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The Hungry Sailors

  • Episode: 

    26 of 30

  • Transmission: 

    Mon 05 Aug 2013
  • Time: 

    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 32 2013 : Sat 03 Aug - Fri 09 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Monday 5th August
 
Dick and James Strawbridge are in Falmouth on the latest leg of their cooking adventure around Cornwall. Timmy Vinnicombe shows them the traditional way to fish for world famous Fal oysters, Dick meets some rare porkers in Sally Lugg’s Primrose Herd and James bags some unusual beetroot with Greg and Teresa Pascoe. A tussle to make the best tapas sets father and son against each other. Then they team up on a food festival stage to take on top local chefs in a three course cook off. 
 
Tuesday 6th August
 
The parish of Feock on the River Fal is the latest stop for Dick and James Strawbridge on their Cornish cooking adventure. The pair discover apples aplenty in the orchards at Trelissick Gardens and beef up their butchery skills with farmer Ralph Michell. James gets a close look at some ghostly visitors with mussel diver Matt Vernon while Dick gets an idea for pudding at Sue Sutherland Clark’s tea shop
 
Wednesday 7th August
 
The Hungry Sailors head further up the River Fal towards Truro on their mission to find great Cornish food and people who share their passion for it. They try their hand at some edible floristry at Tregothnan where Dick Strawbridge also slurps some exquisite Cornish tea with plantation manager Jonathan Jones. James joins poultry producers Roger and Tanya Olver to prove he can speak fluent duck and tests his tractor driving skills with farmers Pete Mewton and Steve Chamberlain.
 
Thursday 8th August
 
Father and son Dick and James Strawbridge visit St Mawes on their quest to find and cook delicious Cornish produce for the new friends they meet on their journey. Gavin Roberts shares the secret of his granny’s special sausages and they join Maggie Semmens to prepare lunch for some very picky workers on a country estate. Simon and Cat Holman take them fishing with unusual results and Dick makes an earthy new friend on Ruben Collins’ potato farm.
 
Friday 9th August
 
Hungry Sailors Dick and James Strawbridge complete their journey around Cornwall, the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly back where it all began – in their home port of Fowey where their contest to cook the best dish reaches its climax. Before that, father and son battle to plough the straightest furrow with heavy horse experts Alfie Trethewey and Bryony Gill and harbourmaster Captain Paul Thomas shows them how to pilot a ship the size of a football pitch. James forages the hedgerows in search of winning ingredients while Dick goes for broke with a goose and turkey combo from poultry farmer Simon Andrews. But who will be the winner?
 
 
Series overview:
 
Father and son cooking duo Dick and James Strawbridge take to the high seas again in a new, second series of The Hungry Sailors. 
 
Following on from the success of their first series last year, Dick and James set off on-board the 45-foot pilot cutter The Morwenna for a culinary voyage around the coastlines of South West England, taking in the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly along the way. 
 
Throughout their journey they will be tasting the very best in local food and meeting the producers who are putting the Westcountry on the map.
 
They’ll be cooking in their galley kitchen and on-shore too – whether it’s on the beach or on the quayside, Dick and James will be demonstrating a host of new recipes inspired by their travels and the food they’ve discovered.
 
However, they have to work for their supper, so amongst other things, they dig for clams, dive for mussels, shear sheep, herd ducks and help pilot an enormous tanker out to sea. 
 
And as ever they get out their tools and cobble together classic Strawbridge contraptions such as their own crab cracker, a homemade rotisserie, a sushi roller and ice-cream maker. 
 
Dick and James love to get stuck in and get their hands dirty, and these two are nothing if not competitive, whether it’s ploughing with shire horses, shucking oysters or making dinner for their guests back on the boat.