The beautiful South Hams in South Devon has this week been featured on ITV1’s popular daytime show Hungry Sailors, which follows father and son team Dick and James Strawbridge as they sail along the South coast, visiting ports and harbours along the way.  The programme shows the pair collecting delicious mouth-watering ingredients from local producers for their fabulous recipes, which they then prepare on board their pilot cutter Amelie Rose. This week the show has focused on both the popular sailing town of Salcombe and the historic maritime town of Dartmouth, visiting local businesses in each area.

Local producers showcased include South Devon Chilli Farm (www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk), which is based in the South Hams village of Loddiswell and is renowned for its chilli chocolate, as well as Sharpham Wines and Cheeses (www.sharpham.com) and Riverford Farm (www.riverford.co.uk), both of which provide fabulous locally produced fresh ingredients and are located near the market town Totnes.

For more information about the programme or to watch the episodes visit www.itv.com/food/programmes/hungry-sailors.

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