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Gilly Smith


Thoughts beyond the podcast as I meet some of the most interesting people in the world of food and drink.

The Long and Winding Road

How Humans Speak Lockdown has been great for podcasting. It’s been good for podcasters too; people who have always wanted to find their voice but never quite got around to it have drilled down their ideas, fired up their recorders and found themselves interviewing their heroes all over the world. And why not? We know that in the US there’s a ‘massive shift in the total share of all audio consumed at…

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Taming the Stallion

How to manage a podcast interview with an A-lister guest I’m used to interviewing big names in food. It happens most weeks for my various podcasts. With Cooking the Books, I’m lucky enough to be offered the latest food books hitting the shelves. I’ve built a good relationship with the publicists of all the major food publishers over the years of presenting and producing CTB and the delicious. podcast, and…

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A Food Shaped World

It’s almost a year since I started Cooking the Books, my first podcast after nearly four years of producing and presenting podcasts for delicious. Leon, Borough Market and the Food Foundation. And what a year it’s been. It was a BIG year for food books too; I’m not a great fan of a book without a cause, and we were spoilt for choice with the massive variety of meaty reads…

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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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