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River Cottage Australia

River Cottage Australia

Celebrated chef and self sufficiency guru Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall hands the River Cottage baton to an Australian counterpart former Tasmanian chef, Paul West who faces new challenges and uniquely Australian characters as he attempts to set up his own farm near the historic and picturesque village of Central Tilba on the NSW Far South Coast.

River Cottage Australia - Episode 4

With a malfunctioning water tank, and no dams to rely on, Paul is suddenly faced with a farmer's worst fear - a critical shortage of water. His cows, pigs and veges all depend on a steady supply, so Paul enlists the help of a local farmer to see if they can tap on old spring on the property. But will it be enough to save the farm?

River Cottage Australia - Episode 5

Paul's dream is to one day make River Cottage Australia self-sufficient - and he's well on the way. With his own herbs, vegetables, eggs and cream - from Bessie the cow - he whips up his first ever "all from the farm" meal. But not all is going so well. Flies are a constant issue - especially in Paul's country kitchen. So he meets a local sustainable farmer who introduces him to an ingenious all-natural solution.

River Cottage Australia - Episode 6

River Cottage Australia land-holder Paul West is keen to restore the gully which acts as a natural watercourse on his farm - but it's almost totally overgrown with blackberries. Paul learns he can hire a herd of hefty eaters to deal with the problem - but will they have the appetite for such a massive job?

River Cottage Australia - Episode 7

On the farm, Paul's been collecting old chook feathers - but what on earth for? Could there be something fishy going on? And as we head to the coast nearby, Paul learns that there's more to seaweed than meets the eye. Not only is it good for the garden, he has an idea for a crispy new recipe.

River Cottage Australia - Episode 8

It's been nearly four months since Hugh returned to River Cottage in the UK to let Paul to go it alone. But now he's back, and he's amazed at what he finds. Where there used to be rundown enclosures and sheds, there are now homes for chickens, ducks, pigs and a dairy cow. The vegetable beds they laid out together are now a mass of leafy winter greens, and the citrus grove is thriving.

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