A brand new 10-part series for BBC Two, Marcus Wareing’s Tales From A Kitchen Garden (10x30), has been commissioned by BBC Daytime.
The programme follows Marcus - chef extraordinaire and successful restaurateur - as he follows his dream of living, and cooking, in the English countryside. The series will see Marcus travel across the country visiting the very best of British producers, farmers and gardeners - inspiring him as he grows his fledgling market garden.
Throughout the series there will be lessons and top tips about rearing livestock as diverse as pigs, chickens, cows, sheep and even bees. There’ll also be advice on planting orchards and the best way to grow vegetables - inspiring Marcus, and viewers at home, to get out there and start planting.
Marcus Wareing says: “I am hugely excited to be given this opportunity from the BBC and to be working with Plimsoll. Having started to develop my Kitchen Garden in East Sussex I am keen to learn from the experts, and I can't wait to explore many different parts of the UK and uncover the absolute best of British producers, farmers and gardeners. I am hoping to learn new skills and bring new ideas back to my own garden as I strive to improve my own offering. Of course cooking remains my passion so I am looking forward to trying some of these ingredients, along with a few of my own, and sharing the recipes with you.”
Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of Daytime & Early Peak, says: “Local farms and their bounty have sustained us over the past year and have also inspired many to look at how to lead a more sustainable, affordable life closer to home. This new series, which celebrates the British countryside and its custodians, will offer food for thought for BBC Two viewers and dish up a real visual treat.”
Marcus Wareing’s Tales From A Kitchen Garden is a Plimsoll production for BBC Two and will air in 2022.