River Cottage Spring - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is back!

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River Cottage Spring - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is back!

Post: #106261 Ratty
Thu May 29, 2008 5:55 pm

Just wondered if he's another Marmite? (love him/loathe him)

Personally i think he's done some really good things, especially the Chicken Out campaign.

Did anyone else watch last night's show?

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Post: #106340 Helsbells
Thu May 29, 2008 10:06 pm

We love you Hugh!

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Post: #106379 ina
Fri May 30, 2008 7:43 am

I'm generally not keen on people who have their photo plastered all over the place. On the other hand, not having a telly, I've never seen him in action. Basically, if he gets people thinking more about what they eat, that can only be good; I might not like the way he does it... But that's my problem.
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Post: #106403 lsm1066
Fri May 30, 2008 9:29 am

It was an excellent programme (then again, I'm biased in favour of HFW on anything at all!). Can't wait to see what happens to the veg-avoiders.

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Post: #106525 Helsbells
Fri May 30, 2008 8:33 pm

I really love Hugh, me and by fiance think he is great!

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Post: #106541 Shirley
Fri May 30, 2008 10:36 pm

well... he's ok I suppose! :flower:
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Post: #106543 MKG
Fri May 30, 2008 10:41 pm

HFW is just another tree-hugging chicken-lover.

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Post: #106595 marshlander
Sat May 31, 2008 12:06 pm

Mostly love him but get a bit miffed when the prog is verging on a free advert for River Cattage HQ courses and spin offs.
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Post: #107573 the.fee.fairy
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:03 am

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Post: #107643 Silver Ether
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:48 pm

MKG wrote:HFW is just another tree-hugging chicken-lover.

OUCH!! What? Gerroff .... AAH ... AAAAAAAAAAH


whats wrong with tree hugging??? :flower:

I quite like him but ... got rid of his newsletter thing as its driving me nuts with all the pushing of courses etc ... boring ...

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Post: #107644 mybarnconversion
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:03 pm

I like Hugh although I think he's dangerously close to over-using / over-commercialising the River Cottage brand

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Post: #107662 mrsflibble
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:42 pm

I used to love him. now I'm not so sure because I don't like his "smallholding-er than thou" attitude or his assumption that everyone can afford organic or free range food. I do the best I can, he makes me feel guilty 'cos aparently the best I can do isn't good enough.
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Post: #107683 snapdragon
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:46 pm

Marmite he ain't


I like some of his programmes - if I am interested in what he's doing, I did see and enjoy the Bristol smallholding, but would like to know where it is :?
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Post: #107742 Birdie Wife
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:47 pm

I went right off him when he went all preachy and smug but I'm enjoying the Spring series. If you look back at his first series when he was just starting out, he's got an entirely different attitude and it's a bit sad to see how much he's changed really. Back to your roots, Hugh!

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Post: #107751 MKG
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:14 pm

I think it's sometimes difficult to remember that he's never been an environmentalist - as far as I know, he's never gabbled on about being particularly green. It's food, its production and the sustainability and morality of its production that's always been his main concern. Food creates its own marketplace, and he operates within that marketplace. I don't blame him, although I have no idea what his pricing policy is. That, perhaps, might change my opinion slightly.


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