BBC English Television presenter Kate Humble joins forces with Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc and the experts at Kew Gardens to rediscover the rich heritage of British vegetables.
For this four episode series, a vegetable garden has been created at Kew to show the wide varieties of vegetables which used to play an intrinsic role in British kitchens and plates, but now have largely been forgotten.
Joe and Alice, the gardeners at Kew, share their knowledge of how to grow vegetables, with an emphasis on seasonality, variety and natural ways of controlling pests and diseases. Kate uncovers some fascinating historical stories and recipes and discovers how science plays a part in what we eat while getting some wonderful behind-the scenes insights into the workings of Kew. Raymond takes the raw ingredients from the Kew vegetable garden and transforms them into a range of dishes that remind us just how special our heritage vegetables are.