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The Food Programme

The Future of Bread

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dan Saladino talks to Modernist Bread author Nathan Myhrvold about one of the biggest bread research projects ever undertaken, which involved the baking of 36,000 loaves. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Nathan Myhrvold
Producer:
Dan Saladino

The Food Programme

Sandor Katz and the Art of Fermentation

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Series exploring the world of food. Dan Saladino heads to rural Tennessee to meet teacher, writer and fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Sandor Katz
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Food Programme

How Did the Chicken Cross the World?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Artist Koen Vanmechelen and writer Andrew Lawler help Dan Saladino tell the story of the chicken, from forest fowl to factory farm. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Andrew Lawler
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Muir

The Food Programme

Seeds: a 400-million-year-old food story

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Series investigating the world of food. Dan Saladino and food historian Polly Russell share stories of seeds, from amaranth and cannibalism to edible acorns. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Presenter:
Polly Russell
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Hiscock
Interviewed Guest:
Elinor Breman
Interviewed Guest:
David Sutton
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Jones
Producer:
Dan Saladino

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dan Saladino hunts down that flavour we call 'bitter' and asks if bitterness is disappearing from our food and drink - and why this matters. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer McLagan
Interviewed Guest:
Marta Zaraska
Interviewed Guest:
Miles Irving
Interviewed Guest:
Monisha Monisha Bharadwaj
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Barham
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Conigliaro
Interviewed Guest:
Max Venning
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Food Programme

In a Stew about Rabbits

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon discovers the delights of eating rabbit meat but also why some people think it is unjustifiable. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Dil Peeling
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Rigby
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Barny Haughton
Interviewed Guest:
Oliver Pratt

The Food Programme

A Life through Food: Harold McGee

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Harold McGee, the man who helped explain the science of the kitchen, tells his food story. His 1984 book On Food and Cooking has influenced home cooks and experimental chefs. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Harold McGee
Producer:
Dan Saladino

The Food Programme

More Problems with Poultry?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Following years of reporting on UK chicken scandals, Dan Saladino looks at investigations by the Food Standards Agency and MPs into practices at supplier 2 Sisters. Show more

The Food Programme

The Art of Fermentation - A Masterclass

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dan Saladino gets a practical fermentation masterclass with the world-renowned teacher and author of The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Sandor Ellix Katz
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Food Programme

Chef Dan Barber: The Third Plate

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Series exploring the world of food. The influential New York chef and writer Dan Barber is in the UK on a delicious mission to change the way we think about food 'waste'. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Producer:
Rich Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Barber

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

From the eryngii to the not-so-humble button, Dan Saladino discovers a world of mushrooms, grown for food, from Europe's biggest mushroom farm to a spawn plant and far beyond. Show more

The Food Programme

A Bronx Food Tale

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

New York's south Bronx is still one of the city's most deprived areas. Sheila Dillon meets Karen Washington, a woman who is using food and farming to transform her neighbourhood. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Washington
Interviewed Guest:
Marcel Van Ooyen
Producer:
Dan Saladino

The Food Programme

The Future of Cheese

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dan Saladino finds out what the future holds for cheese, including the role of raw milk. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Producer:
Rich Ward
Interviewed Guest:
Bronwen Percival
Interviewed Guest:
John Gynther
Interviewed Guest:
Jonny Crickmore
Interviewed Guest:
Dulcie Crickmore
Interviewed Guest:
Patrick McGuigan
Interviewed Guest:
Melanie Roffet-Salque
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Spector

The Food Programme

Cult Fiction and Food

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

From Confederacy of Dunces to Absolute Beginners and On The Road, Dan Saladino explores cult novels to find out how Jack Kerouac, Colin MacInnes and John Kenney Toole used food. Show more

The Food Programme

Music and Food: Sounds Delicious!

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Dan Saladino explores the relationship between tunes and taste, with Andi Oliver on the link between Sam Cooke and roast chicken and chef Stephen Harris on food and the Buzzcocks. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Andi Oliver
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Harris
Producer:
Dan Saladino

The Food Programme

A Quiet Food Revolution: The Story of Myrtle and Darina Allen

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

How two women, Myrtle and Darina Allen, revolutionised food in Ireland with their cooking. From pioneering restaurants to farmers' markets, Dan Saladino tells the Ballymaloe story. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Producer:
Dan Saladino
Interviewed Guest:
Myrtle Allen
Interviewed Guest:
Darina Allen

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

From a lesson in 'guerrilla gardening' by LA's Ron Finley to a masterclass in Soviet cooking, Dan Saladino reports from the annual food symposium held in Copenhagen, called MAD. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Saladino
Presenter:
Joe Warwick
Interviewed Guest:
Ron Finley
Interviewed Guest:
Anya von Bremzen
Musician:
Tatu Ronkko