“Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen” is a television show created by veteran television host and executive producer Tim Farmer in 2011. Farmer is a five-time Emmy award-winning host who has been in television for over 20 years, hosting, writing and producing “Kentucky Afield,” the oldest continuously running outdoor show in the nation. Tim lost the use of his right arm in a devastating motorcycle accident in 1984 while serving in the U.S.M.C. Instead of giving up his outdoor pursuits, Farmer learned how to shoot a 70 lb. bow with his teeth, and became a world ranked competitive archer. He has taken big game around the U.S. and Canada.
Tim has also been gardening, farming, and cooking up fresh southern dishes for most of his life. After a chance meeting in the early 90s with a neighbor’s father, Farmer struck up a friendship with the older gentleman. Raoul Deprez, an accomplished French Chef, had owned a restaurant in Casablanca, complete with a swimming pool and staff of sixty. He had cooked for the King of Morocco, possessed a vast knowledge of sauces and spices, and loved to prepare wild game. After their friendship began, Raoul and Tim often went together to the woods and waters to gather the game, and afterwards, Raoul would share his savory secrets with his young friend.
Following Raoul’s death a number of years ago, Tim continued his culinary quest, learning from southern cooking legends “Uncle Russ Chittenden and The Good ‘ol Boys,” who were Western Kentucky BBQ legends, wild game cooking experts, and authors of several highly-sought-after cookbooks. Farmer featured “Speedy,” Russ, Dale and the boys on many “Kentucky Afield” segments and pioneered the field-to-table movement on outdoor television, stating often that a well-rounded sportsman should know how to prepare game after harvesting it.
Tim Farmer also began a quest a number of years ago – between hunting, gardening, and farming – to to see how much of their own food he and his wife Nicki could raise and store on their small Franklin County farm. That was the seed that eventually grew to become “Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen,” and the show became an instant success in 2012, with viewers in Kentucky and the seven surrounding states. Now Tim and Nicki, along with their daughter Kelli, who serves as Co-Executive Producer, will join RFD-TV’s large national audience with their home-spun recipes from friends and family. Also featured will be gardening tips from horticultural veterans and advice on food storage – canning, smoking, miscellaneous how-to, etc. Employing an unscripted format, the episodes follow the Farmers through the seasons with mouth-watering recipes and plenty of good, southern family fun. We’ll see you in “Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen” – home of good times, good friends, and good eats