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Gilly Smith

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

Musings from my meanderings around the food world

Brown is the new black I interviewed Nigella a while back. In her kitchen. I know! And as we sat at the mottled zinc table she says in her latest book is the ‘nexus of my life now’, we talked about, among other things, brown food. You can hear the full interview about her latest book, At My Table on  the delicious. podcast Extra Portion, but here’s a little snippet to wet your whistle.…

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This week’s lucky numbers

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The Great Food Transformation

It’s Professor Tim Lang’s phrase, but it sums up what needs to happen if we’re to avoid what George Monbiot is so gloomy about in today’s Guardian. This is the consistent story coming from every food expert I talk to for Stop the Machine or the delicious. podcast – Jamie included – although some say we’ve got 20 years left of healthy soil and others say 40. I’ll stick with the 60…

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A Lesson in Podcasting

I’m a member of lots of those support groups and visit almost none. But the Podcasters Support group is different; perhaps it’s because podcasting is a bit of dark art and no-one quite knows what they’re doing, there’s lots of chat and sharing, and even the odd occasion to appear on another potter’s show. And so it came to pass that I ended up in Alaska as the guest of…

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Telling Tales

This week, I’m cutting two stories for the delicious. magazine July podcast, and pondering on the nature of journalism in 2017. In many ways, it’s the same as it ever was; you find a story, and record the people with the tale to tell. Recording might be short hand (never did that), a camera or recording device of some sort, or notes in scrawly hand that you can barely read…

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