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Flavour is a fortnightly show dedicated to food and drink produced and enjoyed in and around Cambridge.

Flavour is a fortnightly show dedicated to food and drink produced and enjoyed in and around Cambridge.
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Flavour is a fortnightly show dedicated to food and drink produced and enjoyed in and around Cambridge.






Flavour: Great British Bake Off

Today we go From Root to Shoot, discovering the hidden wonders of the parts of plants we don’t normally eat. As this year’s Great British Bake Off ends, Dr Sue Bailey talks about her role in it. There’s another popup coming this month, chef Rosie Sykes explains. Stem and Glory is moving to King Street, […]

Duration: 00:42:06

Flavour: Tim Hayward

Tim Hayward, and publisher Sarah Lavelle, talk about his forthcoming book. We find out about the amazing range of apples at Bushel Box Farm in Willingham, Chef Jamie Burton has a pop up at Fitzbillies next week, he talks about what’s on the menu and Alice Archer looks at Madeira wines. Presented by Matt Bentman, […]

Duration: 01:00:09

Flavour: Afternoon Tease

Jo Kruczynska of Afternoon Tease tells us about her decision to close the café; we hear about the local restaurant where Sonia Gandhi was a waitress; Rosie Sykes of Pint Shop talks about her new book, published this week; how the Red Poll cattle came to be on Cambridge’s meadows and Dave Fox from Trumpington […]

Duration: 01:01:58

Flavour: Food Waste

This edition investigates food waste and discovers how local food providers and the voluntary sector are working to reduce it. We also find that plastic wrapping is an unexpected ally, though it brings its own problems. Plus, what’s on the new menu at The Pint Shop, the opening of Salt Pig and Cambridge Gourmet Grill. […]

Duration: 00:45:41

Flavour: Giovanna Ryan

Masterchef 2017 finalist Giovanna Ryan talks to Flavour about her life in cooking on and off the show, ahead of weekend residencies at the Cambridge Cookery School. Do you remember the Award winning Pavitt’s Pies? Local pie maker Carri Pavitt returns for a (brief) encore! We explore Aperitivo with Maurizio Dining; a new Italian aperitivo […]

Duration: 00:45:49

Flavour: Chlorine-washed Chicken

We may be eating chlorine-washed chicken soon, what other changes may there be in the meat on sale in UK after Brexit? The Locker is now open in King Street, we check it out along with Taj Tandoori in Cherry Hinton Road. There’s a Greek-themed evening coming up at Robinson College, we find out what’s […]

Duration: 01:07:58

Flavour: Patisserie Dulcedo

Matt Bentman visits brand new Patisserie Dulcedo on Hills Road, and four local photographers take him through their lives of snapping delectable edibles from around the city. With lettuce seeds at the ready Dave Fox heads to the Trumpington allotments with Flavour as they look ahead to some autumn planting. Meanwhile Cambridge-based companies Agrumia & […]

Duration: 01:09:12

Flavour: Lagona

Flavour celebrates ten years of Cambridge Wine Merchants, visits Lagona (pictured) the Lebanese restaurant in Mill Road, enjoys some Valencian food on the market, finds out what Cambridge people’s favourite summer fruit is and discover what goes well with blackberries. There’s also expert guidance on how to photograph food as well as the latest Cambridge […]

Duration: 01:01:06

Flavour: The Locker

A new venue and a new menu. The Locker, is about to open on King Street, we bring you the details and the new menu at Hot Numbers includes bagels like you’ve never seen before. We also learn who put the saffron in Saffron Walden, why there was a foodie flight from Cambridge to Oxford […]

Duration: 01:10:14

Flavour: 10th Anniversary

Flavour celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a look back to presenters and features past. The programme also features a wine & tapas evening, a review of the latest cookbooks to hit the shelves, rose wine with Alice Archer and the humble apricot with Nazima Pathan. Presented by Matt Bentman, Alan Alder and Rosie Applin.

Duration: 00:56:50

Flavour: Clowns Cafe

The food magazine includes a tribute to Clowns cafe which has closed after 30 years trading on King Street. Brexit negotiations have begun, but what do Cambridge’s food and drink independents make of it? We ask them. Restaurant 22 is one of Cambridge’s most highly-rated restaurants; we check it out. Tine Roche reviews a kitchen gadget […]

Duration: 00:47:19

Flavour: Chinese Cafe-Bakery

Alan Alder and Matt Bentman feature a new Chinese cafe-bakery with a fascinating menu and also chat with popular street-food providers Kura Kura about their Sri Lankan dishes. Nazima Pathan of Franglais Kitchen returns to give us some food pairing ideas and Dave Fox from Trumpington Allotments tells us how to overcome the problems currently […]

Duration: 01:00:17

Flavour: Inder’s Kitchen closes

Inder Bull from Inder’s Kitchen gives an exclusive interview on why the business had to close. We learn about unusual food pairings, why they work and where the home cook can get ideas from. There’s a new cider maker in town: we meet Rampant Meerkat Press. We wonder if Robinson College’s Korean Food Night is […]

Duration: 00:37:47

Flavour: Bustaurante

In this edition: the pub chef specialising in foraged and local food; current research into new flavours and textures; a preview of La Latina Bustaurante, the double decker bus that hits the road next month; Bill Sewell owner of Michaelhouse Café on his new food book; being with bees: what it’s like getting close to […]

Duration: 01:12:13

Flavour: Jack’s Gelato & the Rural Coffee Project

Jack’s Gelato ice cream parlour opens. Hear the story behind it and what flavours are coming this year. We also discover an excellent new source of Punjabi curries, and our search for good bread takes us to the White Cottage Bakery. We also visit The Baking Jin whose orient-inspired cakes are superb. All that plus […]

Duration: 01:12:20

Flavour: Hans Schweitzer

The food magazine speaks with Hans Schweitzer, who tells us what’s on the menu at Cotto and his experience of cooking for Pavarotti, Muhammad Ali (in his hotel bedroom) and providing the Queen with a cup of tea. Alison McTaggart updates us on her artisan bakery. We get the lowdown on coffee: origins, roasting, composition. […]

Duration: 01:13:11

Flavour: Making more of Fish

As an island nation, shouldn’t we be making more of the different fish in our waters? Inder’s Kitchen celebrates the ubiquity of curry with World Curry Nights, Stella Periera on her latest supper club gathering. We’ve the lowdown on the newest Patisserie in town; Maison Clement and the latest from Vegan cafe Stem & Glory. […]

Duration: 01:05:55

Flavour: Chilli Sauce at Cambridge Cheese Company

Today we discover a chilli sauce that’s so hot no-one has ever been back for a second bottle, that’s at Cambridge Cheese Company. We visit the new cafe-bakery near the station, and a fermented green tea company. We find out what Cambridge residents have given up consuming for Lent, keep up-to-date with developments at the […]

Duration: 01:08:13

Flavour: Cambridge Foodies on TV

Two local foodies explain how their interest in food led to TV appearances: Ozzy Beck talks about his forthcoming appearance in BBC One’s Yes Chef and Jo Christy (Miss Sue Flay) explains how her food blog led to TV and also to setting up her own company. Kitchen utensils? Tine Roche on why just saying […]

Duration: 00:57:04

Flavour: Foodpark returns & Radmore Farm Shop moves

News from Foodpark as it makes a welcome return from its winter break, a new vegan bakery, kitchen gadget advice, Radmore Farm Shop on the move, Spanish wines. Plus lots of Cambridge food and drink news. Presented by Matt Bentman and Alan Alder.

Duration: 01:09:39

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