Countrywise Kitchen (2011)

Presenter Paul Heiney on location at Goudhurst leaning on a fence in front of a green field and bright blue sky

Presenter Paul Heiney on location at Goudhurst ©ITV

Countrywise Kitchen seeks out the tastiest food in Britain showcasing the freshest home grown foods, sourced from local producers.

Production Company: ITV

Kent Filming Locations: Goudhurst, Sissinghurst Castle, Dungeness, Little Scotney Farm, Westerham Brewery, Filmers Farm, Loose.

Countrywise Kitchen, hosted by Paul Heiney and featuring Chef Mike Robinson, explore areas of Britain where the best locally sourced food is produced. More than a trip around the Countryside, Countrywise Kitchen highlights the possibilities and benefits of home grown foods. On their journey, they create recipes to satisfy your taste buds from fresh, locally produced ingredients.

In this episode, Countrywise Kitchen comes to Kent, visiting the picturesque Goudhurst, Sissinghurst, The Weald and Dungeness, to name but a few.

Sissinghurst Castle – dates back to the 12th century and is owned by the National Trust. Over 70% of the ingredients used in the kitchen of the ‘Granary Restaurant’ is organic and grown onsite.

The Weald – The Weald is a place of natural beauty stretching from the marshes of Kent to the New Forest in Hampshire. Attractions include the 35 acre Chiddingstone Castle Grounds, Biddenden Vineyard and the Kent and East Sussex Railway.

Dungeness– The coastal town is a popular filming location for Kent and has been used in programs such as Doctor Who (1971), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2006) and Jools Holland. It is part of a SSSI site where many uncommon plants, spiders and insects make their home and shape this unique landscape. In Mondays show the Countrywise Kitchen team take a trip to Dungeness to fish for local mackerel.

Countrywise Kitchen aired on ITV1 on Monday 29th August 2011 at 8pm.


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