Jay Rayner chairs this week's episode of The Kitchen Cabinet from Oxford. Answering questions from the audience are Catalan cuisine specialist Rachel McCormack, Scottish-Indian fusion chef Angela Malik, 2011 Masterchef-winner Tim Anderson, and food scientist Peter Barham.
In a food science special, the experimental psychologist Professor Charles Spence discusses the relationship between food perception and taste. The panel tests the effects of cutlery on our taste buds, and we ask whether Margaret Thatcher was really responsible for soft-scoop ice cream.
We find out whether the panel members believe they are better cooks than their mothers, ask how not to commit a sausage faux pas, and question why the British have a peculiar love for Marmalade.
Food Consultant: Anna Colquhoun.
Produced by Victoria Shepherd.
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.