Countrywise Kitchen

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM


Mike Robinson is in the ancient kingdom of Wessex, travelling its rivers to the Thames. He makes a local crayfish cocktail, and uses flour from a working watermill to make a “super-sandwich”. Kate Jenkins bakes an irresistible snack using goat’s cheese and honey

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM


Mike Robinson finds the best of both land and sea in Sussex, barbequing lamb over local charcoal and perfecting home-cooked fish and chips. Kate Jenkins makes a pudding that everyone thinks is American – but was actually invented in Sussex!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

Welsh Borders: 

Chef Mike Robinson goes fly-fishing for trout in a stunning Welsh valley, and discovers how the climate there also makes it a great place to grow vegetables. Meanwhile baking expert Kate Jenkins makes a mouth-watering Monmouth pudding in her Welsh cottage kitchen. 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM


Chef Mike robinson travels to Guernsey to explore how the sea, landscape and closeness to France has impacted on the islands food. And a new cook, Kate Jenkins, joins the kitchen team to celebrate the best of British home baking.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

The Cotswolds: 

Paul Heiney and Chef Mike Robinson discover that there’s more to the Cotswolds than chocolate box villages.

Dishes this week include a spatchcocked partridge; the ultimate Wiltshire ham sandwich; and a creamy rice pudding made with the finest local ingredients.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011, 7:30PM – 8:00PM

Paul Heiney and Mike Robinson look for the very best ingredients to make the most important meal of the year. 

Mike meets a Lord famed for his turkeys and chickens, and finds out the secret of their special flavour. 

Paul finds out another secret – the origin of the humble mince pie. And Mike has plenty of hints and tips as he cooks a traditional Christmas roast.

Monday, 19 December 2011, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

Paul Heiney and Mike Robinson look at the best winter ingredients for dishes to warm you on a cold night, and entertain friends and family. 

Mike is on a working country estate, with a farm shop selling the very best local produce. 

Paul tours Borough Market to find unusual ingredients that will give any winter dish an extra special flavour.

Monday, 12 December 2011, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

In the first of three special programmes, Paul Heiney and Mike Robinson celebrate Winter in the kitchen, from seasonal produce to traditionally preserved foods. Paul visits London’s Borough Market, where the country comes to the city, and learns how café owner Maria Moruzzi makes her celebrated Bubble and Squeak. Mike meets passionate food producers, and this week is down on a farm famed for wild boar.

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