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)

              • The Spice Explosion 17 May 15

                Sun, 17 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Cyrus Todiwala travels to Easton in Bristol for the Spice Festival to meet those for whom spice is part of their lives.

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              • Jane Grigson: A Tribute 11 May 15

                Mon, 11 May 15

                Duration:
                53 mins

                Jane Grigson was a unique and pioneering voice in food writing. Twenty-five years after her death, Sheila Dillon is joined by three special guests to explore her life, food and legacy. Originally broadcast as a two-part programme, this podcast is both of those parts consecutively. Recorded in front of an audience at Bristol Food Connections food festival. Featuring Geraldene Holt, Shaun Hill, Diana Henry and Neil Buttery. Readings by Kerry Elkins. Producer: Rich Ward. This podcast also features a new story from the Ark of Taste, see the Food Programme website for more details.

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              • BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015 04 May 15

                Mon, 4 May 15

                Duration:
                57 mins

                Sheila Dillon presents the fifteenth BBC Food and Farming Awards, which honours the people who have done the most to promote the cause of good food in Britain in 2015. Award givers include Richard Corrigan, Cyrus Todiwala and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Producer: Anna Miles

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              • The Legacy of the BBC Food & Farming Awards 03 May 15

                Mon, 4 May 15

                Duration:
                25 mins

                Sheila Dillon reports on how fifteen years of the BBC Food and Farming Awards have captured changes in the UK's food and food culture. Retail analyst and former judge Robert Clark and Policy Director of Sustain, Kath Dalmeny join Sheila to talk about key stories and innovative ideas they've encountered through the awards. Producer: Rich Ward

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              • Diet and Diabetes 27 Apr 15

                Mon, 4 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Felicity Evans is joined in the studio by Dr Hilary Jones, Azmina Govindji, Simon O'Neill and J.P Devlin, to discuss the issues surrounding diet and diabetes. Producer: Julia Hayball

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              • School Dinners - A Progress Report

                Mon, 20 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Ten years on from 'Jamie's School Dinners', Sheila Dillon looks at the state of school food. She asks if new international relationships could make school lunches better in the UK.

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              • The Ark of Taste

                Tue, 14 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                A global project called the Ark of Taste is now attempting to catalogue traditional ingredients in more than 100 countries. Dan Saladino meets the people working to save foods and flavours at risk of extinction.

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              • The Joy of Eggs 5th April 2015

                Sun, 5 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Sheila Dillon celebrates the egg shaking loose from a once-tarnished reputation.

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              • Sweet Britain 30 Mar 15

                Sun, 29 Mar 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Sheila Dillon asks who's behind the UK's sweet tooth? She finds the nutritional debate over sugar doesn't seem to be putting off a new generation of sweet makers in this country.

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              • 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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