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The Hungry Sailors

  • Episode: 

    21 of 30

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 29 Jul 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 31 2013 : Sat 27 Jul - Fri 02 Aug
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Monday 29th July
Dick and James Strawbridge return to the Cornish mainland – eventually. Stormy seas scupper plans to cook on board their boat at Porthcurno. Instead they make a Wild West dinner in the spectacular setting of the Minack Theatre on cliffs overlooking the ocean. They also compete to make the best samosa with runaway bride June Hornby and sample spam fritters as they dig for victory in the World War Two garden at Trengwainton. James saddles up in search of prime beef with farmer Bridgette Clamp while Dick discovers the delights of Hugh Eddy’s ewe’s yoghurt.
Tuesday 30th July 
Father and son Dick and James Strawbridge make their way to the busy fishing port of Newlyn on their Cornish adventure to find great food and people who share their passion for it. They have a go at shearing some of Paula Wills’ very friendly sheep and sort sardines for the fishy surprise that is Stargazy Pie. Dick finds out how melon man David Jeffery grows such an unusual crop in Cornwall and James explores the legend of a mermaid that inspired the Monies family from Zennor to make ice cream.
Wednesday 31st July
Dick and James Strawbridge explore more of wonderful West Cornwall. Today they make pizzas and toffee apples on a visit to Joyce Edwards at her Porthleven allotment and sticky chicken with Tweety the emu and her feathered friends on Paul Parfitt’s poultry farm. Father and son feel safer on the high seas after a Search and Rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose goes through its paces and James discovers a sting in the tale of an unusual brewery.
Thursday 1st August 
The fishing village of Coverack is the latest port of call for Dick and James Strawbridge on their culinary voyage around Cornwall. Today there’s a battle of the buns with baker Hope O’Neill and they cook up a mean chilli for the crew of the Lizard Lifeboat to say thanks for taking them out on exercise. Dick cozies up to a very friendly camel with farmer David Oates and James learns all about a special harvest from the sea with Philip Tanswell.
Friday 2nd August 
Hungry Sailors Dick and James Strawbridge head up the Helford River on the latest leg of their Cornish tour. They’re on a mission to find the best local ingredients for dinner on board their boat with the new friends they make on their travels. Today they’re feeding the locals at a soup kitchen with a difference in Port Navas and foraging for funghi with Justin Whitehouse. David Gear helps Dick do marvellous things with his mushrooms while James gets a scare from a monster from the deep on a fishing trip with Simon and Linda Filmer.
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.