What to Eat Now

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What to Eat Now
Presented by Valentine Warner
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Production
Producer(s) Paul Ratcliffe
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Optomen TV
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Two
Original run 15 September 2008 (2008-09-15)  – present
External links
Website

What to Eat Now is a six-part series, broadcast on BBC Two and presented by chef Valentine Warner. The basic message behind the series is that people should eat food that is in season.

The series has covered autumnal foods, both meats such as rabbit and pigeon, and fruits and vegetables and fungi, including apples, pears, pumpkins, chicory, beetroot and truffle as part of the series.

The programme was first broadcast on 15 September 2008.

In looking at apples, the show visited Benedictine monks, and talked about how they could find the best apples to make a dish called "apple charlotte".

In looking at beetroot, the show visited a farmer who practiced biodynamic farming, believing that the phases of the moon could affect plant growth.

The show travelled to Lindisfarne to illustrate mussel catching. Warner has also published two books entitled "What to Eat Now" and "What to Eat Now – More Please!" to accompany the series'. [1]

A second series was broadcast in 2009.

Episodes[edit]

  • Episode 6 : The final edition of the programme's first series featured Warner describing a modern version of the Cornish pasty involving mussels, which he calls "mussel empanada" (Radio Times, 18–24 October 2008,p78).

The programme broadcast on 13 July 2009 dealt with food to take to a picnic.

Reception[edit]

The Guardian commented "do we need a return to the ways of the caveman? Is Valentine Warner the future of TV chefs?" in their review of the series.[1]

Books[edit]

Valentine Warner has written two books to accompany the series – What to Eat Now and What to Eat Now – More Please! published by Mitchell Beazley

DVD[edit]

A DVD of the first series is now available, distributed by Acorn Media UK.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morwenna Ferrier (15 September 2008). "Valentine Warner picks his own". guardian.co.uk. Guardian. 
  • Warner, V. (2008). In "Living" section of "Radio Times", 27 September – 3 October, p24

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