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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

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

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

Summer camping special

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon is joined around the campfire by Cerys Matthews and some of the UK's leading outdoor food experts to celebrate camping and cooking. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Cerys Matthews
Interviewed Guest:
Genevieve Taylor
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Hamilton
Interviewed Guest:
Matthew De Abaitua
Interviewed Guest:
Josh Sutton
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Food Programme

The Apple: How British a Fruit?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon in conversation with author and drinks writer Pete Brown about the magic, mystery and Britishness (or otherwise) of the apple. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Pete Brown
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Diacono
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Food Programme

Is There a Place for Salt?

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Investigating the food we eat. Sheila Dillon asks if there is still a place for salt at the table and if all salts are equal. Featuring Samin Nosrat, Susie Dent and Shaun Hill. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Samin Nosrat
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Dent
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Belluz
Interviewed Guest:
David Lea-Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Lea-Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Shaun Hill
Producer:
Rich Ward

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

Cookbooks of 2015

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon and guests reflect on a year of cookery books and food writing. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Bee Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Renton
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Tivnan
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Hayward
Interviewed Guest:
Magnus Nilsson
Interviewed Guest:
Xanthe Clay
Interviewed Guest:
Joanna Blythman
Interviewed Guest:
Gillian Carter
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Henry
Producer:
Rich Ward

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon takes a golden-orange journey into the culinary use and the latest medical findings about turmeric. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Mosley
Interviewed Guest:
Jamie Cavenagh
Interviewed Guest:
Dieneke Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Monisha Bharadwaj
Interviewed Guest:
Susie Emmett
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Harris
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Food Programme

Brexit and Food: A Food Programme Special

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dan Saladino outlines the big food issues the UK faces because of Brexit. From the impact of a devalued pound to longer term questions over prices, Dan goes in search of answers. Show more

The Food Programme

Jane Grigson - A Tribute: Part Two

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Jane Grigson's writing in the Observer and her book English Food make up part two of this tribute to her work, recorded as part of the Bristol Food Connections festival. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Shaun Hill
Interviewed Guest:
Geraldene Holt
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Henry
Producer:
Rich Ward

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Writer and forager Andy Hamilton leads a journey hunting for plants to make incredible drinks, and looks again at the wild world all around us.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Hamilton
Producer:
Rich Ward

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. Sheila Dillon digs up the remarkable story of how the potato changed the world - and offers us a world of comfort and deliciousness. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Mann
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Wilson
Producer:
Rich Ward

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Terra Madre 2014: A global movement of farmers and food producers which attracts the attention of world leaders. Presented by Dan Saladino. Show more

The Food Programme

Cookbooks of 2017

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Sheila Dillon and special guests look at the food, cookery and drink books of 2017. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Bee Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tom Tivnan
Producer:
Rich Ward

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Series about food. Sheila Dillon investigates the world of food and drink labelling: what has to go on, what does not, how we got here - and where things might be going. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest:
Vitti Allender
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Levinovitz
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Davies
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Elliott
Interviewed Guest:
Jessica Tye
Interviewed Guest:
Doug Wregg
Interviewed Guest:
Dan Charles
Producer:
Rich Ward

The Food Programme

Coffee and the God Shot. The Drinks Menu

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Dan Saladino journeys into coffee's past, present and future. He discovers a world of new flavours, but finds that things are more precarious than they may seem. Show more