Nigel And Adam’s Farm Kitchen
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Nigel And Adam’s Farm Kitchen

A TV chef is on a learning curve in the Cotswolds

Written by Ben Felsenburg
Ben-Felsenberg-176He doesn’t shimmer with vampish va-va-voom like Nigella, or blind us with science à la Heston, and – pace Jamie – the aitches remain firmly undropped, but for the culinary cognoscenti, Nigel Slater is the TV chef we adore and trust. For one thing, his recipes actually work (only when I turned to that miraculous miniature bible, The 30-Minute Cook, does my klutzy male presence in the kitchen merit anything more than the contemptuous indignation of my long-suffering hausfrau). Graced with debonair charm, he’s also refreshingly undiva-ish, the rare television personality you’d be delighted to have as a house guest, which perhaps explains why Cotswolds’ family the Rightons have invited Slater for an extended stay in Nigel And Adam’s Farm Kitchen (BBC One, 8pm on Wednesday).

Joining him are the broad shoulders of Adam Henson, who is lending his farming expertise to the four-part series in which they ‘sow, grow and cook’ and bring some of Britain’s top 50 supermarket purchases from seed to plate. A steep learning curve awaits Nigel when it comes to the livestock: ‘No names – we’re not naming anything we have to eat,’ is Adam’s steely counsel. This week the duo invite us to resist the temptation of convenience meals, delight in the glory of the traditional roast and discover the taste of pasta grown in a Cotswolds’ field. An hour to savour – and put those ready meals away.

NOT TO BE MISSED

TV-Nov15-NotToBeMissed-590

QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE CRIPPLED KAISER (Channel 4, Sun, 8pm)
Documentary tracing the roots of the Great War to the dysfunctional childhood of the old queen’s grandson.

BRITAIN AND THE SEA (BBC One, Sun, 9pm)
David Dimbleby  unleashes his inner sea dog as he voyages our shores.

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (BBC Four, Tues, 10pm)
Forget car chases, this is how you do a Cold War drama: thrill to the pensive spectaclepolishing of Alec Guinness’s George Smiley.


Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition
Place-Classified-advert-336
TLR-advert-May2014-336

Daily tip from the lady archive

"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
More vintage tips

Live-in Housekeeper in Southampton

A lovely family of 4 is looking for a live-in housekeeper. All main housekeeping duties including laundry and occasional cooking. 4 bedrooms house. The accommodation is a bedroom and a shared bathroom. 25-30 hours per week. Immediate start. Salary £250 npw

APPLY NOW

Win-dvd-Oct31-336
Win-Vodka-Oct24-336

Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.Oct 31 - Nov 6

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12
Win-Food-Oct24-336
Lady-directory-button-NEW

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter

 


 
You are now being logged in using your Facebook credentials