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We invite you all to join our food talks; they are held at Honey and Spice in front of a small group of guests. The people we admire from the food world come over – cooks, waiters, makers, writers, drinkers, thinkers – we have something to eat, a glass of wine and they tell us their story of making a life in food.

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We invite you all to join our food talks; they are held at Honey and Spice in front of a small group of guests. The people we admire from the food world come over – cooks, waiters, makers, writers, drinkers, thinkers – we have something to eat, a glass of wine and they tell us their story of making a life in food.

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Obsessed!

By Tinabean_ - Jun 11 2019
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I was super lucky to stay at an air bnb in London in the same building as Honey & Co. We arrived into London famished and went there for a delicious lunch and enjoyed watching the restaurant start serving afternoon tea. When I heard they had a podcast I signed up right away. It has introduced me to so many wonderful people passionate about food, food production, cooking, and living their life with passion. I look forward to it every week. Very inspirational. Thank you so much.

Interesting and educational

By shekana - Jan 07 2019
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Your cookbook was given to me as a gift. It brings me such inspiration! I have been cooking most of my life for family and I get a bit un creative. Your book, and now your fascinating and friendly podcasts have put a kick in my culinary step. Thank you!!

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
2
3
0
1

Obsessed!

By Tinabean_ - Jun 11 2019
Read more
I was super lucky to stay at an air bnb in London in the same building as Honey & Co. We arrived into London famished and went there for a delicious lunch and enjoyed watching the restaurant start serving afternoon tea. When I heard they had a podcast I signed up right away. It has introduced me to so many wonderful people passionate about food, food production, cooking, and living their life with passion. I look forward to it every week. Very inspirational. Thank you so much.

Interesting and educational

By shekana - Jan 07 2019
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Your cookbook was given to me as a gift. It brings me such inspiration! I have been cooking most of my life for family and I get a bit un creative. Your book, and now your fascinating and friendly podcasts have put a kick in my culinary step. Thank you!!
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Honey and Co: The Food Talks

Latest release on Mar 08, 2020

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Who Run The World? The Women of Honey & Co

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It’s International Women’s Day!

To celebrate this glorious day we have one very special episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating inspiring Women In Food.

Today’s episode features the most important and inspirational women in our lives, the women running Honey & Co! We like to say that every day is women’s day at Honey & Co and in this episode we chat to some of the women working in the kitchens, on front of house and behind the scenes to make it that way.

For one week only, our roving reporter and fearless leader Sarit Packer had a walk around Fitzrovia to chat to the team about why they love their lives in food: from the joy of leaving behind 9-5 clock watching, to the buzz of running a busy service; from the satisfaction of knowing everything about your regulars to the happiness of waking up every morning go to a job that you love... and of course the absolutely delicious food! We also talked candidly about past experiences juggling childcare and the perception that as a woman you must choose family or career, we shared experiences working in macho establishments in the past and talked about how this is changing in the industry.

We are so, so proud of the strong and happy female-led company we have created and the nurturing and progressive atmosphere that comes with this. We hope this episode will give a special insight into the world of hospitality and Honey & Co and inspire lots more women to come join us.

Hope you enjoy!

This is the last episode in our Who Run The World? Women in Food Season. Be sure to catch up on previous episodes with:

Fay Maschler

Darina Allen

Romy Gill

Lisa Markwell

Sheila Dillon

Claudia Roden

Andi Oliver

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 

Instagram: @honeyandco 

Find out more about the podcast here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Producer: Miranda Hinkley

Manager: Louisa Cornford

Vocals: Kristine Kruz

Mar 08 2020

24mins

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Who Run The World? Fay Maschler

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This is the seventh episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.

Today's guest is Fay Maschler, restaurant critic at London’s Evening Standard newspaper.

Fay won a contest for the position of Evening Standard restaurant critic in 1972. This was supposed to last for three months but she has recently celebrated 47 years in the role! Fay’s reviews are legendary and she has been known to put many a chef in their place. We talked about her experiences starting out in the hey day of journalism, the reality of eating out four times a week, when not to write a bad review, and how to deal with death threats when you do!

It was such an honour to have Fay with us for this conversation.  It was fascinating to hear about the changes she has seen over the years on the London restaurant scene, how the rise of social media has changed things, the food writers she admires the most, and what we all really, really want to know... where we should be eating right now in London. 

Hope you enjoy!

This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco

Instagram: @honeyandco

Follow Fay on Twitter: @Fay_Maschler And read her in Evening Standard

Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Producer: Miranda Hinkley

Manager: Louisa Cornford

Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

Feb 28 2020

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Who Run The World? Darina Allen

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This is the sixth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.

Today's guest is Darina Allen, founder of world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland and bestselling author of 19 cookbooks. We absolutely love Darina and the school and have had many of her graduates working in our kitchens over the years. We chatted to Darina about how she came to run the fabulous Ballymaloe, what it's like be part of a cooking dynasty and what it takes to be a successful cookbook author.

It was wonderful to hear Darina talking so passionately about her experiences running a successful family business in rural Ireland, as well as the sustainable ethos at the core of everything that Ballymaloe does, and the values she instills in all her students, especially about the importance of creating an inclusive kitchen culture. 

Hope you enjoy!

This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco

Instagram: @honeyandco

Ballymaloe Cookery School http://www.cookingisfun.ie

Instagram: @ballymaloecookeryschool 

Darina on Instagram: @darina_allen

Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Producer: Miranda Hinkley

Manager: Louisa Cornford

Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

Feb 21 2020

24mins

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Who Run The World? Lisa Markwell

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This is the fifth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.

Today's guest is Lisa Markwell, food editor at The Sunday Times and editor at CODE Hospitality.

Lisa has been a journalist for more than 30 years, winning awards as editor of The Independent on Sunday and spending eight years as restaurant critic at the same paper – giving herself the job after the previous critic was fired. She took a ‘gap year’ to undertake the chef’s diploma course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, before returning to journalism as food editor at The Sunday Times.

We talked to Lisa about her experiences of working in the cut-throat world of hard news and how journalism has changed over the last 30 years. It was fascinating to hear how she rose to the top and how she has been able to use her position to change the way women are written about. We loved hearing how Lisa's training at Leith's changed her perspective on the food world and she made a beautiful comparison of running a kitchen with running a newspaper. Lisa also gave great advice for anyone starting out in food journalism... well worth a listen! 

Hope you enjoy!

This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco

Instagram: @honeyandco

Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Producer: Miranda Hinkley

Manager: Louisa Cornford

Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

Feb 14 2020

28mins

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Who Run The World? Romy Gill

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This is the fourth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.

Today’s guest is Romy Gill, what a treat! Romy is a British-Indian chef and cookery teacher and was the owner and head chef at Romy’s Kitchen in Gloucestershire for 6 years. One of the few female Indian chefs in the industry, Romy was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in 2016 for her services to the food industry. Romy’s debut cookbook Zaika is full of delicious vegan recipes celebrating the zaika or ‘flavours’ of Indian cooking that bring a renewed spicy excitement to plant-based food.

We talked to Romy about the barriers she came up against as a woman – and more specifically an Indian woman – opening her own restaurant, from securing funding to getting planning permission and dealing with builders. We also talked about the women who have inspired her and helped her along the way, from her mother to Sheila Dillon, Claudia Roden, Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson.

Romy is such an inspiration to women in the food industry and such a pleasure to chat to. We were so excited to hear that she'll be joining the lineup of the new Ready Steady Cook on BBC One and that she has a new opening coming soon.

Hope you enjoy!

This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco

Instagram: @honeyandco

Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Producer: Miranda Hinkley

Manager: Louisa Cornford

Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

Feb 07 2020

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Who Run The World? Sheila Dillon

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This is the third episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.

Today’s guest is multi-award winning food journalist Sheila Dillon, known as the voice of The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4. Sheila started her career in journalism when she reported on the contamination of the New York water supply by pesticides for food magazine Food Monitor, and has been reporting on the most important stories in the industry ever since. As a reporter, writer, producer and presenter on The Food Programme, Sheila has been involved in many important stories in the food world: from BSE to the horsemeat scandal; from the rise of GM crops to the growth of the organic movement; and more recently the health hazards of vegan junk food.

As well as telling us about these groundbreaking food stories, Sheila told us fascinating stories about her experiences as a woman in the food world, including her activities with the women's movement, how she was involved in a landmark sex discrimination case for equal pay in America, and more recently her experiences of the gender pay gap at the BBC. 

We really loved having Sheila share her knowledge, experience and advice for those looking to build a career in the industry. This is such a wonderful, insightful conversation and an important listen. 

Hope you enjoy!

This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco @sheiladillon

Instagram: @honeyandco @thesheiladillon

Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Producer: Miranda Hinkley

Manager: Louisa Cornford

Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

Jan 31 2020

20mins

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Who Run The World? Claudia Roden

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This is the second episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.

Today’s guest is Claudia Roden, the goddess of Middle Eastern food writing. Claudia is a cookbook writer and anthropologist, her career spans over 50 years. Originally from Egypt, Claudia grew up in Cairo and studied in Paris and London. In 1956 when her parents fled Egypt to London, Claudia began collecting recipes from the Jewish diaspora arriving from all over the Middle East as a way to make a connection between refugees and their homelands. This led to multiple bestselling cookbooks including the international award-winning The Book of Jewish Food, and she revolutionised western attitudes to Middle Eastern cuisines in 1968 with her bestselling cookbook, A Book of Middle Eastern Food.

 We talked to Claudia about her unusual route to a career in food writing, how attitudes to women working have changed over the last 50 years, the women who inspired her, and how travelling alone as a woman was treated with suspicion yet opened many kitchen doors for her research. Claudia is a true inspiration, our hero, and we owe so much to her in paving the way for us.

This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food in which we will be chatting to leading women across the food industry, writers, broadcasters, critics, chefs and restaurateurs.

Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco

Instagram: @honeyandco

Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Listen to episode 1 with Andi Oliver

Producer: Miranda Hinkley

Manager: Louisa Cornford

Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

Jan 24 2020

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Who Run The World? Andi Oliver

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The first episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.

Since the start of Honey & Co women have reigned supreme; they run our kitchens, our front of house and our offices, and we finally feel that the industry is starting to catch up with us. Women are now leading the way across the industry, not just as chefs but as food critics, as writers, as culinary teachers, tv and radio presenters and so much more.

So, with International Women’s Day on the horizon we wanted to dedicate a whole season to some of the women who inspire us every single day!

Today’s guest is Andi Oliver, she’s the most vivacious and beautiful person we’ve had the chance to meet this year. The interview with her is absolutely hilarious. We talked about her career in a punk band, and how she made the transition to chef and then to food broadcaster. Her show The Great British Menu is one of our absolute favourite shows, you should watch it - we spend hours arguing over what we would make!

Listen to find out more about how she managed to get where she is and how she broke the glass ceiling. We are also so excited to hear about her current project collecting recipes from all around the Caribbean, Wadadli Kitchen.  

This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.

Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!

Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco @andisn16

Instagram: @honeyandco @andioliver

Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks

#HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld

Producer: Miranda Hinkley Manager: Louisa Cornford Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

Jan 17 2020

34mins

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Series 6: Nothing Fancy with Alison Roman

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Alison Roman is a columnist for the New York Times Food section and Bon Appétit contributor. She is the author of the bestselling Dining In. Alison has worked professionally in kitchens such as New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar and San Francisco’s Quince. We talk all about her new book, Nothing Fancy, where Alison makes any night of the week worth celebrating. She believes it’s not entertaining, it’s having people over. We apologised to leeks, fawned over anchovies and much more!

Dec 13 2019

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Series 6: Mike Solomonov

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Mike is an Israeli chef and restaurateur known for his landmark Philadelphia restaurant, Zahav, where we had the pleasure of speaking to him while we were in town. We spoke to Mike about growing up in a Jewish household in the US, the food of Israel, his introduction to kitchens and how he and his business partner, Steven Cook, have kept expanding their restaurant world to include Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, Percy Street Barbecue and more...

Dec 06 2019

42mins

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