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: 08 Dec 13 Bovril | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:19

Lesley Steinitz explains the pioneering story of Bovril - a very beefy love affair. Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced in Bristol by Emma Weatherill.

 FoodProg: 1st Dec 2013 Alice Waters, A Delicious Revolution | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:52

The Californian chef and campaigner Alice Waters shares her food story with Sheila Dillon.

 FoodProg: 24 Nov 13 Cook Books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:56

Comedian Stephen K Amos and food writers Catherine Phipps and Fiona Beckett join Sheila Dillon to review this year's best cook books.

 FoodProg: 18 Nov 2013: Grimsby's smoked fish | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:34

Fenland celery has just received the same EU protection as champagne. Sheila Dillon investigates the longer term impact of PGI on Grimsby Traditional Smoked Fish.

 FoodProg: 10 Nov 13 The Sugarman of Brazil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:58

The incredible story of one farmer who is trying to change the way we produce our food.

 FoodProg: Horsemeat 04 Nov 13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:41

Sheila Dillon asks why no one has been prosecuted following on from the horsemeat scandal.

 FoodProg: 28 Oct 13 Restaurant Reviews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:06

With an abundance of different restaurant reviews, Sheila Dillon asks who we can trust.

 FoodProg: 21 Oct 13 Cider | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:35

Cider: Britain's Most Misunderstood Drink? Drinks writer Pete Brown explains why bottles of cider should be on the UK's dinner tables.

 FoodProg: 13 Oct 13 The Great British Hop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:01

Three decades ago Miles Warde worked on a hop farm in Herefordshire. Split shifts, tractors with lights, and when you weren't sleeping you'd be in the pub. Today that farm is now a vineyard, so the presenter began wondering what had happened to the great British hop. The first thing he discovered is that there are only sixty hop farmers left.

 FoodProg: 07 Oct 13 Cook slow, cook fast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:06

Sheila Dillon meets a new generation of cooks using slow and pressure cookers.

 FoodProg: 29 Sep 13 School Food Plan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:02

The School Food Plan, written by Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, aims to increase take-up of school meals, improve the quality of food served and tackle student hunger and the early causes of health problems. Sheila Dillon investigates.

 FoodProg: 23 Sep 13 Myrtle and Darina Allen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:05

Myrtle and Darina Allen, revolutionised food in Ireland with their cooking. From pioneering restaurants to groundbreaking farmers' markets, Dan Saladino tells the story of food and Ballymaloe.

 FoodProg: 16 Sep 13 Booze Free Bars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:58

With an increasing number of us giving up alcohol, new bars are popping up across the country to provide an alternative to pub drinking. Presented by Hardeep Singh Kohli.

 FoodProg: 08 Sep 13: The Future of Street Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:05

Can street food change the world? Richard Johnson looks at ideas being tried around the world, from food carts setting up in "food deserts" to night time food markets being set up to transform city life.

 FoodProg: 02 Sep 13 DIY Foods | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:03

Tim Hayward meets the people taking ambitious food production into their own hands.


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