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.
Dan Saladino reports on the impact of Ireland's economic collapse on food and farming.
Sheila Dillon investigates the appeal of shellfish - bivalves and molluscs - from the point of view of taste and sustainability and asks why we don't eat them more in Britain. Chef Mark Hix shows what can be done with the lesser used varieties like whelks and razor clams.
Michelin starred chef Angela Hartnett cooks up a hearty winters meal for Sheila Dillon using bread, cream and preserves from finalists and winners of the Food and Farming Awards.
Sheila Dillon, with the help of some famous food lovers (including Giorgio Locatelli, Cyrus Todiwala, Fuchsia Dunlop and Bee Wilson) hears about their favourite kitchen gadgets. From a 300 year clockwork roasting spit to a 21st century thermal blender, what are the must-have qualities of these kitchen necessities? And how do you choose from the ever increasing plethora of expensive all-singing-all-dancing gizmos on sale in large kitchenware departments.
Sheila Dillon traces the legacy of Elizabeth David's more scholarly work and reviews food writing in 2010 with blogger and critic Tim Hayward, photographer Jason Lowe and publisher Anne Dolamore. We hear from Elizabeth David's literary Executor Jill Norman about the shift in her work from recipe-driven writing in her early career to the later, more academic books and debate who has taken on her legacy of more scholarly food writing today.
Sheila Dillon presents an extended edition of The BBC Food & Farming Awards 2010.
Panettone and Yule logs - Sheila Dillon embraces our new Christmas culinary traditions, not so new as you might imagine.
Danish chef Rene Redzepi, famed for foraging ingredients, travels to Lapland in search of undiscovered flavours.
Sheila Dillon explores the varieties of venison - wild and farmed - we can now find in butchers and supermarkets in the UK. She joins a stalker in Berkshire and talks to the biggest game dealer in the country.
From Caribbean to Thai and Vietnamese - Simon Parkes looks at the latest trends in British street food and takeaway meals. And we hear from some of the finalists in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.
A cider maker, a brewer and a distiller: who will be the 2010 Best Drinks Producer for the Food and Farming Awards? Sheila Dillon, Oz Clarke, Mark Hix and Charles Campion find out.
Sheila Dillon reveals the winners of this year’s BBC Food & Farming Awards, ending a long search for excellence.
Sheila Dillon looks at new ideas for using food to save the British pub.
Supermarket price wars have halved the cost of one of Britain’s best loved fruits – the banana. What impact does this have on workers at the other end of the supply chain?
Sheila Dillon meets the people working to save some of the world's endangered food cultures.