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: Britain's best food markets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:56

Sheila Dillon, food campaigner Kath Dalmeny and chef Jeremy Lee discuss this year's winning markets at the Food and Farming Awards.

 FoodProg: Britain's best food producers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:51

Sheila Dillon and Richard Corrigan take a closer look at some of the finalists' stories from this year's Food and Farming Awards.

 FoodProg: Food and Farming Awards 2011 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:17

Sheila Dillon and the biggest names in food celebrate the UK's best cooks, food markets, farmers and producers. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Rick Stein, James Martin, Valentine Warner and Giorgio Locatelli help announce this years winners.

 FoodProg: A Special (Food) Relationship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:29

Mark Bittman, chief food writer at the New York Times, journeys to the UK to see what he can learn from campaigning chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver and Arthur Potts Dawson.

 FoodProg: Future Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:29

Simon Parkes meets the people who experiment with food.

 FoodProg: Into the Wild | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:22

Sheila Dillon investigates the food for free phenomenon, that sees top chefs using wild foods gathered by professional foragers.

 FoodProg: Palm Oil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:03

A traditional cooking oil and a controversial food ingredient found in everything from margarine to ready meals to biscuits to sweets. Dan Saladino journeys into the world of palm oil.

 FoodProg: The Calorie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:41

Is the calorie an outdated way of monitoring our diet?

 FoodProg: Pickling and Preserving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:33

Sheila Dillon goes foraging for autumn fruits and hears why preserving food has been important throughout the ages.

 FoodProg: Los Angeles Street Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:50

Richard Johnson explores the street food culture of Los Angeles.

 FoodProg: Beer - Trouble Brewing? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:00

As tax breaks on low-alcohol beer come in to effect, Sheila Dillon asks if this is the beginning of the end of 'business as usual' for the big brewers.

 FoodProg: Food ads and children | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:19

Sheila Dillon explores the issue of advertising junk food to children since the banning of food advertisements during children's television programmes.

 FoodProg: The Honey Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:06

In the wake of a significant EU ruling on GM pollen and honey, Sheila Dillon takes a look at the honey industry and meets the big packers, importers and traders.

 FoodProg: Food Poverty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:03

Simon Parkes reveals a Britain in which hunger and hard food choices are all too real.

 FoodProg: Food Icons- George Perry-Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:05

Simon Parkes on the life and legacy of maverick, self taught chef, George Perry-Smith.


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