Eating Wild, Cooking Wild, behaving Wild!
The Mission is Simple:
COOK GREAT FOOD FROM LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS
SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS IN THE WEST COUNTRY
HELP EDUCATE THE WIDER POPULATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FOOD
BUST MYTHS ABOUT HUNTING, FISHING AND RURAL CULTURE
EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WILD GAME
PROMOTE BRITISH PRODUCE
HAVE A BLOODY GOOD TIME!
Wild Bastards is set in the West Country where we’re taking the BORING out of food programs, breaking all the rules and promoting Sustainable Food, Wild Game, Wild Food Local British Produce and Great Cooking! Food programs have become safe, tedious and completely lacking charisma. Our heroes like Keith Floyd and Anthony Bourdain have been forgotten and replaced by anaemic food competitions and corporate flunky chefs. We want to bring the rock and roll back into food programs with irreverence, humour, charisma and a sense of fun (If Keith Floyd and Guy Ritchie did River Cottage or Top Gear did Country File).
Not enough people are eating great British local seasonal produce, wild game, wild forage, fresh fish and ethically farmed food. There isn’t enough education around Sustainable Farming, Hunting and Fishing. The myths about price, quality and elitism need to be quashed so that we can help local food producers get their great quality, healthier and tastier food to a wider audience.
Wild Bastards is a podcast, a website, an Instagram feed and is soon to be an online video food documentary series. We’re going to tear around England’s West Country meeting local food producers, hunting, foraging, drinking, experimenting and cooking delicious food. And we’re going to dive into the facts about nutrition and quality and how to help people on lower incomes overcome their fear of wild and local food, teach them how to get multiple meals out of it and give their kids less chemicals and steroids and more nutrients.
The Website: http://www.wildbastards.co.uk
Who are these Bastards anyway?
Tom Radford – A film-maker, content creator and all round show off returning to the English Countryside after years as an expat and keen to get his hands dirty. The creator of The Bitesize Review website and @TheBitesizeReview Instagram channel which has around 9,900 followers and Twitter with almost 35k followers. Tom is more concerned with fun, less so about gushing food zealots. He’s currently producing and directing the project, running the social and the podcast. There is little he can’t do and he’s going to show the big boys how you can make a great show.
Jaimie Haselock – Chef, entrepreneur, passionate advocate for the use of local seasonal produce, cares deeply about the countryside but also is on a mission to help educate everyone about cooking affordably and bringing wild forage and game into our diets. His food delights and general distain for all things boring can be enjoyed at his Gamey Jaimie website or @gameyjaimie on Instagram.
Jamie with his mate Raymond Blanc
For all enquiries please contact us at [email protected]
Jon from Dorset Food Network on our support for Wild Bastards…
“As a proud supporter of local business and a leading advocate in the quest to buy local and use our own quality, British produce instead of importing substandard food items that we can grow ourselves, we love these guys and the message they are sending. They are seriously fun to listen to and very entertaining. Tom and Jaimie are not afraid to upset the applecart and take a very different approach to other media personalities who use (or could use) their influence to support local. They are here to shake things up, bring you local businesses in the south west that you may not have discovered yet and they are very British. We love their straight shooting, direct approach and that is what is needed to shake up the industry and support our superb independent businesses.”