It seems like an age ago now but during the summer the BBC filmed a new food series “One Man & his Campervan” all about the travel adventures of a VW Camper van (a Bay not a Splittie but a very nice van all the same) and the foodie explorations of the vans owner Martin Dorey, author of the Camper van Cookbook, surfer, father and all round interesting bloke!
The series & van (we’ll call the van Pootle 2 as not sure of its actual name) & Martin travel the length and breadth of our Island Nation seeking out & sampling all manner of foodie delights & cooking them up in the van on the trusty 2 ring gas stove. This in fact was the basis for the original Campervan Cookbook, how to cook great meal’s for a family on a 2 ring stove, using local and even free foraged food whilst minimising the washing up and without blowing the budget!
Whilst in the Yorkshire Dales Martin stops overnight at Gordale Scar in Malhamdale and cooks up a fantastic meal including something from Paganum that we enjoyed alfresco washed down with stream chilled beer! You will have to watch the 10 episode TV series on BBC2 starting Monday February the 7th on BBC2 at 6.30pm to find out more!
The Malham episode is on Thursday February the 10th.
One Man and His Campervan BBC2 6.30pm week nights…
- Episode 1 – 7/2/11 Devon
- Episode 2 – 8/2/11 New Forest
- Episode 3 – 9/2/11 Norfolk
- Episode 4 – 10/2/11 Yorkshire Dales, Malham
- Episode 5 – 11/2/11 Northumberland
In the meantime why not buy Martin’s brilliant Campervan Cookbook from Amazon here