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.
In a special edition of The Food Programme, Sheila Dillon investigates the horsemeat burger scandal affecting food in the UK and Ireland, and reports on work underway to find out what went wrong in the supply chain.
Sheila Dillon asks if warning signs on food labels can change the way we eat.
Correspondents from around the world talk about trends in eating and food
Dan Saladino explores the cocktail, a story which begins with 18th century Indian punch and keeps on evolving with new wave flavours being developed in the bars of New York , London, Bristol and Manchester.
Sheila Dillon hears the necessary pleasures for Christmas of Jamie Oliver, Paul Hollywood and other leading chefs and food writers.
Sheila Dillon discovers surprising stories behind humble British vegetables. Produced by Emma Weatherill
Sheila Dillon finds a growing number of religious organisations providing food for people who've fallen on hard times.
The meal behind the BBC Food and Farming Awards. Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced by Emma Weatherill.
Sheila Dillon presents this year's BBC Food & Farming Awards. From Best Takeaway to Best Food Market producer, the judging team reveal the "best of the best" in British food and drink. At a ceremony described by Jamie Oliver as the "Oscars of the food world", Sheila and her co-host, cook and food writer Valentine Warner, take us through the stories of the finalists and announce this year's winners.
Originally the street food of German immigrants to the United States, the hot dog was the original artisan sausage in the late nineteenth century before going 'downscale' and becoming the cheap food for the masses. Now not just a watery, synthetic thing from a can, a new breed of pedigree frankfurter is on the rise. Tom Parker Bowles reports.
Sheila Dillon meets finalists in the BBC Food & Farming Awards offering ideas for our food future, from making more local food available online to redistributing spare food. Joining Sheila to explore these ideas are Kath Dalmeny, research director of Sustain, and Christine Tacon, former CEO of the Coop's farms. Under discussion are Growing Communities in East London, Riverford Organics in Devon, Cornish Food Market, The Real Bread Campaign, and Fareshare.
From Moroccan food to traditional British puddings. Valentine Warner and Charles Campion taste their way through the BBC Food & Farming Awards "Best street food or takeaway" category.
Tim Hayward delves into the guilty pleasure of eating saturated animal fat.
John Inverdale looks at innovations in the food offerings at football grounds that aim to give fans and players alike a better eating experience than the traditional burger and pie.
Tim Hayward investigates the future of the domestic oven, with the help of Mary Berry.