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)

  • Food waste pioneers 22 Mar 15

    Sun, 22 Mar 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Dan Saladino hears how three individuals are reimagining 'food waste' - solving problems, discovering flavours, and changing lives. Producer: Rich Ward

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  • Food and Farming Award Finalists 15 Mar 15

    Sun, 15 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sheila Dillon reveals the producers, retailers and farmers who have made it to the final stages of this year's BBC Food and Farming Awards. Producer: Toby Field

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  • Reconsider the Oyster! 09 Mar 15

    Tue, 10 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Oysters are receiving renewed attention around the world. Dan Saladino finds out what's driving this oyster enthusiasm.

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  • The Clean Label Question 1 Mar 15

    Sun, 1 Mar 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sheila Dillon speaks to food campaigner Joanna Blythman about her new book 'Swallow This' investigating how food manufacturing has changed in the last decade and asks if we really understand the ingredients on the label used today.

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  • Prison Restaurant 22 Feb 15

    Sun, 22 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sheila goes behind bars to visit the most popular restaurant in Cardiff, The Clink, which is run by prisoners.

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  • The Secret Formula 26 Jan 15

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe, many parents in the UK feed their babies formula milk. But what's actually in it?

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  • Soup and the British 15 Feb 15

    Sun, 15 Feb 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tim Hayward asks why soup is trendy again but why traditional 'Brown Windsor Soup' became a laughing stock.

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  • How Britain fell in love with the microwave 8 Feb 15

    Mon, 9 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In a recent survey, the microwave was voted the kitchen gadget that people couldn't live without. Sheila Dillon discovers how influences the way we eat, live and cook.

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  • Christmas, food and being far from home

    Mon, 2 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    At Christmas, Sheila Dillon uncovers the food stories of those who won't be celebrating at home with the help of food writer Joe Warwick.

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  • 1 Feb 15 The Grain Divide

    Sun, 1 Feb 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Wheat has, since the dawn of agriculture, been especially treasured amongst all of the food crops, and is now the most widely cultivated food plant on the planet. However, the relationship between humans and wheat has changed a great deal in recent times. Presenter: Dan Saladino Producer: Rich Ward.

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