1 April 2023: Viewers of Clarkson’s Farm witnessed a surprise appearance of our very own Joanna Plumb and Tomasz Bagienski on the popular Amazon Prime series. The Test Cook scene was filmed in the kitchen at Chipping Norton Union Football Club because Diddly Squat’s kitchen had not yet been inspected by the “kitchen police” according to Jeremy.
Jeremy is a genuine chilli head and the programme, which was released on the tenth of February, showed Joanna and Tomasz consulting with Jeremy on a new range of gourmet chilli products for his Diddly Squat farm shop.
Jeremy wanted to use some of the worlds hottest chillies, grown here at the Chilli Ranch, to give his customers a special tasting experience and we did not disappoint. Naga, Carolina Reaper (Hottest Chilli in the World) and various habanero varieties were used.
Both the cooking scene and the tasting scene created some hilarious scenes. In the kitchen the poor ventilation resulted in Joanna, Tomasz, and Jeremy ultimately descending into a cacophony of uncontrollable laughing and coughing. More hilarious scenes follow when this new extreme chutney was tested on visitors at Clarkson’s Farm.
Here at the Chilli Ranch we’ve been growing chillies in Bedfordshire for more than 20 years. We supply many companies with freshly picked, British grown chillies. This ensures not only freshness but also full flavour.
The team here at the Chilli Ranch are recognised as some of the UK’s foremost experts on chillies and host many events at the destination on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border. During the summer, customers can come along and join one of our pre-booked and highly acclaimed ‘chilli experiences’ such as a Tour and Tasting Experience, Chilli Sauce & Jam Cookery Workshop, Chilli Growers Workshop, or even the amazing Chilli Afternoon Tea & Tasting Experience. Our onsite farm shop is unique and stocked with our own products, products from many of our customers, fresh chillies and chilli plants.
We’ve supplied fresh chillies and sauces to Fortnum and Masons, Harrods, Waitrose, Morrisons and leading London restaurants. Joanna has previously appeared on numerous radio and television programmes, including Gordon Ramsey, Hairy Bikers, ‘Ready Steady Cook’, the BBC Good Food Show, The One Show and Countrywise.
Here’s a YouTube link to our appearance on the show. We hope you enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXP5ZJius7Q