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)

  • 18 Jan 15 Food Markets

    Sun, 18 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Food markets have been the heart of our towns and cities for thousands of years. Now, with financial pressure on local authorities, and growing competition from a supermarkets price war, Sheila Dillon and guests discuss what a market needs to survive in 2015.

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  • 11 Jan 15 FAFAs launch

    Sun, 11 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sheila Dillon unveils a new team of judges for the 2015 BBC Food and Farming Awards, including Giorgio Locatelli, Diana Henry and Cyrus Todiwala. Sheila catches up with previous nominees and winners, looks ahead to the big food stories of the coming year, and explains how you can send in your nominations. Producer: Rich Ward.

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  • 04 JAN 15: Harold McGee Q&A

    Sun, 4 Jan 15

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Harold McGee joins Sheila Dillon to answer your food science questions

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  • Redemption through Food 28 Dec 14

    Sun, 28 Dec 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Inspirational stories from The Food Programme in 2014.

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  • 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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