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Season 2!

Join host Paul West and his furry friend Digger as they experience their first summer in idyllic Tilba!

» Ask Host Paul West a Question

» Watch our behind-the-scenes videos!

Get Paul's Recipes

Find out how you can recreate all the amazing recipes from the show at home.

» Summer Vegetable Terrine

Paul at the Markets

Join Paul West on the road with Subaru as he explores some of Australia's best grower's markets.

Meet Digger!

Find out more about the real star of River Cottage Australia - Digger the Dog!

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Paul West at the Markets: Slow Food

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In the first season of River Cottage Australia, Paul West only scratched the surface of the farm’s potential. During his time he tapped into a handful of people who shared his passion for food, farming & sustainable living. In this series he’s ready to take on even bigger challenges. His aim is to expand the farm from a smallholding to a viable small farm, edging closer to self-sufficiency.

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Posted by Judy487 • 17w ago • Report
Hi
My husband and I bought 30 acres in Central Queensland, we are trying to be as self-sufficient as possible. We have Boer goats cleaning up the block, they are great weed exterminators. Chickens for eggs, ducks, geese and turkeys, but we are wanting some beat chickens, what are the best for CQ, that will tolerate the heat? Keep up the good work, we enjoy watching the show to see what you will do next
Posted by Lee367 • 17w ago • Report
I have.
Posted by Lee367 • 17w ago • Report
I have been watching River Cottage from the beginning, when Hugh used to catch eels in the creek beside his first house. He has always conducted himself with dignity & intelligence. It is truly disappointing that in the Australian version we have to reveal our chronic national self-consciousness and abhorrence of any sign of intellectualism, through incessant and exaggerated blokey language, with everyone being called "mate" at every opportunity, and use of other lowest-common-denominator colloquialisms. It makes me cringe, and I hate to think of the impression it will give if ever shown in the UK or elsewhere. We are not all like that. Having a certain level of education and expertise should be demonstrated with refinement and pride.
Posted by Judy487 • 17w ago • Report
If you don't like the show STOP Watching.
Posted by Chris1035 • 18w ago • Report
Best on tv, a feel good show. Great career you have there Paul!
Posted by Steven319 • 18w ago • Report
Paul, great show, but your lilly pilly champagne recipe doesn't say when to add yeast, etc.. Can only assume it is prior to covering with muslin cloth. Pretty important step.
Posted by Bridget127 • 18w ago • Report
What? Are you all mad?!!! River Cottage Australia is terrible and Paul West is absolutely painful as a host. He is awkward on camera and so bland..... It is such a shame as the British River Cottage is fab.
Don't even get me started on the lame hipster beard!
Posted by Sharon1356 • 19w ago • Report
Where have you been all my life!
Posted by Sean167 • 21w ago • Report
Hi Paul, just wanted to let you know I am following my dream and are just about ready to start my new mobile wood fired pizza business in Perth and tried your pumpkin, goats cheese and pear pizza with rocket with olive oil last night which was on this weeks show for the family and it was a huge hit! Thanks for the great show! We watch it every week! All the best Sean - Sunny Jim's Mobile Wood Fired Pizza.
Posted by Stephanie852 • 21w ago • Report
Hello River Cottage, I absolutely love your show. My husband and I have been thinking about a sea change to the country! And you have inspired us so much to make the move. Amazing, loving everything. Paul you are an inspiration and have definitely found your calling! Keep up the good work!