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Pen Vogler

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An Interview with Pen Vogler - Breakfast Through the Ages

The Delicious Legacy

Just before the Christmas break, I had the chance to interview -via the magic of the internet- Pen Vogler: author of "Dinner with Mr Darcy" and "Dinner with Dickens" who also had curated the exhibition "Food Glorious Food" at the Charles Dickens Museum. She edited Penguin's Great Food series, writes and reviews on food history for the press and has recreated recipes from the past for BBC Television.On this episode though, we actually chat about her latest book "Scoff" which is a history of food and class in UK through the ages. Her title, Scoff, plays on two meanings, the first being to chow down and fill your boots with whatever good things come your way, while the second means to mock or negate another person’s way of life – their taste, in other words!So together we trawl through history and find out why breakfast is crucial mean, what is an important and healthy breakfast, and of course what does it say about your status and your standing in society; what is the most breakfasty breakfast food you should eat?Of course we explore some recipes, and some delicious ideas for breakfast or brunch (ever so fancy and trendy!) and get deeper into fads and fashionable things, how they change though history and what is -or not- nutritious for you. Needless to say we both hate, and scoff in the notion of cereals for breakfast! Yet we must endure their presence; they are so ubiquitous everywhere we turn! Oh the irony!Happy listening!The Delicious LegacyMusic by Pavlos Kapralos. Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgAonk4-uVhXXjKSF-Nz1AThanks to Maltby and Greek for sponsoring this episode! Check how you can get your 15% discount!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-delicious-legacy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. If you love to time-travel through food and history why not join us at https://plus.acast.com/s/the-delicious-legacy.

39mins

17 Jan 2022

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Pen Vogler: Scoff

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

This week Gilly Smith talks British food and class with food historian, Pen Vogler in a romp through etiquette and faux pas, dysfunction and obsession around food in her new book, Scoff. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

30mins

11 Feb 2021

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Pen Vogler: A Christmas Feast

Travels Through Time

In this indulgent Christmas Special with the author Pen Vogler, we forego the tradition of our usual format and opt to roam freely across the centuries. Instead of looking at one year in isolation, we examine one single day. That, of course, is the brightest, bonniest, most edacious date in all the Christian calendar: 25 December. Pen Vogler is the author of the expertly researched, Scoff, A History of Food and Class in Britain, A multiple book of the year, Scoff has been described by Jay Rayner as 'A brilliant romp of a book that gets to the very heart of who we think we are, one delicious dish at a time.' For much, much more (and the chance to win some books!), head to our website: tttpodcast.comShow notesScene One: Christmas, 1524 Scene Two: Christmas, 1660s Scene Three: Christmas, 1843 Memento: Samuel Pepys’s Venison Pasty***People/SocialPresenter: Peter Moore Interview: Violet Moller Guest: Pen Vogler Production: Maria Nolan Podcast partner: Colorgraph Follow us on Twitter: @tttpodcast_ Or on Facebook

49mins

15 Dec 2020

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Table Talk: with Pen Vogler

Best of the Spectator

Pen Vogler is the author of Scoff, which describes the history of food in the British class system. On the podcast, she tells Lara and Liv about being vegetarian for a year, eating at Oxford colleges in the 1980s, and why avocados are so popular. Table Talk is a series of podcasts where Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts talk to celebrity guests about their life story, through the food and drink that has come to define it. Listen to past episodes here.

25mins

1 Dec 2020

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With Pen Vogler

Table Talk

Pen Vogler is the author of Scoff, which describes the history of food in the British class system. On the podcast, she tells Lara and Liv about being vegetarian for a year, eating at Oxford colleges in the 1980s, and why avocados are so popular.

25mins

1 Dec 2020