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THE FOOD PROGRAMME
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The Food Programme
Sunday 12:30-13:00,
Rpt Monday 16:00-16:30

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
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Sunday 30 July 2006
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Mrs Gulhane and Nikita
The Food Programme explores the links between food and memory.
As part of Radio 4's Memory Experience Simon Parkes explores the complex relationship between food and the past.

Simon Parkes visits food writer Nigel Slater who cooks the flapjack his mother used to make and talks about his bitter sweet memories of food.

Simon Parkes visits Stuart and Cathy Hamilton who discuss how Stuart's Alzheimer's disease has had a profound effect on his relationship with food.

Reporter Nikita Gulhane talks to his mother, Saroj Gulhane, who lost her sense of taste and smell after an accident and now cooks entirely from memory. She makes some wadas - potato cakes for Nikita to taste.

Simon Parkes is joined in the studio by Martin Conway , Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Leeds University and the scientist associated with Radio 4's Memory Experience.

Simon Parkes talks to food writer Claudia Roden about how food memories have a powerful place in the minds of people forced to leave their homelands. 
     
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Radio 4's Memory Experience 

Alzheimer's Society

Professor Martin Conway

Books

Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger by Nigel Slater published by Harper Perennial,
ISBN: 1841154717

Mediterranean Cookery by Claudia Roden published by Penguin Books Ltd, ISBN: 014027278X

The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day by Claudia Roden published by Penguin Books Ltd, ISBN: 0140466096

Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon by Claudia Roden, published by Michael Joseph Ltd, ISBN: 071814581X
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