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The delicious. podcast

The chart topping podcast for the UK's best food magazine, delicious. magazine, featuring stories and hot topics from the world of food. From small producers to the best chefs in the world, from delightful dishes to the big issues in health, food waste and sustainability, from high-profile interviews to words of wisdom from the country’s most thoughtful food writers, the delicious. podcast explores just about everything that’s on the plate in 21st century Britain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

14 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Vintage Nigella: Twenty years of How to Eat

In this special half hour extended interview, Gilly Smith talks to Nigella Lawson about the book that launched her career as the updated version of How to Eat hits the shelves twenty years on. Gilly takes her back to when the book was first conceived, finds out what Nigella thinks of gastro porn and explores how she became an icon in modern food. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

18 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 28: The one about women, wine and song

This month, Gilly Smith talks to Mexican chef, Martha Ortiz about food and sensuality, to author, James Whetlor about zero grazing in the burgeoning billy goat market and meets former Ottolenghi chef, Ramael Scully for a Slice of his Life. Plus we're off to California to meet Gina Gallo, grand daughter and great niece of the post Prohibition wine pioneers, Ernest and Julio Gallo, and to the Swiss alps to forage for lunch with www.cherrieswalks.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 25: The one about spring in Italy

This month, Gilly Smith is off to Italy to eat like a local with author, Skye McAlpine in Venice and in Rome with wine, olive and villa man, Andrea Spalletti Trivelli. We're breaking bread for Easter with Bread for Life, the flour that keeps on giving, and we discover chef, Theo Randall’s super power in his Slice of My Life. Plus, find out which rising star is having a rose-soaked brioche tested by the food team. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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Yotam Ottolenghi on identity, food fights and feeding the kids

More, much more of that interview with Yotam Ottolenghi with Gilly Smith from last week's episode. This week, she asks him about food identity, peace food and how to win the fight about food with his kids (spoiler alert: don't fight!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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James Martin tells us why Great Britain really is great

In the March bumper episode of the monthly magazine-style podcast, Gilly Smith meets; delicious. magazine columnist Debora Robertson who tells us how to feed our dogs, TV chef James Martin who tells us about his Great British adventure and she tunnels under the streets of London to find the world’s first sustainable farm. Food historian Angela Clutton gives us the 'who knew' on vinegar and, as Brexit looms, we hear from an Iranian refugee on how food humanises the people behind the headlines.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

28 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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How to Cook Like... Jasmine Hemsley

In a brand new feature for 2019, Gilly Smith chats to food writers and chefs about their culinary philosophy while they make her lunch. In the first of the series, Gilly learns how to cook like Ayurvedic well-being coach, co-founder (with sister, Melissa) of well-being brand Hemsley and Hemsley and writer of East by West, Jasmine Hemsley who suggests that our vitality, well being and happiness is all about the way we eat, and how we think about what we eat.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #9

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It Wouldn't be Christmas Without... Chinese noodles with Ken Hom

This week, Gilly Smith talks to Ken Hom, the man who brought the wok to British cooking. She chats about his childhood in Chicago's Chinatown and why the festive celebrations wouldn't be complete without a plate of his mother's chicken noodles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Darina Allen, the grande dame of Irish artisanal food, celebrates St Patrick's Day

This week, Gilly Smith is celebrating all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day with the doyenne of Irish slow food and artisanal produce, Darina Allen of the Ballymaloe Cookery School. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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It Wouldn't Be Christmas Without: A wintery walk with Gill Meller

In the first episode in the Christmas series of the delicious. podcast, Gilly Smith is out foraging for mushrooms with food writer, delicious. columnist and River Cottage chef Gill Meller. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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The October Episode

In the monthly magazine episode of the delicious podcast, Gilly Smith finds out how food waste has become central to the cooking of both eco chef Tom Hunt and Madonna favourite, Skye Gyngell. In the first of two interviews, she talks to Yotam Ottolenghi about his new book Simple and meets fashion guru turned Spelt farmer, Roger Saul. Plus BBC radio food favourite turned TV star, Nigel Barden See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #13

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The One About Tea

This week, we meet Angela Hartnett as she prepares to take her mentee, Killian Crowley to represent the UK and Ireland in the San Pellegrino Young Chef grand finale in Milan. Chef, Robin Gill talks about his new book, Larder and we’re talking tea – with a difference. Plus food editor Jen Bedloe in the delicious. Test Kitchen and magazine editor, Karen Barnes tells us what’s in the May issue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

12mins

2 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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GBBO star Kim-Joy on her first book and her magical inner world

delicious.books: This week, delicious. magazine's Gilly Smith chats to the Great British Bake Off 2018 finalist about her debut book, Baking with Kim-Joy, and her magical inner world.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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Caroline Eden talks about her award winning book, The Black Sea

This week, Gilly Smith meets author, Caroline Eden, whose book The Black Sea has received high praise across the food world, only last week winning her a special commendation at the prestigious Andre Simon Awards – and it was delicious deputy editor, Susan Low’s favourite book of last year. You can hear Gilly and Susan discuss their favourite books of 2108 here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

14mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #17

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The one about Israeli food

This week, Gilly Smith is with former Ottolenghi head chefs and husband and wife team, Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer of Honey and Co to talk about the lack of women in restaurant kitchens, diaspora food and the current craze in Israeli flavours. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

14 Nov 2018

Rank #18

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Extra Portion: Giles Coren on the role of the restaurant critic

This week, Gilly Smith talks about the role of the restaurant critic with Giles Coren in an age when everyone is a critic on social media. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13mins

14 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10mins

5 Oct 2017

Rank #20