Jay Rayner presents the food panel show from Melton Mowbray, with panellists Stefan Gates, Rachel McCormack, Allegra McEvedy and Peter Barham discussing pies, cheese, and pancakes.
Jay Rayner presents the third programme of a new BBC Radio 4 series: a 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 round the country to visit interesting food locations, and meet local food-loving people.
This week The Kitchen Cabinet is in Melton Mowbray, a market town that describes itself as 'the UK's rural capital of food and drink', which is known worldwide for its pork pies, and its tradition of making Stilton cheese.
The panel features: Stefan Gates, food adventurer and self-styled 'gastronaut'; Rachel McCormack, a Glaswegian who spent her formative years in Spain, and who is now teaching authentic Catalan cookery; chef, co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain, and regular on Radio 4's Loose Ends, Allegra McEvedy; and food scientist Peter Barham, who has advised some of the leading restaurants in the world, including Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck and Noma in Copenhagen.
As well as pies and cheese, inspired by the fact that today is Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, the panel will also be talking about pancakes.
The show is witty, fast-moving, and irreverent, but packed full of information that may well change the way you think about cooking.
Producer: Robert Abel
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.