Australian chef and restaurateur Bill Granger has built a reputation around the world for sunny fusion food, all served up with his characteristic smile. Exploring his love of entertaining for friends and family with fresh, zingy and easy-to-prepare dishes and menus, Bill brings his joyous approach to food to the UK. Bill embarks on a road trip around Britain, cooking in iconic national institutions, and taking weekend breaks to historic, unusual and highly desirable properties in his exploration of the UK. Each episode of Bill’s Tasty Weekends sees Bill entertain friends and family in one of these stunning locations, cooking and eating delicious recipes, and getting his hands dirty as he sources fresh and fantastic food. Exploring countryside, coastal areas and secret locations only known to locals, he’ll meet food producers, cook brilliant food and gain all the locals’ foodie gossip and knowledge.
This weekend Bill’s in the Cotswolds staying at a former banqueting hall on a Jacobean estate. The perfect location for a foodie weekend – he takes on the local chutney queen at her own game with his quick and easy plum chutney and the area’s most famous pig, the Gloucester Old Spot is the main attraction when Bill throws his version of a medieval banquet for the locals.
Bill is staying in a vertigo inducing water tower on the Sandringham Estate and is inspired to serve up the perfect steak when he gets up close to the Queen’s very own cattle. He tries out a herb better known as an ingredient for potpourri when he makes a delicious lavender and lemon tart and Bill makes a real ale to use in his version of the great British favourite, fish and chips.