Food Programme show

Food Programme

Summary: Provenance and pleasure, history and health - Radio 4's weekly look at food. Making sense of food, from the kitchen and canteen, to the farm and factory. We place food in its historical and cultural context; call to account policy makers and industry decision makers; and celebrate the sheer pleasure of good food.

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 FoodProg: The Future of the Cookbook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:49

Sheila Dillon investigates the future of the cookbook.

 FoodProg: The Olympic Food Legacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:52

The Olympic Food Vision set out to change the British food landscape. Will it succeed?

 FoodProg: The Best of Food & Farming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:08

Sheila Dillon launches the search for the winners of the 2012 BBC Food and Farming Awards.

 FoodProg: Tasting tomatoes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:54

Sheila Dillon explores the world of the modern British tomato. Has flavour made a return?

 FoodProg: Wine Trends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:03

Simon Parkes reports from the London International Wine fair to discover the latest trends in the wine industry.

 FoodProg: 27 May 12: Breakfast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:06

Tim Hayward finds out how the British Breakfast became the envy of the world. Has eating breakfast become just another problem to solve rather than being a pleasurable experience?

 FoodProg: The Life of Pie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:39

Tim Hayward examines the reasons for the renaissance of the pie

 FoodProg: The Soya Bean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:36

Dan Saladino reports on a crop that the world can't get enough of.

 FoodProg: Seaweed, a Forgotten Food? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:00

Nutritious, tasty but long overlooked, Sheila Dillon asks if seaweed is the food of the future?

 FoodProg: A Scramble for Eggs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:56

Since new EU welfare legislation was introduced for battery hens, eggs have been in short supply.

 FoodProg: The New Beer Frontier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:03

Dan Saladino finds out why America's brewing scene is a growing influence on British beer.

 FoodProg: The Fermentation Revival | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:44

Sheila Dillon on an ancient, mysterious yet essential process at the heart of much of our food production- fermentation. Sheila is joined by author and fervent fermenter Sandor Katz to discover why a revival of the fermenting arts is underway.

 FoodProg: The Therapy of Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:42

Sheila Dillon looks at the spiritual and therapeutic value many place on bread making. She meets a group of refugees who've experienced torture, using baking in their recovery.

 FoodProg: Biscuits- A Serious Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:42

Simon Parkes delves into the fast-changing world of a British favourite, the biscuit.

 FoodProg: In Praise of Stock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:05

Tim Hayward is not alone in his passion for stock, but there must be few culinary adventurers who take things to the level of his highly developed home routine. Glasses still steamy from several simmering stockpots, Tim sets off on a journey into the world of stock. On his travels he'll share precious stock secrets, learn from the masters, tell tales of nineteenth-century Uruguay and peek behind the doors of stock-cube heaven.


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