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 ancestor, Thomas Cook or Cook of Norfolk as he was known, was one of the true heroes of British farming. Now the estate has brought his spirit of revolution to the millions of visitors who come to camp, walk or cycle around the vast estate, to show how conservation, farming and education can change the world.
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 wine producer, and Susy Atkins gives us a crib sheet on the best English sparkling wines. Plus, we get a Slice of Britain’s Best Home Cook judge Dan Doherty’s life and find out how the food team gets their ideas for all those recipes in delicious magazine.
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 in have been the building blocks of Riverford Organics, and why he still chooses to put the rarest and most unusual vegetables in those veg boxes.
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 to celebrate its 40th birthday next year. They also discuss the rise of the food podcast, and as our own delicious. team sets off across the country in search of potential Produce Award winners, Sheila talks about the role of awards in telling the stories of small producers to an increasingly food-aware audience.
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, Larder and we’re talking tea – with a difference. Plus food editor Jen Bedloe in the delicious. Test Kitchen and magazine editor, Karen Barnes tells us what’s in the May issue.
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 ideas about farming, forestry and educational projects – the legacy of its Edwardian owner, the American heiress Dorothy Elmhirst. Gilly Smith meets its CEO, Rhodri Samuel and TV's Urban Chef, Oliver Rowe who has been brought in to create food to match the philosophy.
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. http://www.disappearingdiningclub.co.uk/#
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 Eat a Peach to Gilly Smith. Find out how the menus she collected as a child became the inspiration for this, the most personal of her books to date and how it feels as she releases it to the world.
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 Spalletti Trivelli. We're breaking bread for Easter with Bread for Life, the flour that keeps on giving, and we discover chef, Theo Randall’s super power in his Slice of My Life. Plus, find out which rising star is having a rose-soaked brioche tested by the food team.
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 Nick Balfe at Salon in Brixton Market who's already signed up and the SRA’s Juliane Caillouette Noble, and (easily) persuades chef Theo Randall to sign up too.
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 produce. Gilly Smith meets its ambassador, the queen of Italian cooking, Valentina Harris, while charcutier, Sean Cannon tells us what’s cool in cold cuts. Food writer, Diana Henry tells us what makes an award winning food writer, and Thomasina Miers gives us a slice of her...
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 Gill, of Romy’s Kitchen Restaurant just outside Bristol. She’s not just part of the small community of top women chefs in Britain, but one of the very few Indian women running their own kitchens. Here she talks about the legacy of her family's cooking and how 'authentic' Indian cooking is just not the point.
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 restaurant, Murano to talk about the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 award, which we’ll hear about when the winner is announced in May. But in the centenary month of Votes for Women, she asked her how women are doing in the kitchens of Britain.
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 her Bluebell Farmhouse Kitchen in Sussex and has found an increase in demand for vegan cookery. Find out how to make eggless cake and pasta, and what salty store cupboard staple can take the place of Parmesan.