue to stand for the same principles: self-sufficiency, food integrity, and the consumption of local, seasonal produce.

Today, River Cottage consists of several different projects...

River Cottage HQ (Park Farm) is our base for running courses and events inspired by the philosophy of the original River Cottage – ranging from a night’s dining and entertainment, through to courses in foraging, curing, gardening, breadmaking, butchery and more. For full details, see the River Cottage HQ Events and Courses homepage and meet the River Cottage Team.

River Cottage also has a Local Produce Store in Axminster, where we work with a wonderful collection of local and organic food & drink producers from the South West. We stock a wide selection of the very best local and seasonal provisions including milk, eggs, bread, meat, poultry, beers and wines. The Axminster Canteen annexed to the Local Produce Store serves meals during the day and is open for evening service and Sunday lunch.

We have also teamed up with our friends at Komedia to bring River Cottage to Bath. The Bath Canteen is open every day and like the Axminster Canteen, showcases the very best of what the South West has to offer.

Our other projects include series for television, regular food columns, and a range of books, DVDs and online courses, some of which you may already be familiar with. To keep up-to-date with our latest news, bookmark our News homepage, or sign up for our monthly newsletter.

River Cottage is not a charity, but does aim to be a ‘more than profit’ organisation. This means, firstly, that we are ready to re-invest much of our income in developing our ideology and the base of our activities.

It also means that we should be ready to hold back from, or turn down, business that conflicts with our ideology and our commitment to ethical business practice. Thirdly, we feel we should also be making links with, and finding ways to support, other organisations who share our ideas.  (

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