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Gilly Smith

Recent Posts

  • Biting Talk with William Sitwell

    Biting Talk with William Sitwell
  • TV Chefs: Then, Now and Should Be

    TV Chefs: Then, Now and Should Be
  • The Future of Food

    The Future of Food
  • The Influencers: a webinar

    The Influencers: a webinar
  • It’s all about the planet

    It’s all about the planet
  • Taste and the TV Chef: the launch party starts here

    Taste and the TV Chef: the launch party starts here

Biting Talk with William Sitwell

h ‘I think you could say it’s a seminal book’ says William Sitwell about my book Taste and the TV Chef on his Instagram Live for his fabulous podcast Biting Talk. Well, if William Sitwell says so…. Click here to watch the video or listen to the podcast here

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TV Chefs: Then, Now and Should Be

Last stop in my virtual book tour for Taste and the TV Chef; how storytelling can save the planet. Click here to join me and food writers and TV chefs, James Strawbridge, Olia Hercules, Romy Gill, Tom Hunt and Rukmini Iyer to talk about food on telly and the power of story in changing the way we live.

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The Future of Food

Next stop on my virtual book tour! Monday October 5th 12-1pm Click here to watch a panel of food and farming experts discuss the future of food as we consider how to change the way we eat to save the planet. Special guests on the panel are: landowner and Mr Glyndebourne, Gus Christie, heritage grains farmer and Observer Food Monthly cover girl, Abi Aspen, parish councillor, localism advocate and sustainable…

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The Influencers: a webinar

In the first of a series of webinars to discuss the BIG issues around food in my new book Taste and the TV Chef: how storytelling can save the planet, a panel of super-influencers consider how to change the way we eat to save the planet. Click here to watch food writer and social media star Melissa Hemsley, founder of Wahaca Thomasina Miers, global CEO of Compassion in World Farming…

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It’s all about the planet

Welcome to Season THREE of Cooking the Books! Next week, we start with a bang and a brand new sponsor with Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage on the four food moments in their new book, Flavour. But this week, ahead of my weekend webinars on how to eat to save the planet to launch my new book Taste and the TV Chef, I had to invite the mighty eco chef,…

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Taste and the TV Chef: the launch party starts here

Click here to buy Taste and the TV Chef: how storytelling can save the planet I used to be such a party girl, but since Lockdown I’m rather enjoying being a more virtual version of myself. Not only does it mean barely ever leaving home, it’s SO much better for the planet. So when it comes to launching my book, packing my Zoom room with some of the most interesting…

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The Funk of Noma

As Noma, Copenhagen’s world class locavore restaurant opens its doors this week for a casual outdoor picnic- experience, founder and executive chef Rene Redzepi will replace his signature sea urchins in slivers of hazelnut and lobster and nasturtium with soft custard of egg yolk in a nest of potatoes with essence of rose petals with a $15 burger. But as former New York Times journalist and Redzepi disciple Jeff Gordinier…

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How to Eat to Save the Planet

Who knew when Leon asked me to make a series about the way we should be eating to reduce our carbon footprint that days after the final episode, we would be closing our doors and facing an indefinite Lockdown? Or that ‘the answer’ according to the chefs and producers, farmers and campaigners I interviewed would be forced on us as the world skidded to a halt to ‘flatten the curve’…

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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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