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Paul West

Celebrity Chef

Paul West was born in 1984 in Murrurundi (pop 900) – a small town in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, know as ‘The Crown of the Upper Hunter’.

Paul’s parents ran several businesses in the town, ranging from selling Harley Davidsons, firearms and farm products to buying and selling fox pellets and feral pig meat.

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Building a Solar Dryer

By Paul West On 19 Jun

All you need is a simple homemade frame and the sun!

How to Cook Lavosh

By Paul West On 19 Jun

Learn how to make your own at home and cook along with Paul!


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Posted by John1379 • 29d ago • Report
Gourmet escape. Paul perhaps your not sure of the term gourmet or you don’t understand that when people travel three hours, pay for accommodation and tickets to a dinner they expect something that is perhaps a little above a pub meal. Paul do you really think that slow cooked lamb and a pavlova is anything more than a meal that is prepared most week nights by Australia families. I found the menu uninspiring and lazy, perhaps because you are on television you feel that you don’t need to try and the general public will accept whatever you dish up, well we wont. Try harder, if this is what you think Australia gourmet dinning is you are about 50 years behind the times. How do I get my money back? Or maybe you can come around to my place and I will cook for you at $140 per head. We can have a BBQ and salad.
Posted by Robyn804 • 27w ago • Report
Would like to know how the warrigal greens were cooked. Love the show looking forward to many more episodes
Posted by Lesley324 • 30w ago • Report
I just love river cottage. It's so exciting to see how to live sustainably. Looking forward to more recipes and many more episodes.
Posted by Betty111 • 31w ago • Report
Loved your pies. looked for the recipe but could only see the pastry not the fillings which looked yummy. Is it possible to get them?
Thanks Betty
Posted by Karen20 • 1y ago • Report
I have made the sour dough starter lm not sure what do I do with the dough
Now each day thanks kaz
Posted by JIm21 • 1y ago • Report
Have a look at River Cottage Everyday; currently on Lifestyle Food - currently has an episode (ep5?) on Breads and Bread making that explains what to do with your sour dough. It was on today on "River Cottage Everyday". This is where Paul probably got the recipe.

Check out for when it may be back on.
Posted by Gio • 1y ago • Report
Love love love the show..... :-)