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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.

Duration: 00:14:10

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.

Duration: 00:15:48

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.

Duration: 00:09:54

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...

Duration: 00:27:52

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.

Duration: 00:23:28

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.

Duration: 00:25:51

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.

Duration: 00:09:18

Extra Portion: An Eating out Guide to Brussels

Andreea Gulacsi is the blogger behind - the word on the best of Brussels food and drink. Check out her blog on on Christmas markets in Brussels, but here she gives Gilly Smith the lowdown on where to eat and drink in the Belgian capital.

Duration: 00:05:29

The Christmas Episode

This month on the delicious. podcast, we're getting in the festive spirit with Nadine Levy Redzepi on cooking Christmas lunch for the world's number one chef, and we've got Christmas tips from the delicious. food team. We find out about the autism-friendly restaurant that makes eating out possible for families with special needs. Plus we meet the cows ploughing a new furrow in high welfare British beef and find out how 96 year-old Bob Lowe has become a community champion for loneliness at...

Duration: 00:24:29

Extra Portion with the Pizza Pilgrims

This week Gilly Smith shares a pizza with Thom and James Eliot, brothers, business partners and pizza pilgrims who quite literally drew their dream job on a piece of paper in the pub – to make real Neapolitan pizza.

Duration: 00:10:48

Extra Portion with Clerkenwell Boy

This week, Gilly Smith talks to social media superstar, Clerkenwell Boy on Instagram, influence and #CookforSyria

Duration: 00:09:20

Extra Portion with Thomasina Miers

This week, Gilly Smith talks to Thomasina Miers, food writer and founder of Mexican restaurant chain, Wahaca about The Day of the Dead.

Duration: 00:13:12

Episode 20: The Nigella Episode

This month, we're in Nigella's very own kitchen with stories about her fabulous new book and TV series At My Table. Plus Jimmy Doherty on a 'who knew?' tour of Britain's favourite fish 'n' chip vinegar, Sarsons, why 'Mob grazing' in egg production could save the planet and chef and food writer, Allegra McEvedy on why losing her mother's favourite recipe inspired the wallpaper at her restaurant, Albertine.

Duration: 00:26:15

Extra Portion with Great British Bake Off's Benjamina Ebuehi

This week, we meet Benjamina Ebuehi from BBC's last series of Bake Off who’s been exploring her African heritage by teaching Ghanaian children to bake as part of Compassion’s World Food Day. You can read all about her trip on the blog at, but here Gilly Smith talks to her about life after Bake Off and being a person of colour in Telly's kitchen.

Duration: 00:08:59

Extra Portion: Behind the scenes of social media queen, Felicity Spector

More from the world of delicious. magazine. This week Gilly Smith meets up with 'food influencer' Felicity Spector to get some tips on the hottest new places to eat. Check out Felicity's blog on

Duration: 00:06:00

Extra Portion with butcher, Lew Howard

With the delicious.Produce Awards all over the magazine this month, we're celebrating the best of British food this week with Sussex family butcher, Lew Howard. Lew has been in the business for decades, and has been witness to an enormous change in British food culture. Here he talks about high welfare meat, the family business and how a bit of banter makes all the difference to your shopping.

Duration: 00:10:24

Episode 19: The October Podcast

This month, it's all about superlatives in British food, with the winners of the delicious. Produce Awards and chef Philip Howard on British Food Fortnight. Plus: award-winning food writer, Olia Hercules on her allotment adventures, and Raymond Blanc and Candice Brown at the Races.

Duration: 00:23:00

Extra Portion: Lucas Hollweg on British produce

Ahead of next week's delicious. Produce Awards podcast special, food writer and dPA judge, Lucas Hollweg tells Gilly Smith why we need the awards… and how he thinks British food got to be so good.

Duration: 00:05:29

Extra Portion: Rebecca Sullivan and Adam Simmonds

This week we meet Australian food writer and author of 'The Art of The Natural Home', Rebecca Sullivan who will be at the Abergavenny Food Festival this weekend for a masterclass on Forgotten Skills. Gilly Smith met her with Great British Menu chef Adam Simmonds at the Test Kitchen in Soho to find out what chefs can do with their juice pulp and coffee grinds.

Duration: 00:07:09

Extra Portion: The F.E.A.S.T Project

This week we're team building with The F.E.A.S.T Project which uses hunter gatherer skills on Exmoor to bring busy people back to earth.

Duration: 00:06:24

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