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)

  • Feeding Britain 14 Dec 14

    Sun, 14 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Feeding Britain - The story of one shop in South Yorkshire which is changing the way we think about food waste and food poverty. A year ago the Community Shop opened in Goldthorpe. It takes food which would otherwise have gone to landfill and sells it at a heavily discounted price. Presented by Dan Saladino and produced in Bristol by Emma Weatherill.

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  • Cookbooks 7 Dec 14

    Sun, 7 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    A review of cookbooks and food writing of 2014. Sheila Dillon is joined to discuss the year in books by Allan Jenkins, editor of Observer Food Monthly, investigative journalist Joanna Blythman and blogger Alex Ryder aka Gingey Bites.

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  • A Bronx Food Tale 30 Nov 14

    Sun, 30 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    New York's south Bronx is still one of the city's most deprived and areas. Sheila Dillon finds how urban gardens are becoming a valuable source of fresh food, part of an anti-obesity strategy and helping to solve many of the social issues in the neighbourhood.

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  • Ahead for Christmas 23 Nov 14

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sheila Dillon and guests, including Diana Henry, prepare Middle Eastern 'get ahead' treats for Christmas.

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  • Terra Madre 16 Nov 14

    Sun, 16 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Food stories from across the world. Dan Saladino travels to Terra Madre 2014 in Turin. It is a global movement of farmers and food producers which attracts the attention of world leaders - from Michelle Obama to Pope Francis.

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  • Mushrooms 9th Nov 14

    Mon, 10 Nov 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Mushrooms. From the king oyster to the not-so-humble button, Dan Saladino discovers a world of mushrooms, grown for food. He follows the spores to reveal the secrets of mycelium, hunts for the perfect mushroom sandwich, and finds that there is one species in particular that dominates the supermarkets and our kitchens.

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  • 02 NOV 14: Tom Jaine

    Sun, 2 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sheila Dillon talks to restaurateur, publisher, oven builder and all round polymath, Tom Jaine about his life through food. With contributions from Rick Stein, Tim Hayward and Joyce Molyneux.

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  • 26 Oct 14: Women in the Kitchen

    Sun, 26 Oct 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Sheila Dillon looks at the state of play for female chefs in the professional kitchen. She talks to Alice Waters, Sally Clarke, Margot Henderson and Mary-Ellen McTague. We also hear from Joyce Molyneux, who was one of the female exceptions in the professional kitchen in post war Briatin . In light of comments from some well known male chefs, most recently Tom Kerridge, Sheila asks if the kitchen as a working environment has really changed that much over the last few decades and whether prejudice and a macho culture deters up and coming talent.

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  • Harold McGee 12 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Harold McGee, the man who helped explain the science of the kitchen, tells his food story. His book, published in 1984, On Food and Cooking, has influenced home cooks as well as a new generation of experimental chefs.

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  • Rabbit 19 Oct 14

    Sun, 19 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    In a stew about rabbits. Sheila Dillon discovers the delights of eating rabbit meat, but also why some people think it is unjustifiable. Produced by Emma Weatherill.

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