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date: 21 January 2020

Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh Christopher Edmund free

Born 14 Jan. 1965; s of Robert and Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall; m 2001, Marie Derôme; two s two d

writer, broadcaster, cook and food campaigner, since 1989; Founder and Director: River Cottage Cookery School and River Cottage Kitchens; Keo Films Ltd


Eton Coll.; St Peter’s Coll., Oxford (BA Hons Philos. and Psychol.)


Sous chef, River Cafe, 1989; journalist: Punch, 1989–92; Sunday Times, 1990–92; Daily Telegraph, 1993–98; Independent on Sunday, 2000–02; Observer, 2002. Food columnist: Observer (monthly), 2003–06; Guardian Weekend Mag., 2006–13. Television includes series: A Cook on the Wild Side, 1995, 1997; Escape to River Cottage, 1998–99; Return to River Cottage, 2000; River Cottage Forever, 2002; Beyond River Cottage, 2004; River Cottage Road Trip, 2005; The View from River Cottage, 2005; The River Cottage Treatment, 2006; River Cottage: Gone Fishing, 2007; Hugh’s Chicken Run, 2008; River Cottage Spring, 2008; River Cottage Autumn, 2008; River Cottage: Summer’s Here, 2009, Winter’s on the Way, 2009; River Cottage Every Day, 2010; Hugh’s Fish Fight, 2011; River Cottage Veg, 2011; River Cottage Mash Up, Three Go Mad, 2012; Three Good Things, 2012; Hugh’s Fish Fight: Save Our Seas, 2013; River Cottage to the Core, 2013; Scandimania, 2014; Hugh’s Fish Fight: Hugh’s Last Stand, 2014; Big Blue UK, 2015; Hugh’s War on Waste, 2015, 2016; Ingenious Animals, 2016; Saving Africa’s Elephants: Hugh and the Ivory War, 2016; Hugh’s Wild West, 2018; Britain’s Fat Fight, 2018, 2019; War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita, 2019. Member: Devon Cattle Breeders’ Assoc., 2004–; Greenpeace, 2010–. Patron: FARMA; Switchback; Countryside Restoration Trust. Vice-Pres., Fauna and Flora Internat.


A Cook on the Wild Side, 1995; The River Cottage Cookbook, 2001; The River Cottage Year, 2003; The River Cottage Meat Book, 2004; The River Cottage Family Cookbook, 2005; (with Nick Fisher) The River Cottage Fish Book, 2007; Hugh Fearlessly Eats It All, 2007; River Cottage Every Day, 2009; River Cottage Veg Every Day!, 2011; Hugh’s Three Good Things on a Plate, 2012; River Cottage Fruit Every Day!, 2013; River Cottage Light & Easy, 2014; Love Your Leftovers, 2015; River Cottage A to Z, 2016; River Cottage Much More Veg, 2017


fishing, diving, growing vegetables, charcuterie


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