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The Kitchen Cabinet, Series 2 Episode 1 of 5

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 July 2012

Jay Rayner presents the first programme in the new series of BBC Radio 4's food panel show, recorded in front of a live audience, aimed at anyone who cooks at home, not just the experts. Each week the programme travels around the country to visit interesting culinary locations and answer questions from local food-loving people.

In this programme, The Kitchen Cabinet are in Bristol ahead of the city's annual Grillstock festival, which finds barbeque enthusiasts from around the world flocking to the West Country. As well as discussing the science behind what makes the perfect barbeque, the panellists field questions on all aspects of grilling and cooking on an open flame.

The panel this week features: Rachel McCormack, a Glaswegian cook who is now successfully spreading the word on all things Spanish, not least by teaching authentic Catalan cookery; Peter Barham the food scientist who has worked with Heston Blumenthal; Allegra McEvedy the chef, food writer and regular on Loose Ends; and Tim Hayward - acclaimed food critic, writer, and broadcaster.

The show is witty, fast-moving, and irreverent, but packed full of information that may well change the way you think about cooking.

Food Consultant: Anna Colquhoun.

Produced by Robert Abel and Darby Dorras
A Somethin' Else Production for BBC Radio 4.


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