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Valentine Warner and Magnus Nilsson's Food Exchange

July 7th, 2013

Episode 301 of 661 episodes

In a two part special Valentine Warner and Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson swap food stories from their own very different food cultures. Magnus Nilsson comes from the hunting culture of northern Sweden, a region called Jamtland. The long, harsh winters and shorter but still intense summers, inform this now world famous chef's work. Valentine Warner has a lifelong passion for seasonal cooking and sourcing ingredients from the wild. In part one, Valentine invites Magnus to venture into woodland in east Sussex woods to search for British wild boar. In southern England indigenous wild boar populations were wiped out generations ago, but in recent years, after farmed boar escaped into the wild, measures have had to be put in place to control pockets where a new population has been outgrowing their habitat. Valentine and Magnus meet Simon Barr, an experienced hunter, and the man licensed to control a population of boar on the Sussex and Kent border to share a food experience long disappeared, to hunt and cook a British wild boar. In part two, Valentine travels to Jamtland to experience a food story Magnus is determined to share. Producer: Dan Saladino.

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