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Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears.

Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears.
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Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears.

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Episodes

Ep139: The Pratfall Effect |Featuring The Wine Show's Joe Fattorini

5/21/2018
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First up, why in all hell did Nosferatu have long fingers? Secondly, what actually is missionary work? Huge questions posed this week by medium sized men, both in brain size and in bodily...bulk. Amidst the usual TKIOF ballyhoo there is genuine drama this week as Sam's wife takes a break from buying garbage on Gumtree to save a choking child, James has zero service at a beloved London restaurant and this week's guest reveals exactly what happens when you defrost a mouse in a...

Duration:01:36:14

Ep138: Mutton Pellets | Featuring Radio One's Chris Stark

5/14/2018
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James and Sam are this week joined, via human contact within the same room on a little place I like to call Planet Earth, by another homo sapiens type creature. This one goes by many names but for the purposes of this podcast we shall know him by his actual name, Chris Stark! Chris dishes many tonnes of dirt on life at Radio One, studying politics, his infamous Mila Kunis interview and his new found love for cooking. Before that, James continues to lower the bar when it comes to parenting...

Duration:01:40:30

Ep137: Nugget Of Necessity

5/7/2018
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It's duo week on TKIOF in that there are only two people mouthspeaking. Those two people are James and Sam. You know them. You like them very much. You'll also like hearing them breathing in air and spewing out wise thoughts and unwise idiocy. Examples this week include Sam telling a Spanish lady his name is Elias, James cooking a turbot on Jersey and the pair of them being very unsure as to how radar works. Sam has taken a liking to Sundays, James plays hardball with a gym membership...

Duration:01:05:34

Ep136: The Georgian Toastmaster | Featuring food writer and author Olia Hercules

4/30/2018
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Wames Wamsden and Wam Werlihy begin this weeks waffle with many words (once again) upon one of their favourite topics, the films and general vibe of Christopher Nolan. Keeping it filmic they go on to talk nonsense about Bladerunner and talk respectfully about the passing of director Milos Forman. They discuss their recent evening cooking at Magpie, James tries to convince Sam that the Earth is flat and Sam tries to convince James that coffins can move of their own spooky accord, in a...

Duration:01:49:10

Ep135: Peach, Sardine, White Rabbit | Featuring food writer and author Diana Henry

4/23/2018
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This week James and Sam are joined by beloved cookbook author and all knowing cookery sage Diana Henry. This three-mouthed babble machine trades chat based blows about pizza ovens, River Cottage and The Sportsman. Diana spills the beans on her trip to White Rabbit restaurant in Moscow and Sam and James dish on how they come up with dishes at Pidgin. See? They dish on dishes. Wonderful. Furthermore, James says broadcast again and they all discuss the language of food, Gabrielle Hamilton...

Duration:01:32:09

Ep134: Shaggy And The Stew | Featuring Q Magazine Deputy Editor Niall Doherty

4/16/2018
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Rejoice all those who hate Sam and his awful nasal voice. his microphone broke halfway through the recording. The good news is he’s a lot quieter than normal, the bad is that in order to get him even somewhat audible the sound quality is not perfect. Humble apologies, hopefully it won’t affect your enjoyment too much, a few sound issues are a small price to pay to hear this week’s guest…. It’s episode one hundred and thirty four and Deputy Editor of @qmagazine Niall Doherty is here....

Duration:01:33:07

Ep133: Sporty Chaps | Featuring Eater London Editor Adam Coghlan

4/9/2018
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Welcome all to episode one hundred and thirty three of what many people call their absolute favourite thing in their entire lives, TKIOF. This one is the very opposite of short, in that it’s long. However, unlike massive snakes, this is long for a reason. The TickyOff Boyz are joined this week by Adam Coghlan, editor of Eater London, natty dresser and would be flaneur. Before he shows, James and Sam discuss Harold Shipman, Sixpence None The Richer and Calabrian sausage lahmacun. James...

Duration:01:27:50

Ep132: Messing With The Fabric | Featuring Victor Garvey

4/3/2018
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The tension is high, the tide is high, Sam and James may be high. Anyway Adam from Eater is once more running scared (until next week anyway) so Victor Garvey of Rambla restaurant fame steps in to yap it up with the TKIOF-Bozo-Corps upon such topics as Noma, El Bulli, fizzy sangria, paella and the price of snails. Prior to Victor's arrival, James tells all about a delightful time he once had and also visits new Shoreditch restaurant, Leeroy, where he is defeated by a giant gland. Sam says...

Duration:00:59:35

Ep131: Struck By A Nugget With MiMi Aye

3/26/2018
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"Are you going to Scarborough Fair?" they sang. No we are not, we are going to a kitchen that just so happens to be on fire. Also, just FYI, we are not keen on twee folk music and thyme can be an overpowering herb. This week The Boardroom has been left behind for a new spot in The Office. Sam has cooked some braciole while James's Dad cooked a foul soup. James himself drove North with no quarter given to the MiniBeast From The East, all to eat the aforementioned grim soupy treat. Some...

Duration:01:30:03

Ep130: Helicoptering With Tim Hayward

3/19/2018
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Things get meaty, things get beaty, things gets big and you are damn right that things get bouncy this week when Tim Hayward (The Financial Times, Fitzbillies, books, beards etc) shows up to start spewing chat all over The Boardroom like a busted fire hydrant of food based words and sentences. There's dirty car chat. There is accountancy chat. James has a big night out and test drives a Volvo. Sam puts food focused magazines out of business and Tim gets pretty much obscenely over-erotic...

Duration:01:21:34

Ep129: Michael Jackson

3/12/2018
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This week the TKIOF bozos make like the Andrex puppy, they go long...and strong. Yes it's a hefty old pod but worry not! This week George Reynolds makes his second appearance and is soon babbling all brook-like about hefty Alpine cuisine, Sabor, and The Araki. James is putting his fingers in a lamb's mouth, pining for Phillip Seymour Hoffman and getting deep into sexual awakenings. Sam googled Barron Trump, got bitten by his Nan and is on the hunt for an Irish passport. If that wasn't...

Duration:01:29:24

Ep128: Myths And Legends

3/5/2018
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Back in The Garret, back in the saddle, back in the habit, back to the future, backs to the wall etc. James and Sam hit up the big topics like an astonishing cross between Question Time and the first day of nursery school. Finger paints? We got 'em. A long discussion of childhood dentistry? No doubt. Someone's wet themselves? It's highly likely. Anyway this week there's a whole lot of spooky topics wafting around, from scarecrows to people mysteriously going up in flames. James's Dad can...

Duration:00:56:36

Ep127: Do You Even Like Eggs?

2/27/2018
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My my my, it's a podcast. Imagine that! Except you don't need to imagine it because it's here. Right here! Right now! Like a bad song by The Farm. Or was in Inspiral Carpets? Who knows, or indeed cares. Anyway, Jamsey and Samsey are yapping up a storm about gentrification, Nazis and Gary Lineker. The sad end of comedy duos? Covered. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? No doubt. Toothache? Oh yes indeedy do. There's also egg chat, James's kids and some deep thoughts about how one would wish to...

Duration:01:15:14

Ep126: These Boots Were Made For Boring

2/19/2018
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Jamesssss and Samsssss are up in The Garret and Sam's bride Abbie makes her debut upon the Ticky-Off. She's lovely, Sam is less so and James is James. You know, eating vegan, talking about it lots, breaking his nose lots, loving systems lots. 'Groundhog Day' creepy but liked 'Phantom Thread'. Sam is once more haunted by Davy Jones' Locker and they are both sad that Johann Johannsson has died. Sam takes a swing at Claude Bosi, Sat Bains and The Beastie Boys and James considers the wonder...

Duration:01:10:37

Ep125: Castlemania

2/12/2018
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It's episode one hundred and twenty five which means only one thing: it's the episode after episode one hundred and twenty four! Start with a cliffhanger like that and there's only one way to go, down. Down like a dated Chilean miner reference. The dumb dumb club are back in The Garret working on scripts for their debut sitcom 'Castlemania', discussing chem-sex and 'The Fugitive'. Sam cooked some meatballs, James over cooked a hunk of meat. There's a strange mix up between Richard Pryor...

Duration:00:48:24

Ep124: Toesucker! Live From The Coach

2/5/2018
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Two men things, Samuel and Jamesuel have flown The Garret and are instead holed up in the pretty swank surroundings of the private dining room at The Coach. They are joined this week by the mighty Matt Bright, who's partner/wife/person has birthed a human child in the recent past. Cowabunga! Human life! Chef of The Coach Henry Harris drops by to school this triple-dummy team on his new menu, sausages made of guts and a fiendish pub quiz involving biscuit crumbs. Elsewhere James goes to...

Duration:01:12:53

Ep123: It's A Shame About James

1/29/2018
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Funky purple dead person Prince once sang, in his hit single 'Get Off', about enjoying 23 positions in a one night stand. In this hit podcast ,'TKIOF', James and Sam provide at least 23 chat based positions. Wow, sensual and educational. This week James returns to The Garret after a holiday in Sri Lanka where he blew out some friendly folk, rolled around in a TukTuk, swam in a green pool and had a run in with a runner. In James's absence Sam has finally learned what 'natch' means,...

Duration:00:56:51

Ep122: Dead Man's Shoes

1/15/2018
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Our favourite two silly billies are back in The Garret and back on the chatbike, pedalling hard up a verdant hillside of....topics. This week they lay out their predictions for the year, involving celebrity deaths, cocaine scandals, and flapjack consumption. James makes a weird sauce, Sam survives a powercut in Waitrose and they nearly come to blows over how healthy one's life should be. In other yap wonders, they try and think of ten famous Belgians, consider whether George Reynolds...

Duration:00:54:36

Ep121: Sam Dies

1/8/2018
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Is this the end for one of these two idiots? Does the hairy monster one die? Tune in and find out. James and Sam are still banging on about New Year. They are also pondering on maintaining some childlike wonder, Hassidic Jews at Chinese buffets and gummy potatoes. James has begun the new year smug, Sam has begun it by quitting nicotine. James's mother throws out a perfectly good DVD player, or does she???? Sam ate a mini pie in a supermarket with his brother, or did he???? She didn't, he...

Duration:00:49:41

Ep120: Bane In A Plane

1/4/2018
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Stuff is talked about. There is an audio glitch thirty five minutes in. They do not know what The Rock is cooking. James fears intruders. Sam spent the day at Magpie. They talk a lot about films. Wow. This was fun.

Duration:00:46:45

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