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The FoodTalk Show is back. Each week Sue Nelson and Jane Peyton interview the best producers and experts in the UK, finding out how to source the perfect ingredients and make amazing food for family and friends.

The FoodTalk Show is back. Each week Sue Nelson and Jane Peyton interview the best producers and experts in the UK, finding out how to source the perfect ingredients and make amazing food for family and friends.

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United Kingdom

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The FoodTalk Show is back. Each week Sue Nelson and Jane Peyton interview the best producers and experts in the UK, finding out how to source the perfect ingredients and make amazing food for family and friends.

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 7875237323


Episodes

A PINT OF THE BLACK STUFF

12/5/2022
Susie is overjoyed that this week's programme is about porter and stout - her favourite type of beer. AJ prefers the hoppy taste of IPAs but as always is open to trying anything. Luckily Clare Pope the beer writer is in the studio to take them through the tastings of the black stuff in an orderly fashion. In the end they all agree that the best is an extraordinary stout that is a mind-blowing 11% ABV.

Duration:00:28:58

HOW TO SHEAR A SHEEP

11/28/2022
Susie meets Marie Prebble from Kent who holds the world record for sheep shearing. Along with Kristina Boulden of Romney Marsh Wools she explains why British lamb is best in the summer and why we should all being eating the much maligned mutton.

Duration:00:11:55

FROZEN PEAS FOR THOSE TWISTED ANKLE DAYS

11/21/2022
Susie and AJ agree that every freezer in the UK must have a bag of frozen peas for that odd time where you have a swollen joint or twisted ankle. They can't however agree about buying frozen jacket potatoes. Susie thinks it's a great idea but AJ isn't so sure. Luckily Matt Whelan of Field Fare, the high quality frozen food people, is on hand to adjudicate and explain some simple rules for freezing stuff to cut down on your food waste.

Duration:00:28:59

UMAMI - ONE OF THE FIVE BASIC TASTES

11/14/2022
This week is all about umami flavours or savouriness which is one of the five basic tastes alongside bitter, sour, sweet and salty. Foods that have a strong umami flavour include meats, shellfish, anchovies, soy sauce, marmite and strong cheese. AJ and Susie talk to Adam Sopher who makes popcorn with interesting umami flavour combinations including Irish stout and cheese on toast. What?! Harry Turpin is also in the studio with his umami Crunchits.

Duration:00:28:55

RENÉE ELLIOTT OF PLANET ORGANIC TALKS WELLBEING

11/7/2022
AJ and Susie are honoured to have Renée Elliott and Sam Wigan as their guests on today's programme. The food, drink, agri and hospitality sector have taken a real hit in the last two years. Almost everyone's health has been affected by covid one way or another. How do we keep our entrepreneurial heads above water and remain healthy and true to ourselves? Renée explains how her experience of setting up Planet Organic all those decades ago has shaped her approach to running a successful...

Duration:00:29:00

THE FOODTALK SHOW GOES ALL FRUITY

10/31/2022
Fruits contain large amounts of nutrients including fibre, vitamins, minerals and various antioxidants. They taste wonderful and we probably don't know enough about them. Luckily for AJ and Susie, Sarah Calcutt is on hand of the National Fruit Show to tell us all about British top fruit and soft fruit AND she has brought loads of delicious samples. They are also joined by Laurie Fermor of Freddie's Farm which makes delicious apple treats for little people.

Duration:00:29:00

TEQUILA - WORTH A SHOT?

10/24/2022
AJ doesn't think she can do any tastings today. As a student she had a bad time on tequila once and she's never touched it since, even the smell makes her wince. Can Jane Peyton the drinks expert, Susie, a self-confessed margarita fan and our friends from Vivir and Mijenta change her mind?

Duration:00:29:00

A MILLENNIA OLD TECHNIQUE RE-IMAGINED

10/17/2022
What is a shrub? Have the FoodTalk team gone gardening? No, Henry Chevallier Guild of NonSuch Shrubs joins AJ, Susie and Jane Peyton to explain all about this most ancient of drinks. Naturally they're vinegar-based but if you're from the Aspall dynasty that's been making vinegar and cider since 1728, that's not really a problem. We also taste the divine vinegars made by Francine Lee of Bumblee's in her Somerset kitchen.

Duration:00:29:00

YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM

10/10/2022
Jane Peyton reckons rum isn't taken as seriously as it should be and is mostly associated with cocktails. But in a tasting session led by Jake Sedge of Anno Distillers, AJ and Susie also start to eulogise about this underrated drink too and it seems that Susie may have been somewhat over enthusiastic in her tasting duties.

Duration:00:29:00

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP

10/3/2022
This week Susie and AJ are joined by drink's expert, Jane Peyton, to taste a selection of still waters. We currently drink 2.5 million litres of bottled water a year in the UK, but is it worth it? The trouble is, while Jane and AJ discuss the merits of each one, Susie just can't tell the difference at all. That is, until it comes to the famous 'Corporation Pop'.

Duration:00:28:52

FOR OLD TIMES’ SAKE

9/26/2022
AJ and Susie are joined by Jane Peyton the drinks expert this week to talk about Japanese sake wine made from rice. They all admit they know next to nothing about it, but Jane does explain about koji, the fungus that breaks down the rice starch into fermentable glucose. It influences the aroma and flavour apparently. They go in for a good old tasting of different sakes but realise they need to know much more about this mysterious drink.

Duration:00:28:54

TIMO BOULDT OF GOUSTO DELIVERS

9/12/2022
Ultra convenience and almost zero food waste, is this the food solution that has supermarkets on the run? Ollie Lloyd and Susie talk to Timo Boldt from Gousto. He started his company ten years ago and has been offering an alternative to the supermarket ever since then. Customers can choose from a huge selection of online recipes, then the ingredients (in the correct amount) appear on their doorstep ready to cook. As well as offering high levels of personalisation, this could be the ultimate...

Duration:00:28:57

WHAT’S BEST - RADIO, TIKTOK OR POSTER ADVERTISING?

9/5/2022
There are now so many media channels to choose from that it's really hard to work out where to get the most bang for your buck. Media expert Emma Liddiard of Global explains how to plan a media campaign and Henry Jeffreys the food writer tells Susie and AJ how to get your press release noticed.

Duration:00:28:28

SHOULD YOU USE DONALD TRUMP AS YOUR BRAND AMBASSADOR?

8/29/2022
Using AJ's knowledge of PR and marketing and Robyn Simms experience at Square Root Soda, Susie wants to understand the pros and cons of using a brand ambassador to promote your foodie product. Should you use a brand ambassador such as Donald Trump, Gary Lineker or Wallace and Gromit or hire an influencer?

Duration:00:28:58

HOW TO FUEL YOUR GYM SESSION

8/22/2022
Susie always does it, but AJ doesn't always have the time. Yes, we're talking about the importance of breakfast and why you must top up your protein every day. But can good nutritious snacking help your gym session or sporting performance? Scott Chassels of Fuel10k and Susan Gafsen of Pep & Lekker are on hand to give us some advice.

Duration:00:28:59

MEATY BEEFY BRITISH SNACKS

8/15/2022
Susie and AJ go paleo and tuck into pork scratchings and beef jerky. Founders Nick Coleman of Snaffling Pig and Will Yates of Billy Franks explain how they make the traditional high protein meaty snacks and discover that pork scratchings are quite possibly the oldest snack on earth.

Duration:00:28:55

THE MASTERCHEF EDITION

8/8/2022
Philli Armitage-Mattin is a Masterchef finalist and famous for her love of Asian flavours. She invited Susie and AJ to her new pop up venture at the Intercontinental in London's poshest address, Park Lane, right in the middle of Mayfair. We also revisit Susie's interview with the lovely Anna Haugh of Myrtle restaurant in Chelsea who is about to take over from Monica Galetti on MasterChef: The Professionals.

Duration:00:28:59

CHILD LABOUR IN THE CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY

8/1/2022
Susie and AJ are somewhat shocked by the contents of the programme this week and you might find it unsettling too. Ben Greensmith of Tony's Chocolonely uncovers the dreadful world of child slave labour in the chocolate industry and why we should be asking some difficult questions of the major chocolate brands in the UK.

Duration:00:27:57

BEING THE ’GOOD GUY’ IS GOOD BUSINESS

7/25/2022
Susie and AJ don't really know what a B Corp is, but they know that more and more consumers want to know where their food comes from and that it is being sourced and made responsibly. Enter Guy Tullberg of Tracklements and Jonathan Parker of Foodari who can both demonstrate why sustainability and good ethical practices make good business sense.

Duration:00:28:19

IS THE MICROWAVE A RELIC FROM THE 1970’S?

7/18/2022
Is the microwave a relic from the 1970s or can it still be used to create a nutritious meal for the whole family? Nicci Clark of Re:Nourish explains to Susie and AJ how she has embraced the much maligned 'convenience' sector to create one of the most convenient products yet invented.

Duration:00:27:50