River Cottage Australia

Paul West isn't a farmer. But he's about to become one. Weeknights 6pm.

Food lovers, rejoice! River Cottage Australia is now on SBS. Paul West, the chef turned farmer, tells how he came to set up in "one of the most underrated places in...

WIN River Cottage cookbooks

To celebrate River Cottage Australia's arrival on SBS, we're giving you the chance to win a collection of five great cookbooks from Paul West and Hugh-Fearnley...
Set in the stunning NSW costal region of Central Tilba, the series gives a uniquely Australian twist to the British hit show, as a rundown property is transformed...
This is my interpretation of the iconic Spanish dish, paella. The oil from the chorizo imparts a delicious flavour.
All you need is some sunlight, patience and know-how. Backyard optional.

Hello, Digger

Digger's been keeping Paul company on the farm since he first arrived as a bouncy pup. 

And it's not even the bucolic scenery of the NSW South Coast. It’s a scene-stealing border collie.
River Cottage Australia's star dog, Digger, recalls his first days on the farm.

Country cooking

Fire up the stove for some classic baking, or preserve the harvest bounty with Paul's recipes.

I don’t know if this recipe is perfect, but it certainly makes delicious scones with a minimum of fuss.
Teacakes are easy to make and even easier to devour. This has spicy notes of chai tea and a sweet cinnamon dusting.
Making jam from the fruit is the perfect way to spread a taste of late summer year round.
As autumn mornings become crisper, there’s something deeply comforting about a hearty plate of fried mushrooms. 
The ideal accompaniment for a piece of fatty, fried pork, such as bacon or sausages.