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April 7, 2015

Kew On A Plate e4 – Winter.

The end of the year at Kew is fast approaching, winter is setting in, but some crops positively love the cold and Raymond learns how brassicas cope in this frosty season. Kate visits Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank to discover the secret to the survival of our winter greens, while Raymond cooks a nutrient-rich […]

March 31, 2015

Kew On A Plate e3 – Autumn.

It’s autumn at Kew, and the vegetable garden is set to produce a bumper harvest. Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble grow some autumnal favourites and cook them up in the Kew kitchen. Kate finds out why the tomato was once considered to be a deadly poison and how the arrival of ketchup helped […]

March 24, 2015

Kew On A Plate e2 – Summer.

Summer has arrived at Kew and everything in Raymond Blanc and Kate Humble’s garden is blooming. Butterflies and bees abound and there are new crops to tend, harvest and cook with.

Everyone loves a carrot, particularly the carrot fly, so Raymond must protect his crop to ensure he has a good […]

March 17, 2015

Kew On A Plate e1 – Spring.

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc, together with Kate Humble, has been given the unique opportunity to spend a year at the most famous botanical gardens at Kew to re-establish the long-lost kitchen gardens that once provided produce for the royal table from George II to Queen Victoria.

It’s spring at Kew and […]