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Royal seal of approval for River Cottage HQ

PUBLISHED: 12:35 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:36 17 September 2014

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and HRH The Prince of Wales

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and HRH The Prince of Wales


River Cottage HQ, on the Dorset-Devon border, recently welcomed The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as honoured guests.

The royal couple toured Park Farm – a working organic smallholding and the base for all River Cottage courses and television series – in the company of its founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

The royal couple heard about the recently established Chefs’ School and met Sam Lomas, winner of the Rising Star young chef award in 2013.

They also chatted to John Wright, River Cottage’s resident foraging expert and leader of the popular Edible Seashore and Mushroom Foraging courses.

“I was very proud to be able to show off our amazing operation and our brilliantly talented team,” said Hugh. “River Cottage is unique – there’s nowhere else in the country offering such a range of teaching in the area of local, seasonal cookery and ethical food production – and it’s wonderful for that to be recognised.”


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