Grow it and eat it

Having just given a Xmas luncheon for some friends and introduced them to kohlrabi which I had grown myself, and which they liked, I am on a mission to get more programs about growing fruit and veg. and then recipes for eating it includind salad suggestions and tips about ripeness of fruit to eat raw etc.  This will bring in those clamouring for more gardening programmes as well as the multitudes who love the cookery and catering programs.  How about it BBC - a "Grow it and Eat it" pprogram!

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    You need to contact the BBC-

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/tv/pitching-ideas/ideas-from-the-public.shtml

    or perhaps you local ITV company or Channel 4/5 to suggest this.

    But didn't Jamie Oliver do a programme on this already?

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    I am just trying to gauge opinion ( like the Romans did in their forums!),  as  have read a lot of complaints about the dearth of gardening programs and the surfeit of cookery programs.  I also see lots of unusual fruit and veg. growing at the Bristol Unuv. Botanic garden where I am a volunteer gardener and have to do research to find recipes for them.  I think a program such as I suggest would appeal to a lot of new gardeners and cooks and also could integrate a lot of ethnic groups and their growing and cooking too.  It could be an entertainment with strong factual bias which would fit the BBC and their strong lead on such programs in educating the public.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,667

    HFW has done several along these lines too image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    I know what you are saying-and opinion will be with you-but it will just be a discussion-ideas for programmes are pitched ever day-very,very few get taken up.

    In TV land there are few actual original ideas-it depends what is flavour of the month so to speak

    Now if you had a all singing, dancing on ice,spinning round on chairs,eating things grown in a jungle idea for a progamme- you could be onto a winner.image

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Did either Jamie Oliver or Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall start from scratch with seeds or tree whips  and take the gardener through whay is needed before you have produce you can eat?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,667

    As I recall HFW started with a group of local residents, clearing overgrown land, creating veg patches, chicken runs etc, sowing and planting etc - then returning to cook the produce.

    And I think he also started from scratch with creating veg plots and keeping hens and pigs etc when filming how he first took up residence at River Cottage.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Golf king, you had me giggling!  I did thin"he lines ofthe Hairy Bikers who combie food and geography, but thought gardening and history with a hint of geography would be better combination,. when I saw the recent one-off on Dorothy Hartley and her book on the ""Food of England."

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,667

    That is a wonderful book happymarion - one of my all time most favourite books image

    Also, have you read Nigel Slater's Tender Vols 1 & 2, huge books about growing, cooking and eating all manner of fruits and vegetables image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Thank you, Dovefromabove.  Must visit the library.

     

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Perhaps Nigel Slater could front the program and then we might see him sit down to eat.  He and his guests seem to always eat standing up!  Weird.

     

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