Welcome to our first episode in an exciting new series exploring food in Britain, brought to you by none other than Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace! In this new series Gregg will be exploring regional specialties and meeting some of the chef’s and food producers that make British food GREAT!
In our first episode Gregg is visiting the Garden of England – Kent which also happens to be his home. Kent is just a short train journey from London so easy to reach but a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Folk from Kent have been farming since farming began and the quality of produce in the region is a testament to this fact. Even the Romans farmed Kent leaving behind a trail of Cherry orchards and Vineyards.
In this film Gregg meets up with Tom from Brogdale Farm which has one of the biggest fruit collections in the world – they grow over 4,000 varieties of fruit!
Farmers markets have become all the rage in recent years and the market in Kent boasts over 1,000 years of history so put that on your plate and eat it!
Great ingredients from the land and the sea are the perfect recipe for great restaurants and Kent is no exception. Gregg meets up with Richard Phillips from the Pearson Arms to get an insight into what makes food so great in Kent and why people should visit the area, and he also talks to an oyster farmer in Lees Court Estate in the Swale Estuary who hand picks and cleans some of the best oysters in the country!
We hope you in enjoy the video and it inspires you to visit the area for lunch, dinner or to stock up on local ingredients! To find out more, why not visit the VisitKent website and don’t forget to check back for future episodes in the series.