Food Programme

Food Programme

Provenance and pleasure, history and health - Radio 4's weekly look at food. Making sense of food, from the kitchen and canteen, to the farm and factory. We place food in its historical and cultural context; call to account policy makers and industry decision makers; and celebrate the sheer pleasure of good food.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Eat for Victory 17 Aug 14

    Sun, 17 Aug 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Sheila Dillon meets the people who are using the techniques of WWII rationing to improve their diet today.

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  • Veg Not Drugs 10 Aug 14

    Sun, 10 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Growing salad leaves is changing the lives of former drug addicts in Bristol. Sheila Dillon visits The Severn Project run by Steve Glover.

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  • Problems with Poultry? 3 Aug 14

    Mon, 4 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Is the poultry industry fit for purpose? As our consumption of chicken increases and UK poultry production intensifies, Dan Saladino looks at the modern poultry industry.

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  • English Wine 27 Jul 14

    Sun, 27 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    English and Welsh wines appear to be on the up and up. Sheila Dillon goes to the vineyards to investigate.

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  • 20 Jul 14 Salad leaves

    Sun, 20 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The salad: Simple food in an increasingly complex world. Dan Saladino reports.

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  • 13 Jul 14 Food in Opera

    Sun, 13 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Food in Opera. The story of food told through 400 years of music history. Gluttonous composers, cuisine centred plotlines and singers needing nourishment. With Sheila Dillon

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  • Food in the Curriculum

    Sun, 6 Jul 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Stefan Gates talks to teachers, kids and cooks about food and the curriculum, ahead of the changes that come into force from September. Stefan asks how well prepared schools and teachers are, what students think of it all and whether the changes will finally spark a real change in the attitudes to food that will grow for generations.

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  • 29 Jun 14 Diana Kennedy

    Mon, 30 Jun 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    World authority on the food of Mexico, the British born writer Diana Kennedy speaks to Dan Saladino

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  • 22 Jun 14 Sweeteners

    Sun, 22 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sheila Dillon asks whether sweeteners could be the way for us to cut down sugar but to keep enjoying sweet treats. Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced in Bristol by Emma Weatherill.

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  • 04 Mar 13 US Southern Cooking & Sean Brock

    Sun, 15 Jun 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Richard Johnson is in South Carolina to meet Charleston chef, Sean Brock, who is on a mission to revive ingredients and flavours not experienced for hundreds of years. It's a story that involves an intricate "food tattoo", one of America's biggest private seed collections, a hog roast and "pick picking" and bowls of delicious peas, beans, rice, grits and fried chicken. Producer: Dan Saladino

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