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The Hungry Sailors

  • Episode: 

    16 of 30

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 22 Jul 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 30 2013 : Sat 20 Jul - Fri 26 Jul
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Monday 22nd July
Dick and James Strawbridge reach the most northerly point on their travels – the Cornish seaside resort of Bude. They learn to save lives in the surf and make a delicious fish soup for the lifeguards. There’s a competition to make the best pie with Fionagh Harding and James learns how Sue Proudfoot makes her award winning cheese. Dick puts his engineering skills to good use and earns some veg from Richard and Essie Nicholls. Then it’s back to their boat for dinner on the beautiful Bude Canal.
Tuesday 23rd July
Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! James Strawbridge embraces his inner pirate as he and dad Dick visit Penzance to discover some of the best food west Cornwall has to offer. They go fishing with local boatman Stuart McClary and meet some friendly local seals. The boys put their own twist on a traditional Cornish pasty with the McFadden family in St Just and get the village rugby team to judge their efforts. Jeff Thomas provides Dick with the king of cabbages and James has a go at making flour at Wayside Water Mill. 
Wednesday 24th July
It’s off to the Isles of Scilly for our intrepid culinary adventurers today. Dick and James visit St Mary’s and St Agnes and uncover a
few surprises, not least a little corner of Bavaria where Sabine Schraudolph inspires them to try some German specialities. They meet Troytown Farm’s pint-sized dairy herd and attempt to become the fastest milkmen in the west.
James has a go at rowing with a gig crew and catches a crab or two with hotelier Robert Francis while Dick invents an ingenious crustacean cracking contraption.
Thursday 25th July
The Hungry Sailors are island hopping around the Scillies again with Tresco and Bryher as their destinations. Dick and James Strawbridge gather produce from the famous Abbey Gardens and cook in a museum dedicated to shipwrecks. They discover the secret of Tresco beef with farmer Paul Christopher and battle it out to produce the perfect cricket tea. Zoe Dann shows James her secret recipe for Bryher tatty cake but can he remember how it’s done in time for dinner on the water’s edge. 
Friday 26th July
It’s last stop St Martin’s as Hungry Sailors Dick and James Strawbridge wrap up their culinary exploration of the Isles of Scilly. Together they shovel seaweed to earn organic veg from Jonathan Smith and Adam Morton takes them on a fishing trip. When the boat comes in they have their very own chip shop cook-off. Dick samples wine from the UK’s most south westerly vineyard and James learns to make shoes at Little Arthur Farm. Dinner is served on the beach for the new friends they’ve made on their travels
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.