Clara Tuckey, Jacky Sloane
It’s February and while Hugh has survived the winter
there’s precious little to eat at River Cottage. But
thinking of the future he gets busy building
“chickenopolis” – a complex of high-rise chicken
accommodation to house the poultry for his latest
money-making scheme: to breed the ultimate roast
chicken. Poultry-guru Richard Hicks calls round with
Hugh’s breeding stock and over pancakes in the
cottage they wager the cost of the birds on their
performance in the local pancake race.
Richard wins by a whisker.