Did anyone catch Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new show, The River Cottage Treatment, tonight?
I thought it was excellent. This was a complete departure from the format of his previous shows, but still the same enthusiastic Hugh. He took a group of people who loved fast food - in tonight's case, cheap joints of chicken as served at your local greasy takeaway - and showed them how he raised, killed and cooked his own chickens in a bid to convince them that factory farmed hens were not a "good buy" - for them or for the chickens.
It was fascinating to see how it gradually dawned on the group that the £2.99 hen bought at the supermarket or the plate of chicken nuggets was not only inferior tasting, but not that much cheaper than the economic use of a whole free range or organic bird, from making kebabs from the breast meat to cooking up a chicken soup from the carcass and a few bits of veg.
What did you think?