Podcasts

These podcasts that I present and produce are about the many and various aspects about food culture, food identity and the impact of food on the planet. Some feature big name celebrities and some the biggest influencers behind the scenes.

Tom Kerridge and why TV chefs are still teaching Britain to eat

It’s twenty years this Easter since Jamie Oliver first slid down that spiral bannister in The Naked Chef. As he hopped onto his scooter, he introduced a new audience to the idea that food could cook them up a whole load more than what’s on the plate. Food became about taste – as in lifestyle rather than flavour, but did it really get people cooking? Well, yes if you believe…

View Post

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

We talk about what it’s really like to work for Jamie Oliver and what it takes to succeed in the world of food. Spoiler: you may have to scrub some pans. After leaving Jamie Oliver, Georgina has forged a freelance career with a fantastic Instagram following; for her personal account and @peaandthepod –an account with ideas for feeding a toddler. I dig to find out how she grew her Instagram following and how she decides…

View Post

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’…

View Post

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

View Post

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

View Post