Video: How Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Gave Up Eating Meat For An Entire Summer

Yesterday, we introduced you to British cookbook author and television presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. He was in NYC to cook from his book latest book, River Cottage Veg, and hang out at the Spotted Pig and Blue Hill. Totally sucking, right Hugh? It was fun getting to know him in person, but we really didn't have any idea how great his TV shows are. Here is the first episode from his vegetable series, where he goes vegetarian for an entire summer. The tone is measured — not hyperbolic or dramatic or competitive — and we see Hugh in the kitchen, sweating green onion and fennel while soft music plays. He goes on to throw a meat-free backyard BBQ. It's almost throwback food television. When it was all about the food. You can follow his YouTube channel for much more.

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