Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith
Trine Hahnemann: Scandinavian Green
Season 5, Ep. 3
This Christmas week, Gilly talks with Danish food writer and activist chef, Trine Hahnemann about a gloriously plant-based, uncommercial hygge Christmas in her latest book Scandinavian Green.
Pinch of Nom: Quick and Easy
Season 6, Ep. 1
This week, Gilly talks to Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, two former restaurant owners from the Wirral who have made simple, healthy food accessible to millions of people who never learned to cook. What started as a WeightWatcher’s blog has became a triple whammy cookbook sensation, and here they take us through their four food moments fromthe latest in the series, Pinch of Nom: Quick and Easy. And throughout this season, we'll hear from the Oxford Real Farming Conference where the most inspiring speakers in the world on food and climate like Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Guy Singh-Watson and Anna Lappe join the dots of an increasingly food-shaped world.
Carolyn Steel: Sitopia
Season 5, Ep. 4
This week, Gilly talks with the visionary writer, architect and philosopher, Carolyn Steel whose book Sitopia was one of 2020’s most important reads. Through four food moments tracing right back to the beginning of civilisation, Carolyn redraws the lines around a food-shaped world, joining the dots in the history of how we eat, and pointing out where the breaks began which left us fighting to save the planet.
The Rangoon Sisters: Authentic Burmese Home Cooking
Season 5, Ep. 2
This week, Gilly talks to doctors, food writers and supper club hosts Emily and Amy Chung, aka The Rangoon Sisters about the four food moments from their debut cookbook, which is number 8 in the Observer Food Monthly’s top ten food books of 2020.The sisters have been cooking up their Burmese family food since their first visit back to the old country in 2012, and find the food from their diaspora has hit the spot with a much wider community.