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Name: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall  
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Date of Birth: 14th January 1965
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Writer
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a British celebrity chef and TV presenter.

Born in London in 1965, but raised in Gloucestershire, Fearnley-Whittingstall first became interested in cookery as a young child but he chose to study at Oxford, after attending Eton College, and then began his career with conservation work in Africa in preference to commencing a career as a young chef.

After the work in Africa he spent a brief period as a sous chef at the River Café, but his reputation has primarily developed because of his unorthodox style of TV presentation. Initial exposure came in Cook on the Wild Side (an exploration of earthy cuisine) and TV Dinners, then in 1997 he moved into River Cottage in Dorset, which he had previously been using as a weekend and holiday home. This became the setting for three series: Escape to River Cottage, Return to River Cottage and River Cottage Forever. He has since bought a farm nearby with his family. Through his experiences on these programmes, in which he had to produce everything himself in The Good Life style, he has become a keen supporter of the organic movement. Beyond River Cottage follows Hugh's progress as he sets up a new business from River Cottage HQ (close to his farm near the original River Cottage in west Dorset).

The chef has subsequently gone on to write best selling cookery books: The River Cottage Cookbook, The River Cottage Year and The River Cottage Meat Book. He also writes an article for The Observer Food Magazine each month.

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