River Cottage casting call for ‘Aussie’ Hugh
TV’s LifeStyle Channel has commissioned an Australian version of River Cottage. The search for an Australian host has commenced. Host of the UK version Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (pictured) will mentor the television newcomer. ‘‘It’s brilliant to be taking River Cottage Down Under,’’ he says. ‘‘Australia’s a country I have long wanted to get to know. ‘‘We’ve had some lovely Aussies visit us here at River Cottage in Devon and it’s high time I repaid the compliment. I know there are great things happening with local, seasonal wild foods and I can’t wait to tap into them. And I’m looking forward to meeting some Aussie Hughs. At least I think I am.’’ To apply, go to www.lifestyle.com.au.