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The chart topping podcast for the UK's best food magazine, delicious. magazine, featuring stories and hot topics from the world of food. From small producers to the best chefs in the world, from delightful dishes to the big issues in health, food waste and sustainability, from high-profile interview… read more

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Tastes Like Home with Irini Tzortzoglou

July 17th, 2019


This week Gilly Smith is with this year’s MasterChef champion, Irini Tzortzoglou who takes her on a wonderfully nostalgic trip back to her …

Tastes Like Home with Nadiya Hussain

July 11th, 2019


This week, 2015 Great British Bake Off champion, Nadiya Hussain talks about her new book, Time to Eat, brown girls on TV, panic disorder and being a …

The July Episode with Alison Roman, Raymond Blanc, James Milton and Ben Tish

July 3rd, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith talks to food writer and social media queen, Alison Roman, rugby captain turned brewer, Alistair Hargreaves of Wolfpack lager, …

How to Cook Like... Theo Michaels

June 26th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith learns how to cook a sea bass in vine leaves with heirloom tomatoes and pomegranate and white balsamic dressing like the Greek Cypriot author of Orexi!, Theo Michaels. 

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Tastes Like Home, with Isabella Tree

June 19th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith is with Isabella Tree, the author of Wilding, which has been hailed as one of the most important contributions to the debate about where and how we get our food and our relationship with the land. …

How to Cook Like... MasterChef winner, Kenny Tutt

June 12th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith is learning how to cook like MasterChef 2018 winner, Kenny Tutt at his brand new restaurant, Pitch in Worthing, just a few days before it opened at the end of May. He shows her how to do his own …

The June Episode: English wine, gin and fish, the doctors who cook and Bake Off's Benoit

June 5th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith is at Bolney vineyard in Sussex to taste the bumper crop from last year’s stupendous summer, and where its leftovers inspired …

Tastes Like Home... with Elly Pear

May 29th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith is with food writer and instagrammer, Elly Pear at Divertimenti in London’s Knightsbridge where she holds her cookery classes, …

Untitled Episode

May 22nd, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith learns how to make a strawberry gazpacho like Spanish chef, Jose Pizarro whose new book Andalusia is a journey through the flavours of Spain’s southern coast. 

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Can Veganism Save the Planet?

May 15th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith asks if veganism can save the planet with a panel of experts including author of 'Wilding', Isabella Tree, Instagram star, Fat Gay Vegan and Radio 1 DJ, Nesta McGregor

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How to Cook Like.. Emiko Davies

May 8th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith learns how to cook like Australian food writer, Emiko Davies whose book ‘Tortellini at Midnight’ tells the love story of her Italian family which journeys from Taranto to Turin and settles in …

How to Cook Like Adam Byatt

May 1st, 2019


This week Gilly Smith learns how to cook like Michelin star chef, Adam Byatt from Trinity in Clapham. After training at Claridges as a teenager, Adam went on to cook with Philip Howard at The Square, and is now a mentor …

The May Podcast: the Beyond Meat burger, the Good Life revisited in a Sussex B&B and how to eat with Altzheimer's

April 24th, 2019


In this week's magazine-style episode, Gilly Smith meets the future foods man who’s the first to give the beyond meat burger a home of its own, the B&B owner who’s quietly converting her guests to living lightly on …

Pete Brown and a patriotic look at British food

April 17th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith talks to food writer and broadcaster, Pete Brown about his new book 'Pie Fidelity', and finds an unusually patriotic take on British food.

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How to Cook Like... Zoe Adjonyoh

April 10th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith learns how to cook like Zoe Adjonyoh whose journey through food into her own Ghanaian heritage has led to a new movement in West African cuisine. Here she cooks akara fritters, a vegetarian feast …

On the Road to the Thai Home of Kay Plunkett-Hogge

April 3rd, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith goes way off the beaten track in Thailand with Thai-born food writer, Kay Plunkett-Hogge in search of the food of Kay's childhood in the roadside cafes and markets of Bangkok, Chiang Rai and …

The Easter Episode: With Steven Lamb, Dan Saladino and the food lovers who've found their happy place.

March 27th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith meets Steven Lamb of River Cottage, the winner of this year’s Jane Grigson Trust award for new food writer, Dan Saladino, and finds out how to be a nomadic chef. Plus the woman who left a life of …

How to Cook Like... Andy Oliver of Som Saa

March 20th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith is at Spitalfields’ super cool Thai restaurant, Som Saa learning how to make the popular papaya salad, Som Tam with chef and …

Darina Allen, the grande dame of Irish artisanal food, celebrates St Patrick's Day

March 13th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith is celebrating all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day with the doyenne of Irish slow food and artisanal produce, Darina Allen …

How to Cook Like... Gill Meller

March 6th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith is on a wild beach off Lyme Regis with food writer and River Cottage chef, Gill Meller, who’s showing her how to cook a simple lunch of fresh mackerel over an open fire.

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James Martin tells us why Great Britain really is great

February 27th, 2019


In the March bumper episode of the monthly magazine-style podcast, Gilly Smith meets; delicious. magazine columnist Debora Robertson who tells us how …

Zest Quest Asia; the search for the best young chefs in Asian cuisine

February 20th, 2019


In this week's special delicious. podcast, sponsored by Hope & Glory Tea, Gilly Smith meets the six teams of catering students who have made the finals of Zest Quest Asia. The competition, founded by Cyrus Todiwala …

Caroline Eden talks about her award winning book, The Black Sea

February 13th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith meets author, Caroline Eden, whose book The Black Sea has received high praise across the food world, only last week winning …

How to cook like... Ramael Scully

February 6th, 2019


This week, in the second of the new series of How to Cook Like....Gilly Smith joins Ramael Scully in the kitchen of his restaurant in St James' …

The February Episode: BAFTA, B-Movies and Bake Off's Chetna

January 30th, 2019


This week in the monthly magazine-style podcast, Gilly Smith finds out how Veg Power is harnessing the might of the advertising industry to get kids to eat their greens, and gets a sneak peek of the menu at this year's …

Tom Kerridge on his Fresh Start for 2019

January 23rd, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith chats to Michelin starred chef and TV’s latest weight loss guru, Tom Kerridge whose new show Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start is on BBC2. She asks him why 20 years after Jamie Oliver first taught …

In Residence: with Georgina Hayden

January 16th, 2019


Food writer, cook and stylist, Georgina Hayden is the newest addition to the delicious.magazine columnist team, and tells Gilly Smith why she feels …

Saliha Mahmood Ahmed on Masterchef and Mughals

January 9th, 2019


This week, Gilly Smith meets 2017 Masterchef winner and junior doctor, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed whose new book Khazana – meaning treasure trove - is a journey of discovery into the Mughal Empire which inspires the …

How to Cook Like... Jasmine Hemsley

January 2nd, 2019


In a brand new feature for 2019, Gilly Smith chats to food writers and chefs about their culinary philosophy while they make her lunch. In the first …

The January Episode

December 26th, 2018


To see the New Year in, Gilly Smith finds out how to get the best out of your January without giving up a thing. She dines at London’s largest vegan banquet with Joanna Lumley, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Philip …

The one about the Michelin-starred London restaurant that's saving the planet

December 19th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith is sharing a vegan feast at Michelin-starred London restaurant, Pied a Terre with owner, David Moore. David tells her how the need to reduce food waste and become much more sustainable in the …

The Best Food Books of 2018

December 12th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith and Susan Low, deputy editor and books editor of delicious. magazine discuss their favourite food books of the year. Check out Susan's top ten books of the year at

A delicious birthday at BAFTA, 195 Picadilly

December 5th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith is at BAFTA, the legendary home of British film and television where delicious magazine celebrated its 15th birthday last month. Editor, Karen Barnes introduces the evening as readers joined her …

The Christmas Episode!

November 28th, 2018


This week, in the packed monthly magazine-style episode, Gilly Smith has been finding out about the Islamic concept of hospitality with Lebanese author, Bethany Kehdy and how to keep Christmas simple this year with …

The one about the vegetarian sheep farmers

November 21st, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith has been talking to Black Mountain vegetarian sheep farmers, Sarah Dickins and Nick Miller of Pen-y-Wyrlod Lamb at the Abergavenny Food Festival earlier this year to find out what we need to know …

The one about Israeli food

November 14th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith is with former Ottolenghi head chefs and husband and wife team, Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer of Honey and Co to talk …

The one about Ibiza's first food festival, Amorevore

November 7th, 2018


Gilly Smith is at Amorevore, the last of this year's food festivals but the first on the cool white Isle of Ibiza. She bumps into British food …

A French Revolution in Bordeaux Wines

October 31st, 2018


In this week's delicious podcast, sponsored by Bordeaux Wines UK, Gilly Smith is in the harvests of the Saint-Emilion and Lalande de Pomerol …

The November Episode

October 24th, 2018


In this week's packed magazine-style episode, Gilly Smith meets some of the women who define modern British food; Alison Swan Parente MBE on The …

Vintage Nigella: Twenty years of How to Eat

October 17th, 2018


In this special half hour extended interview, Gilly Smith talks to Nigella Lawson about the book that launched her career as the updated version of How to Eat hits the shelves twenty years on. Gilly takes her back to …

Donal Skehan on music, baby mayhem and Meals in Minutes

October 11th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith meets blogger-turned-food writer and TV chef, Donal Skehan to find out how life as a former pop star and being a new parent inspired his latest book 'Meals in Minutes'.

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Yotam Ottolenghi on identity, food fights and feeding the kids

October 4th, 2018


More, much more of that interview with Yotam Ottolenghi with Gilly Smith from last week's episode. This week, she asks him about food identity, peace …

The October Episode

September 27th, 2018


In the monthly magazine episode of the delicious podcast, Gilly Smith finds out how food waste has become central to the cooking of both eco chef Tom Hunt and Madonna favourite, Skye Gyngell. In the first of two …

Manchester, a foodie's special. Sponsored by Woodalls Charcuterie

September 20th, 2018


This week Gilly Smith and River Cottage's Steven Lamb explore the rise and rise of Manchester's food scene with Colin Woodall of Woodalls …

With food writer, Sybil Kapoor

September 13th, 2018


This week, food writer Sybil Kapoor tells Gilly Smith how one of the very first recipes she cooked as a teenager has developed into one of the delicious recipes in her fascinating new book Sight, Smell, Touch, Taste, …

Gill Meller in his very first interview on his new book, 'Time'

September 6th, 2018


Gill Meller, resident columnist at delicious magazine, award winning writer for his first book, Gather and part of the inner circle at River Cottage …

The September Episode: On Jack Stein, Palestine through its recipes, and 30 years of the great British relish

August 30th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith talks to Jack Stein, son of Rick and Jill and father of Milo, about his new book 'World on a Plate', and to Yasmin Khan about 'Zaitoun', her story of the Palestinians through their recipes. Plus: …

Extra Portion with organic farmer and chief executive of The Soil Association, Helen Browning

August 23rd, 2018


This week, ahead of Organic September, Gilly Smith is hanging out with the cows at Eastbrook Farm in Wiltshire with organic farmer and chief executive of The Soil Association, Helen Browning to find out what organic …

Extra Portion with Josh Katz of Berber and Q

August 16th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith talks to former Ottolenghi chef, Josh Katz about his new book Berber and Q, and the importance of travel in developing new …

The Womad Episode

August 9th, 2018


This week we’re at WOMAD with an edited version of a panel discussion hosted by Gilly Smith in the World of Words tent at the end of July with the …

Extra Portion: From zero to hero in a week; a road trip through California wine

August 2nd, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith is on a trip of a lifetime, a tour of some of the best wineries in California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys as a guest of the California Wine Institute, UK and Ireland. Intimidated by sharing a coach …

Episode 29: The one all about women (and Gennaro Contaldo)

July 26th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith is at a women-only biodynamic vineyard in Umbria, and meets two of the Syrian refugees behind the women-only crowdfunded catering company and pop up, Syrian Kitchen. She catches up with Valentina …

Extra Portion: On building a gin brand

July 18th, 2018


This week's Extra Portion of the delicious. podcast, sponsored by Brockmans Gin, looks at how to create a drinks brand from scratch. Co-founder of Brockmans Gin, Bob Fowkes celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the …

Extra Portion: with Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore on food, soul and marriage

July 11th, 2018


This week, we're back at S. Pellegrino's Food Meets Art event with more from Massimo Bottura and with his wife and business partner, Lara Gilmore at the 50 Best awards in Bilbao just hours before their restaurant …

Extra Portion: Massimo Bottura on Food meets Art at the 50 Best, with S. Pellegrino

July 5th, 2018


In this week's Extra Portion, sponsored by S. Pellegrino, Gilly Smith has been to Bilbao for this year’s finals of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. She talks to chef, Massimo Bottura and some of the most creative minds …

Episode 28: The one about women, wine and song

June 28th, 2018


This month, Gilly Smith talks to Mexican chef, Martha Ortiz about food and sensuality, to author, James Whetlor about zero grazing in the burgeoning …

Extra Portion: The future of farming at Holkham Estate

June 21st, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith is at the Holkham Estate in Norfolk, home to one of Britain’s favourite beaches and to the 8th Earl of Leicester whose …

Extra Portion: Giles Coren on the role of the restaurant critic

June 14th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith talks about the role of the restaurant critic with Giles Coren in an age when everyone is a critic on social media.

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Extra Portion: Fork to Fork Festival with Thomasina Miers and Laura Harper-Hinton

June 7th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith talks to Thomasina Miers, founder of the Wahaca chain and Laura Harper-Hinton of the Caravan group of restaurants ahead of the third of their Fork to Fork festivals on June 16 .

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Episode 27: The One about Woods and Wine

May 31st, 2018


This month, we’re prepping meatballs with prisoners, and foraging with super-cool chef, Tommy Banks. We’ve got the life-changing story of an English …

Extra Portion: The San Pellegrino Young Chef Finals

May 24th, 2018


This week Gilly Smith is in Milan at the annual San Pellegrino Young Chef awards, the global talent search for the best young chef in the world.

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Extra Portion: with Dan Doherty of Britain's Best Home Cook

May 17th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith catches up with the new chef on TV, Dan Doherty who’s joined Mary Berry and Claudia Winkleman in BBC’s Britain’s Best Home Cook. 

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Extra Portion with Guy Watson, founder of Riverford Organics

May 10th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith talks to Riverford Organics' founder, Guy Singh-Watson, one of the biggest voices in the fight for ethical food and farming. He tells her how daring to be different and sticking to what he believe …

Extra Portion: Sheila Dillon on The Food Programme and the rise of the food podcast

May 3rd, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith talks to Sheila Dillon, the legendary presenter of Radio 4's The Food Programme about its place in food culture as it prepares …

The One About Tea

April 26th, 2018


This week, we meet Angela Hartnett as she prepares to take her mentee, Killian Crowley to represent the UK and Ireland in the San Pellegrino Young Chef grand finale in Milan. Chef, Robin Gill talks about his new book, …

Extra Portion: Dartington and the Philosophy of Food with Oliver Rowe

April 19th, 2018


This week, we’re at Dartington, the 1,200-acre estate just outside Totnes in Devon which is so much more than a family day out. Apart from the deer walks and art house cinema, Dartington is famous for its pioneering …

Extra Portion at The Disappearing Dining Club

April 12th, 2018


This week on the delicious.podcast's Extra Portion, Stuart Langley of The Disappearing Dining Club's talks about pop up life at his latest opening, Little Quiet in London's Barbican.

Extra Portion with Diana Henry

April 5th, 2018


In this extra special half hour episode of the delicious. podcast Extra Portion, Diana Henry gives her very first interview on her new book, How to …

Episode 25: The one about spring in Italy

March 29th, 2018


This month, Gilly Smith is off to Italy to eat like a local with author, Skye McAlpine in Venice and in Rome with wine, olive and villa man, Andrea …

Extra Portion: The Midlife Kitchen

March 21st, 2018


Authors, Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice talk to Gilly Smith about ageing, attitude and recipes for a healthier life in their book, The Midlife Kitchen.

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Extra Portion: Mildred's Vegan

March 15th, 2018


In this week's Extra Portion of the delicious. podcast, Gilly Smith talks to the authors of Mildred’s Vegan, Sarah Wasserman and Dan Acevedo about the extraordinary rise in veganism.

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Extra Portion: #OnePlanetPlate

March 8th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith finds out about #OnePlanetPlate, the campaign launched this month by the Sustainable Restaurant Association to encourage chefs to create one dish on their menus for a better future. Gilly meets …

Episode 24: The one about awards season

March 1st, 2018


This month, we’re celebrating awards season with the launch of our own delicious produce awards sponsored by Fisher and Paykel which will be travelling the country this summer in search of the best British artisanal …

Extra Portion with Romy Gill CBE

February 22nd, 2018


In this week's Extra Portion, we’re still celebrating the centenary of votes from women, and in a very noisy pub, Gilly Smith caught up with Romy …

Extra Portion: Angela Hartnett on Women in the Kitchen

February 15th, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith meets up with one of Britain’s first and most successful female chefs, Angela Hartnett. Gilly was at Angela's Michelin starred …

Vegan cookery course

February 8th, 2018


This week. Gilly Smith checks out the secrets of vegan cookery with… a farmer and a room full of non vegans. Philippa Vine runs cookery courses at …

Extra Portion: Giorgio Locatelli and the food industry on that report about Parmesan

February 1st, 2018


This week, Gilly Smith looks more closely at that Parmesan story we featured in the February episode. She talks to chef, Giorgio Locatelli, a British cheese-maker, an Italian style restaurant and a high end retailer of …

The February Episode

January 25th, 2018


This month, Gilly Smith meets American author, Laura Shapiro whose book ‘What She Ate’ looks at six women in history through the food on their tables. And we look at that damning report on Parmesan from Compassion in …

Extra Portion: Gaz Oakley, the Avant-garde Vegan

January 18th, 2018


Gaz Oakley is @avantgardevegan, the super youtuber and instagram influencer who trained as a chef and turned vegan overnight, losing his rugby and gym bodyweight to become the millenial hero for creative cooking, vegan …

Extra Portion: RIver Cottage's Steven Lamb

January 11th, 2018


This week Gilly Smith has more from Steven Lamb, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s second in command at River Cottage, and the author of its latest handbook Cheese and Dairy. He tells her about the farm behind the TV …

Extra Portion: Dawn French

January 4th, 2018


This week's Extra Portion features much more from Gilly Smith's interview with Dawn French on the new Sky1 drama, Delicious. Here Dawn and the series' food stylist, Lisa Heathcote talk about how to look like you’re …

The New Year Episode

December 28th, 2017


Gilly Smith talks to Jamie Oliver about his food fights for the new year, with energy drinks and fish belly his latest battles on Channel 4's Friday Night Feast. Dawn French talks about the food behind the new Sky1 …

Extra Portion: Jamie Oliver

December 20th, 2017


In this week's Extra Portion, Gilly Smith finds Jamie Oliver reflecting on the food fights of his career and talking openly about his opinions and …

Extra Portion: Nigella Lawson

December 14th, 2017


With much MUCH more from Gilly Smith's interview featured in the November episode, Nigella talks about food memories, brown food and her faith in the next generation to cook. Nigella's latest series 'At My Table' is on …

Extra Portion: Andi Oliver

December 7th, 2017


Welcome to Extra Portion, with more from the world of delicious. magazine, this week with the straight talking Great British Menu judge, Andi Oliver who we met back in February as she first opened the doors to her very …

Extra Portion: An Eating out Guide to Brussels

November 30th, 2017


Andreea Gulacsi is the blogger behind - the word on the best of Brussels food and drink. Check out her blog on …

The Christmas Episode

November 23rd, 2017


This month on the delicious. podcast, we're getting in the festive spirit with Nadine Levy Redzepi on cooking Christmas lunch for the world's number one chef, and we've got Christmas tips from the delicious. food team. …

Extra Portion with the Pizza Pilgrims

November 15th, 2017


This week Gilly Smith shares a pizza with Thom and James Eliot, brothers, business partners and pizza pilgrims who quite literally drew their dream …

Extra Portion with Clerkenwell Boy

November 9th, 2017


This week, Gilly Smith talks to social media superstar, Clerkenwell Boy on Instagram, influence and #CookforSyria

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Extra Portion with Thomasina Miers

November 2nd, 2017


This week, Gilly Smith talks to Thomasina Miers, food writer and founder of Mexican restaurant chain, Wahaca about The Day of the Dead.

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Episode 20: The Nigella Episode

October 26th, 2017


This month, we're in Nigella's very own kitchen with stories about her fabulous new book and TV series At My Table. Plus Jimmy Doherty on a 'who …

Extra Portion with Great British Bake Off's Benjamina Ebuehi

October 19th, 2017


This week, we meet Benjamina Ebuehi from BBC's last series of Bake Off who’s been exploring her African heritage by teaching Ghanaian children to bake as part of Compassion’s World Food Day. You can read all about her …

Extra Portion: Behind the scenes of social media queen, Felicity Spector

October 12th, 2017


More from the world of delicious. magazine. This week Gilly Smith meets up with 'food influencer' Felicity Spector to get some tips on the hottest new places to eat.

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Extra Portion with butcher, Lew Howard

October 5th, 2017


With the delicious.Produce Awards all over the magazine this month, we're celebrating the best of British food this week with Sussex family butcher, Lew Howard. Lew has been in the business for decades, and has been …

Episode 19: The October Podcast

September 28th, 2017


This month, it's all about superlatives in British food, with the winners of the delicious. Produce Awards and chef Philip Howard on British Food …

Extra Portion: Lucas Hollweg on British produce

September 19th, 2017


Ahead of next week's delicious. Produce Awards podcast special, food writer and dPA judge, Lucas Hollweg tells Gilly Smith why we need the awards… …

Extra Portion: Rebecca Sullivan and Adam Simmonds

September 13th, 2017


This week we meet Australian food writer and author of 'The Art of The Natural Home', Rebecca Sullivan who will be at the Abergavenny Food Festival …

Extra Portion: The F.E.A.S.T Project

September 6th, 2017


This week we're team building with The F.E.A.S.T Project which uses hunter gatherer skills on Exmoor to bring busy people back to earth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

Extra Portion: Sabrina Ghayour

August 30th, 2017


British-Iranian food writer Sabrina Gayhour talks about teaching herself to cook, and identity, history and performance in Persian food. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

Episode 18: The Food Festivals

August 23rd, 2017


It's Food Festival month, and the delicious podcast has been to Wilderness, Abergavenny and Bath to discover the impact on local food after the …

Extra Portion: Rachel McCormack

August 16th, 2017


This week, while drinking cocktails made by Alessandro Palazzi at London’s Duke’s Hotel, we talk to Rachel McCormack, whose book Chasing the Dram suggests that we’ve missed a trick with whisky. For information …

Extra Portion: Rupert Taylor

August 9th, 2017


Instagrammer Felicity Spector and Gilly Smith meet Rupert Taylor, chef at the Allium Restaurant at Bath’s Abbey Hotel, ahead of next month's Great Bath Feast food festival. For information regarding your data privacy, …

Extra Portion: Luke Cowdrey

August 2nd, 2017


On this mini podcast, Gilly Smith talks to Luke Cowdrey who, with fellow DJ Justin Crawford, has created a cool new food scene in Manchester.

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Episode 17: The August Edition

July 26th, 2017


This month we're moving house with the legendary theatreland restaurant, Joe Allen, we visit Falmouth, the once sleepy Cornish seaside town now …

Extra Portion: San Patrignano, the Extended Mix

July 19th, 2017


In this extra special portion we hear more about the ways addicts are transformed into award-winning bakers and cheesemakers at San Patrignano.
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Extra Portion with Giorgio Locatelli at Locanda Locatelli

July 12th, 2017


Giorgio Locatelli on Brexit and the future of Italian food in the UK, and how this immigrant food grew up to become Britain’s best loved cuisine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

Extra Portion: The Story of Basil

July 5th, 2017


In this week's Extra Portion, sponsored by Sacla', the pesto people, food writer Simon Parkes tells us the story of the basil, king of Italian herbs... and finds that it didn't come from Italy at all. For information …

Episode 16: The Italian Special

June 28th, 2017


This month, thanks to Sacla', the pesto people, we've got an all-Italian special. We're off to Italy to the meet the lentil producer who survived last year's devastating earthquakes and the award-winning cheesemakers at …

Extra Portion: Adam Simmonds at The Test Kitchen

June 21st, 2017


Great British Menu finalist, Adam Simmonds cooked with the greats at The Ritz, Le Gavroche and Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons before winning a Michelin star for the restaurant at Danesfield House. Gilly Smith caught up with …

Extra Portion: The Future of Food at The Food Talk Awards

June 14th, 2017


Join us at the launch of the very first Food Talk Awards which celebrates the food, drink and technology that’s shaping the future of dining.

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Extra Portion: Michel Roux Jr on the legacy of Le Gavroche

June 7th, 2017


Michel Roux Jr chats to Gilly Smith about 50 years of Le Gavroche, the change in food culture and working conditions in the restaurant industry. For …

Extra Portion: The Pony Meat Debate

May 31st, 2017


An extended feature on the future of Dartmoor hill ponies whose value to farmers depends on whether or not we will eat taffety – pony meat. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

Episode 15: Dartmoor Hill Pony Meat, Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, Real Junk Food Project, Watercress Gin and Lorraine Pascale,

May 24th, 2017


This month we pop into the Ghana Kitchen with chef and author Zoe Adjonyoh; we get a glimpse behind the scenes at the Goodwood Festival of Food and Racing, and we meet a commuter turned micro distiller whose life change …

Extra Portion: Special BAFTA dinner and screening of Chef

May 18th, 2017


Aspecial episode of Extra Portion with an invitation to join delicious readers – through the magic of the podcast - at an exclusive screening of the …

Extra Portion with delicious. Produce Award winner, Campsie Glen Smokehouse

May 10th, 2017


Deputy editor of delicious. Magazine, Susan Low meets one of the winners of the 2016 delicious. Produce Awards awards. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

Extra Portion with Sumayaa Usmani

May 4th, 2017


In this series of the extra bits from the monthly delicious.podcast, we meet Pakistani food writer, Sumayya Usmani whose book 'Mountain Berries and …

Episode 14: Jamie Oliver, Michel Roux Junior and Anton Manganaro at BAFTA

April 26th, 2017


Michel Roux Junior reflects on 50 years of le Gavroche, author Veronica Henry visits independent food producers in Bath to find inspiration for her next novel and Anton Manganaro, head chef for BAFTA, gives a glimpse …

Extra Portion: Peter Gordon

April 26th, 2017


Extra Portion is the series of uncut interviews we’ve featured in the monthly podcasts that are just too good to waste. This week, , Peter Gordon ,New Zealand chef and one of last year’s judges at the delicious Produce …

Extra Portion: Professor Tim Spector

April 13th, 2017


We've already met Professor Tim Spector in the April podcast discussing how delicious reader, Trish Carty's kimchi and other fermented foods are good for our health. Here's the uncut version of the interview in which …

Extra Portion: Philip Lymbery of Compassion in World Farming

April 6th, 2017


In this series of the bits that the monthly podcasts leave behind, we hear the full interview with Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in …

Extra Portion: Raymond Blanc

March 30th, 2017


The chef, and culinary director of Eurostar, tells Gilly Smith why he thinks that local produce isn’t just good for health, taste and the future of …

Episode 13: Raymond Blanc in Paris, Compassion in World Farming and How to Make Kimchi

March 30th, 2017


This month, we hear why what we eat can save the world’s wild life and meet up with Raymond Blanc in Paris to get his recommendations on where to eat out. We find out how good digestion can improve health with expert, …

Episode 12: Andi Oliver, Michel Roux Jr, Semone Bonner, Eric Lanlard Nigel Barden and Felicity Spector

February 23rd, 2017


This month we meet the new Great British Menu judge, Andi Oliver and take a sneak peak through the window of her brand new restaurant. Radio 2’s food man, Nigel Barden, tracks down Michel Roux Jr on board a Norwegian …

Episode 11: Marco Pierre White, Gill Meller, Sutton Soup, Chocs for Chance, Paul Ainsworth and the search for the 2017 delicious. Produce Awards nominees

January 26th, 2017


This month we spend the night with Marco Pierre White, thirty years after he became the bad boy of British food; we meet food writer and River …

Episode 10: Rick Stein, ugly fish and warming midwinter

December 30th, 2016


This month Rick Stein reveals what his disco days taught him about being a restaurateur, we find out why we need to eat ugly food to save the planet, and get the best tips to get you through Blue Monday. We find a warm …

Episode 9: The World Cheese Awards plus Koffmann, Cassis and a Canadian Christmas

November 24th, 2016


This month, we join our editor Karen Barnes and food broadcaster Nigel Barden at The World Cheese Awards in Spain,. We hear from the chef’s chef, Pierre Koffmann, about his 50 years in the business, and get Christmas …

Episode 8: Chinese cookery with Ken Hom and American election food with Felicity Spector

October 27th, 2016


This month we're on the American presidential campaign trail with Channel 4 chief news writer, Felicity Spector, to find out what's cooking, and we hear the inheritance recipes of TV legend Ken Hom. We check out foodie …

Episode 7: Behind the scenes of The delicious. Produce Awards

September 28th, 2016


This month, it’s all about the delicious. produce awards. We hear from some of the winners and judges, with chef Peter Gordon revealing how British food got to be so good. Plus Antonio Carluccio, Conflict Café and …

Dish Ep 6: The September Edition

August 31st, 2016


In this episode, we visit the Greek spice island of Spetses to check out what’s happening to the Mediterranean Diet and chat to Nancy dell Olio about her sugar free Limoncello. We pop down to a new pop up Italian food …

dish ep5: former Bake Off winners, food start ups, charity cookbook

July 25th, 2016


Former Great British Bake Off winners Edd Kimber and John Whaite give us their predictions for GBBO 2016. We also hear how to run a food start-up, and meet the author of a new family cookbook. For information regarding …

dish ep4: Jay Rayner's food commandments, whisky for cows, mango memories

June 30th, 2016


In this episode we hear food critic Jay Rayner's 10 food commandments, explore the connection between whisky making and cows, and hear one reader's memories of mangos For information regarding your data privacy, visit

dish ep3: EU chefs and a Mary Berry exclusive interview

May 26th, 2016


What will the EU Referendum mean for European chefs and restaurants in the UK? We find out. Plus we've an exclusive interview with the legendary Mary Berry on her life, her garden, and of course, Bake Off. For …

dish ep2: Cheese toasties and the World Pesto Championships

April 26th, 2016


We head to the West Country to find the ultimate cheese toastie and why Ogleshield is the best British cheese for melting. Julia Child’s My Life in …

dish ep1: space food & Persian pomegranates

April 8th, 2016


Episode 1 of dish blasts off to explore cooking and eating in space with former Nasa astronaut, Don Thomas. Back on Earth, we find out about the …

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