Priya Basil: Be My Guest
Season 1, Ep. 16
This week, Gilly Smith talks food philosophy with novelist and essayist, Priya Basil whose book, Be My Guest was shortlisted for this year’s Fortnum and Mason best debut food book award and is an evocative exploration of food, race and memory. Sponsored by http://www.city-books.co.uk
Jeff Gordinier: Hungry
Season 1, Ep. 15
This week, Gilly is (virtually) in Manhattan in the home of Jeff Gordinier, former New York Times journalist and author of Hungry, to retrace the footsteps of what must be one of the best food journalist gigs ever,a rock ‘n’ roll road trip with Rene Redzepi, the greatest chef in the world.
Joanne Harris: The Strawberry Thief
Season 1, Ep. 14
This week, Gilly Smith talks to author Joanne Harris twenty years after she first fell in love with Vianne, Anouk and Roux in Chocolat and then couldn’t wait to find them again in The Lollipop Shoes, Peaches for Monsieur le Cure and now The Strawberry Thief, the latest in the Chocolat series. Sponsored by http://www.city-books.co.uk
Jo Thomas: Escape to the French Farmhouse
Season 1, Ep. 13
This week, Gilly talks to award-winning author Jo Thomas whose Escape to the French Farmhouse is the perfect Lockdown read to transport you to Provence this summer as our heroine Della reminds us of the lost art of cooking with lavender. Sponsored by http://www.city-books.co.uk
Sara Paretsky: Dead Land
Season 1, Ep. 12
Guest presenter, Elizabeth Perry, aka E.C Reads on Instagram talks to Sara Paretsky about the food moments in Dead Land, the latest in the series to feature her private detective V.I. Warshawski. WhenIndemnity Only, the first, was published in 1982, Paretsky revolutionised the genre with this tough-talking female private eye, and in 2002 won the Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement.Elizabeth has been reading her since she was 14 and admits that she is massive nerd-level fan.
Benjamin Myers: The Offing
This week Gilly Smith chats (remotely) with award-winining author, Benjamin Myers whose success with his previous novels, particularly The Gallows Pole has given him the accolade of the most powerful new voices in literature.In this, his eighth novel,The Offing, he tells a Homeric tale of Robert, a 16 year old boy who sets out across 1950’s Yorkshire to Robin Hood’s Bay and finds a gloriously long summer of food, poetry and an unlikely freidnship with an eccentric and artistic older woman called Dulcie.
Kate Young: The Little Library Cookbook
Season 1, Ep. 10
Australian food writer, cook and bookworm Kate Young talks to Gilly Smith about the four food moments in the most important books of her life. From The Chamomile Lawn to The Secret Garden, Kate remembers the food on the plates of the characters in her inner world.