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

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.


Extra Portion at The Disappearing Dining Club

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

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.


Episode 25: The one about spring in Italy

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.


Extra Portion: The Midlife Kitchen

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.


Extra Portion: Mildred's Vegan

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.


Extra Portion: #OnePlanetPlate

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.


Episode 24: The one about awards season

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...


Extra Portion with Romy Gill CBE

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.


Extra Portion: Angela Hartnett on Women in the Kitchen

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.


Vegan cookery course

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.


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

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 Italian meat and dairy to find out what they think about the Compassion report which revealed the low welfare conditions of the cows in the Parmigiano Reggiano area of Italy.


The February Episode

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 World Farming with the man who found the story, Philip Lymbery. We’ve got our usual tales from the producer, plus a slice of life with delicious columnist, Kay Plunkett-Hogge and more recipes from the delicious test kitchen.


Extra Portion: Gaz Oakley, the Avant-garde Vegan

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 health and animal welfare. His book Vegan 100 is out this month.


Extra Portion: RIver Cottage's Steven Lamb

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 series, and how cheese-makers are rebranding bacteria as the new hero of British artisan food.


Extra Portion: Dawn French

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 cooking with confidence and how her men have always been the cooks in her kitchen.


The New Year Episode

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 series, Delicious, and social media star, Clerkenwell Boy gives us a Slice of His Life. Plus: River Cottage's Steven Lamb talks about his new book Cheese and Dairy, we visit Trenchmore Farm in Sussex to find out what chefs look for from their high welfare meat, and we pop into...


Extra Portion: Jamie Oliver

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 visions on what it could do take to change areas of the food industry, to make it fairer for all. And as you might imagine, the pod does contain some mild swearing.


Extra Portion: Nigella Lawson

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 Wednesdays on BBC2 at 8pm.


Extra Portion: Andi Oliver

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 own restaurant Andi’s. Here’s the rest of that interview in which she talks about her music career, parties, politics … and how a better food culture has relaxed the British stiff upper lip. Warning, does contain some swearing.


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