ITV James Martin’s Saturday Morning viewers were in stitches this morning as the chef showed off massive vegetables. The beloved chef was whipping up a delicious soup outside when he started flaunting an enormous cabbage and bunches of herbs.
Martin was joined in his Hampshire garden by chefs Simon Hulstone and Nick Nairn where he was cooking up a winter vegetable minestrone soup. The chef was surrounded by beautiful vegetables that he was to include in his dish – but viewers quickly noted the size of the vegetables.
During the segment, Martin interviewed Dom Vanmarsh from Wye Valley in Hertfordshire who runs Wye Organic. The beautiful arrangement he was surrounded by was vegetables from Wye Organic’s farm, with all three chefs noting how pathetic their own produce was in comparison.
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During the interview Martin said: “Look this is how you buy fennel. Look at that!” The piece of fennel he was holding took up half the length of his body.
It wasn’t long before people started taking note on Twitter. One viewer wrote: “Every vegetable looks like it’s won a largest veg competition.” A second wrote: “Wow! Holy Moly. Look at the size of that veg! Massive parsley, celery and such. All freshly grown as well. Making my mouth water…”
Martin used the vast array of vegetables to make his winter version of a Minestrone Soup and all the veg gave it the most unbelievable green colour. The recipe included home-made pesto, leeks, carrots, smashed spaghetti, bacon lardons, celery, fennel, chard, cabbage and radish.
One viewer remarked the final dish “looks lovely”. One thing is for sure, it’ll definitely include your five a day!
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