What to Eat Now
|What to Eat Now|
|Presented by||Valentine Warner|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Optomen TV|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||16:9 1080i|
|Original release||15 September 2008– 10 August 2009|
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 programme was first broadcast on 15 September 2008. A second and final series was broadcast in 2009.
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. 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.
A DVD of the first series is now available, distributed by Acorn Media UK.
- Warner, V. (2008). In "Living" section of "Radio Times", 27 September – 3 October, p24