Veganuary is not just for New Year

There’s a lot of chat about Veganuary this month. The born again are eulogising about pea proteins and the Dry January types are testing their resolve. But what happens in February? Will the droughters go back to their outdoor bred pork? Do they think that their little piggies have been wallowing in mud baths before ending up in Tesco’s shrink wrapped trays? What happens to all that food consciousness when…

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Georgina Hayden on the best job in the world and stirring slowly

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Behind the book with Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

In this week’s podcast I talk to the 2017 MasterChef winner, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, to discuss her new Indo-persian book Khazana. It all started with a passion to find out more about the Mughal empires of the 15th-18th centuries and luckily for Saliha, the emperors of that time adored their food so much, the history of their food was well documented. She discovered just how extraordinary their contribution to food was. Khazana, meaning ‘treasure trove’…

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The Michelin-starred restaurant that’s saving the planet

This week I chat to restaurateur David Moore, from Pied à Terre – one of London’s longest standing Michelin fine dining restaurants – which offers vegetarian and vegan menus. From adding vegan dishes to the menu to attempting to have zero waste in his kitchen, he tells me how he’s trying to have a positive impact on the planet. Click here to listen

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The best food books of 2018

Deputy editor of delicious. Magazine, Susan Low created her 2018 top ten books for delicious. magazine before the year was out – you can find them here – but the book she chooses as her number one arrived on her desk too late for the list… Here we discuss the food books that we’ve loved most this year. Click here to listen

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Can a farm be carbon positive?

I headed to the Abergavenny food festival, back in September, and met Sarah Dickins and Nick Miller of Pen-y-Wyrlod Lamb to discuss how they are doing things differently on their farm in Wales. Sarah and Nick’s goal is to produce sheep utterly sustainably and to have a carbon-positive farm. We discuss the concerns of veganism for farmers and how, at their farm, they work with the land to actually reduce…

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