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From hoof to plate, seed to bottle - Derek Cooper and Sheila Dillon investigate how our food links with larger cultural, social and economic issues.

From hoof to plate, seed to bottle - Derek Cooper and Sheila Dillon investigate how our food links with larger cultural, social and economic issues.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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From hoof to plate, seed to bottle - Derek Cooper and Sheila Dillon investigate how our food links with larger cultural, social and economic issues.

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English


Episodes

The BBC Food & Farming Awards 2018: The Search Begins...

1/14/2018
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Where are the cooks changing the lives of their communities? Which food shops or markets make shopping a more unique experience? Who is making the UK a more delicious place through food and drink? Rick Stein, Giorgio Locatelli, Angela Hartnett, Yotam Ottolenghi and this year's head judge Andi Oliver join Sheila Dillon to launch 2018's search for the best in UK food, drink and farming; the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2018. Sheila celebrates the impact of previous award winners and reveals the...

Duration:00:28:12


Porridge

1/7/2018
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The sudden proliferation of porridge is there for all to see, across the country. Café chains like Pret, Starbucks, McDonalds; instant tubs on offer in your local supermarket; on the train, even. Sheila Dillon explores the current fashion for porridge, and meets the "porridge pioneers" who have ridden the sticky porridge wave and created booming porridge businesses. She eats breakfast with Alex Healy Hutchinson, founder of the Covent Garden porridge restaurant 26 Grains; she tours the...

Duration:00:28:13


The Champagne Underground

12/31/2017
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Champagne sceptic Dan Saladino travels to the French region in search of the mavericks of fizz. These wine producers are part of a movement that's causing many to re-evaluate the world's most celebrated bubbles. For many, including Dan, champagne is a drink purely of fun and celebration, a glass of bubbles most often enjoyed standing up; popping a cork has played a part in countless moments and memories of joy. But to others, it's also increasingly being treated as a serious wine, that as...

Duration:00:28:35


Sheila Dillon's Christmas Dinner

12/24/2017
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Sheila Dillon invites some special guests, friends old and new, to come and share a festive meal. Before they start to arrive, Nigel Slater drops by to help Sheila prepare. Each visitor will bring a dish, or a drink, that for them captures something unique of the flavours and spirit of the season. Knocking on Sheila's door are: Giorgio Locatelli, Angela Hartnett, Anna Jones, Pete Brown, Neil Borthwick and Yotam Ottolenghi. Presenter: Sheila Dillon Producer: Rich Ward.

Duration:00:28:28


The World's Most Popular Cheese: The Story of Cheddar

12/18/2017
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Dan Saladino reports on the past, present and future of what's thought to be the world's most widely produced and consumed cheese, Cheddar. Dan also meets producers who are trying to discover what cheddar might have tasted like more than a century ago, using some of the earliest known Cheddar recipes. Produced and presented by Dan Saladino.

Duration:00:28:12


Crisps

12/10/2017
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We have a national passion for crisps. Every week, on average, each person in Britain eats 4 bags of crisps - a staggering 240 million bags a week. This is a good moment to look more closely at crisps, since this year they celebrate their bicentenary. It's 200 years since the eccentric Dr William Kitchiner published "The Cook's Oracle", a best-seller in its day, with the first recorded crisps recipe. But quite what made them such a part of British life it's hard to say. In search of answers,...

Duration:00:28:19


Cookbooks of 2017

12/3/2017
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It's that time of year when Sheila Dillon and special guests take a close look at the food, cookery and drink books of 2017. Joining Sheila are the food writer Bee Wilson, and the Features Editor at the book trade magazine The Bookseller, Tom Tivnan. Expect tales of literature, simplicity, deliciousness... and a deep dive into the idea of 'comfort'. Presenter: Sheila Dillon Producer: Rich Ward.

Duration:00:35:44


Food on the Edge (A Food Story Mix-Tape)

11/27/2017
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Dan Saladino is at Food On The Edge, a gathering of people with food stories to tell; from a Black Panther breakfast to a chef convinced her emotions could be detected in her food. Held in Galway, the west of Ireland each year chef JP McMahon invites fellow cooks, chefs and restaurateurs to take to a stage and for 15 minutes share a food story of experience. Over two days more than 40 different stories from countries as diverse as Japan, Italy, Bolivia and Australia are told. Dan selects a...

Duration:00:28:34


Young and Vegan

11/19/2017
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The number of young people turning vegan is rising. Grace Dent meets some of the people opening vegan eateries and finds out how creatives are using social media to further the "vegangelical" cause. Grace goes to the Hackney Downs Vegan Market to speak to Jay Brave who argues that adopting a vegan diet is as much about personal autonomy and challenging the status quo as it is an ethical step. He delivers a few bars of 'Vegan Shut Up', his parody of Stormzy's 'Shut Up' released on World Vegan...

Duration:00:28:46


Catalonia

11/13/2017
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With Catalonia in the midst of a political crisis, Sheila Dillon travels to the region just as they self-declared independence and discovers how the spirit of the region and its people are very much reflected in their passion for food.

Duration:00:27:53


The Art of Fermentation - A Masterclass

11/4/2017
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Dan Saladino gets a practical masterclass with the world-renowned teacher and author of 'The Art of Fermentation' - Sandor Ellix Katz. Presenter: Dan Saladino Producer: Rich Ward.

Duration:00:28:35


More Problems with Poultry?

10/30/2017
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Following years of reporting on UK chicken scandals, Dan Saladino looks at investigations now underway by The Food Standards Agency and MPs into practices at supplier 2 Sisters.

Duration:00:27:59


How We Eat: 4. Eating as a Family

10/23/2017
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In this final programme of the series How We Eat, Sheila Dillon explores eating as a family, the reality and the myth. As working hours increase and with both parents working, it becomes more and more difficult to sit down together with the children for meals. Separate meals, often in front of the tv, are more the reality in Britain today. But in this programme Sheila meets two families who believe that there is nothing more important than eating together. The Parker family have two...

Duration:00:28:02


How We Eat: 3. Eating By The Rules

10/16/2017
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Increasing numbers of people in Britain seem to eat according to very clearly defined rules, from fashionable Clean Eaters to religious believers to professional sportspeople. In this third programme in the series How we Eat, Sheila Dillon talks to them about the rules they follow and why, sometimes, rules make life not only easier but more enjoyable. She meets vlogger Madeleine Shaw, an Instagram Star with 275,000 followers, whose 12-point eating philosophy includes the rule "Don't Eat...

Duration:00:28:07


How We Eat: 2. Eating with Strangers

10/9/2017
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What happens when you share a meal with strangers? What chemistry fizzes around the table, what bonds are formed, what happens next? In this programme Sheila Dillon talks to people who believe that eating with strangers is the greatest pleasure in life, and to people whose lives have been transformed by those meals. She visits the largest Sikh temple in Europe, where hundreds are fed every day for free, and hospitality to strangers is a sacred religious duty. She meets the woman who...

Duration:00:28:04


How We Eat: 1. Eating Alone

10/2/2017
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How we eat says so much about us. Where we come from, our family background, our feelings about our bodies even - our appetite for all kinds of pleasure... There was a time when how we eat was mostly about class, but whether you called it "tea" or "dinner" or "supper", there were still fixed conventions about when and where we ate, and what we ate. These days the certainties, the boundaries, have been broken up. How do we eat now? Well, differently, as this series reveals. This first...

Duration:00:27:56


The BBC Food & Farming Awards 2017

9/26/2017
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Sheila Dillon presents the highlights of this year's awards with Giorgio Locatelli

Duration:00:52:07


Future Food

9/18/2017
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Seaweed, hydroponics and seeds. Dan Saladino meets the 'Future Food' finalists in the 2017 BBC Food and Farming Awards, and asks what their stories tell us about the future of what, and how, we all eat. Presenter: Dan Saladino Producer: Rich Ward.

Duration:00:24:10


Zero Compromise: A (Georgian) Natural Wine Story.

9/11/2017
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Dan Saladino travels into the Caucasus in search of "zero compromise" natural wine makers. He finds them in Georgia, thought to be the birthplace of wine, and home of the qvevri.

Duration:00:36:30


Feast Like A Georgian: A Food Guide to The Caucuses.

9/3/2017
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Dan Saladino travels to a Georgia. considered to be an undiscovered food gem. Food writer Carla Capalbo, author of Tasting Georgia, guides Dan through a supra, a traditional feast. Produced and presented by Dan Saladino.

Duration:00:28:36

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