Congratulations to Giles Coren and the BBC2 team for a delightful programme ‘Our Food’- get it on iplayer download whilst you can. Giles takes us through the history of foods traditionally associated with Kent. The thread running literally, through the piece is the River Medway, Kent’s most important river viewed from the lovely Lady of the Lea river sailing barge.
We are introduced to Kent’s traditional food stuffs and how they are being adapting to today’s demands with some marvellously scenic shots of Kent at its Bucolic Best.
As Pop Larkin said; ‘Perfick!’
Or if your literary taste is a little more highbrow; Kent, Sir- everybody knows Kent- Apples, cherries, hops and women’ -Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1837
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