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Andre Simon Awards Shortlist: Rachel Roddy

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

The second in a special series in conjunction with the Andre Simon Awards 2021 .Each week, we'll start with an appraisal of each shortlisted author by this year's food assessor, the award winning Nigerian author, Yemisi Aribisala. Her book Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex, and the Nigerian Taste Buds, which won the John Avery Award in the Andre Simons in 2016, uses Nigerian food as an entry point to think more deeply and understand culture and society. This week, Yemisi describes the storytelling style, rigour and 'good heartedness' that defines Guardian food columnist Rachel Roddy's work, and her latest book, The A-Z of Pasta: Stories, Shares, Sauces, Recipes, before we return to Rome during Lockdown when Gilly and Rachel first met.You can also find CTB on Food FM, the online radio station and global podcast platform which aims to change the world through food.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

40mins

10 Feb 2022

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RACHEL RODDY

TWICE UPON A TIME (with Janet Ellis)

Food writer and author Rachel Roddy chooses 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' by Judith Kerr, first published in 1968.More about the author:Having eventually arrived in England as refugees from Germany during the Second World War, both Kerr and her brother made their homes in Britain and all her family took British citizenship after the end of the war. Her London settings can seem quintessentially British, offering an intimate portrait of 1960s London. But her own childhood was marked by constant movement and upheaval, as well as a need to learn new languages, fleeing Germany for Switzerland, France and finally England, where her family lived in impoverished conditions for a number of years in cheap London hotels, often relying on the kindness of friends and connections to survive from week to week.Twice Upon A Time is presented by Janet EllisThe producer is Caroline RaphaelRecording and editing by John Wakefield and Diggory WaiteThe Executive Producer is Claire BroughtonFind us at @twiceuponpodstagram for pictures of the books chosen and more from our guests. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

37mins

11 Jan 2022

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Massimo Montanari and Rachel Roddy: A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

London Review Bookshop Podcast

What could be simpler than a dish of pasta with tomato sauce? According to food historian Massimo Montanari’s latest book A Short History of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce (Europa), quite a lot. Montanari was in discussion with food writer Rachel Roddy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

54mins

2 Dec 2021

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Table Talk: With Rachel Roddy

Best of the Spectator

Rachel Roddy is an author and food writer based in Rome. She has written for several publications, including the Financial Times, the Telegraph, Food and Wine, The Spectator, and has a weekly column in the Guardian. On the podcast, Rachel talks to Lara and Liv about growing up in Hertfordshire, coping with an eating disorder, why she chose to move to Italy and life under lockdown there over the past 18 months. Her latest book, An A to Z of Pasta, is available to buy now.

30mins

26 Oct 2021

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With Rachel Roddy

Table Talk

Rachel Roddy is an author and food writer based in Rome. She has written for several publications, including the Financial Times, the Telegraph, Food and Wine, The Spectator, and has a weekly column in the Guardian. On the podcast, Rachel talks to Lara and Liv about growing up in Hertfordshire, coping with an eating disorder, why she chose to move to Italy and life under lockdown there over the past 18 months. Her latest book, An A to Z of Pasta, is available to buy now.

30mins

26 Oct 2021

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Rachel Roddy: An A–Z of Pasta

Eat This Podcast

Rachel Roddy had no intention of producing an encyclopaedia of pasta. Her book is more informative than that, and more readable.

23mins

25 Oct 2021

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Rachel Roddy: The A-Z of Pasta

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

This week, Gilly Smith Zooms to Rome to talk about the the jigsaw puzzle of pasta shapes that make Italy what it is for Guardian food columnist and multi award winning author, Rachel Roddy.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

37mins

8 Jul 2021

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The L.O.R. Podcast with Rachel Roddy, The effortless food writer

The L.O.R. Podcast

Rachel Roddy has this effortless way of writing about food. She's engaging and fun and honest, no filters, no bullshit. In a world saturated by social media, Rachel writes and works honestly. The author of two already published books, and her third coming out in July, she is also a real history nerd when it comes to the subject of food. In our chat we talked all about being an expat in her home of Rome, what social media is good and bad for and the Italian dining scene. If you don't want to get on a plane to Italy after this, I don't know what will. 

36mins

4 Jun 2021

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7. Rachel Roddy

A Cook's Library

Both of the books by Rachel Roddy, Five Quarters: Recipes and Notes from a Kitchen in Rome and Two Kitchens: 120 Family Recipes from Sicily and Rome are essential reads. This episode Rachel Roddy talks about another essential cookbook for all Italian bookshelves, Le Ricette Regionali Italiane by Anna Gosetti della Salda. The regional textbook to trump all. Rachel's third book, An A-Z of Pasta: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes, is out this summer. The blurb on the cover by Simon Hopkinson reads "I want to live under her kitchen table..." Me too, Simon. Follow Rachel Roddy on Instagram: @rachelaliceroddy Read Rachel's Guardian Column: "A Kitchen in Rome" Follow Will Stewart on Instagram: @willstewie Follow A Cook's Library on Instagram: @acookslibrary Tu connais Babar by Mocke is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

20 Apr 2021

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Ep241: Tongue Sandwich | Featuring writer and cookbook author Rachel Roddy

The Kitchen Is On Fire

This episode of TickyOff features food writer and cookbook author Rachel Roddy Zooming in from Rome. Rachel has just had her first restaurant meal post-lockdown, explains all about a pet tortoise called Secret Agent and seemingly suggests that all Romans ever eat is tongue. Rachel also describes growing up in her Grandmother’s pub, a delightful town in Sicily famous for its oil refinery and discusses the similarities between Roman and British cuisine. Before Rachel roams in from Rome, James has visited yet another weird woodland with his kids, bought a load of cheap Budweiser and coughed in a shop. Which people loved. Sam meanwhile has visited a post office and learned from Barbara Cartland that he really should start eating honey. There’s also time for great beer-based scenes in movies, a briefly fashionable blue cheese and Rachel pretty much trolls The TickyOff Two by bringing up Magpie. This episode is sponsored by wine hive dropwine.co.uk

47mins

29 May 2020

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