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Gilly Smith

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  • Cooking the Books is BACK

    Cooking the Books is BACK
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    The Funk of Noma
  • How to Eat to Save the Planet

    How to Eat to Save the Planet
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    Should we Brits be ashamed of our food heritage?
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    To Thailand, with love
  • The Easter Episode: With Steven Lamb, Dan Saladino and the food lovers …

    The Easter Episode: With Steven Lamb, Dan Saladino and the food lovers who’ve found their happy place.

Listen now: A French revolution in Bordeaux wines

In this week’s podcast, sponsored by Bordeaux Wines UK, I head to the wine regions of Bordeaux to meet a couple of young winemakers causing a bit of a revolution. First up is fifteenth generation winemaker, Benoit Trocard of Clos Dubreuil, who, against his father’s advice, was the first ever to grow Chardonnay in Saint-Emilion. I also chat to Coralie de Bouard who has used new technology and grape varietals…

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Listen in for Donal Skehan on his new Meals in Minutes cookbook

This week, I meet blogger-turned-food writer and TV chef, Donal Skehan to find out how life as a former pop star – and being a new parent – inspired his latest book ‘Meals in Minutes’. I couldn’t talk to Donal without mentioning his pop group days; he reveals all and tells me how he likes to push himself out of his comfort zone; from the euphoric highs of singing on…

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Listen now: Nigella Lawson on How to Eat

In this special extended interview, I talk to the awe-inspiring Nigella Lawson 20 years after her first cookbook, How to Eat, launched her career. Listen to this week’s episode and find out more about when the book was first conceived, what Nigella thinks of gastro porn and how she became an icon in modern food. We reminisce back to where it all began and how Nigella took her opinionated views…

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s on identity, food fights and feeding the kids

In this week’s podcast I catch up with Yotam Ottolenghi to ask him about food identity, peace food and why he tries to avoid fighting with his kids over food. First, I was really curious to find out how Yotam created the wow factor in British food. He tells me what he thinks the joy of cooking is, and why his cookbooks aren’t as popular in Israel. He reveals what he’d…

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Sybil Kapoor’s delicious interview on cooking with your senses

This week, I met with food writer Sybil Kapoor. Sybil talks about how one of the first recipes she cooked, as a teenager, developed into a recipe in her fascinating new cookbook Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste, Sound: A new way to cook. She explains why it’s important to sniff all your ingredients, even the bad ones, the anticipation of sounds – and why we really do eat with our eyes.…

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