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Gilly Smith

Cooking The Books

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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We’re all going on a summer holiday

Ok, so maybe it’s not like it used to be; the UK is busy pulling up the drawbridges to most of our favourite holiday destinations, Cornwall’s packed to the gills and that good old double decker in which Cliff and co cruised off to Greece for a week or two would be a socially distancing nightmare these days. But life is but a dream as virtual and remote become our…

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Lunch with Sami and Tara

It’s Podcast Day, even though I’m on my teeny weeny summer break before Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith whacks some fat in the pan and serves up a belter of a feast in Season 2 with all your favourite food writers. William Sitwell on the history of eating out, Gill Meller on the taste, art and poetry of plants and Olia Hercules on the summer kitchens of Ukraine will…

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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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