Gilly is a food journalist, author, and food podcaster with a love of storytelling. She presents and produces the delicious.podcast, Leon's How to Eat to Save the Planet and Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith and has interviewed most of Britain's leading food writers, chefs and activists. She is the author of biographies on Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, and her latest book, Taste and the TV Chef is published in Sept 2020. She is writing a book about podcasting which comes out with its own podcast How to Grow a Pod in Jan 21.
This week, Gilly is with JP McMahon, chef patron at Michelin-starred Aniar and the brains behind Galway’s food symposium, Food on the Edge. His activist influence is vast, and even in a pandemic he’s doing his bit with a new book, Lessons from Lockdown, an anthology of thought-provoking letters to an imaginary young chef from his vast network of brilliant chefs around the world. See for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, Gilly is at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, chef Dan Barber's restaurant deep in the countryside of New York.  In his 2014 book, The Third Plate, Dan wrote a new manifesto in food, taking us right back to its roots to tell a story which has changed the way many chefs all over the globe are thinking about the way we eat. And this month at the top of the show,  we’re finding out about SuperLooper, the children’s clothing rental business that could save the planet. See for privacy and opt-out information.
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. See for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, Gilly Smith talks to Kirsty Scobie and Fenella Renwick about winning the Jane Grigson Trust award for new food writers with their debut cookbook The Seafood Shack. As they take her through their four food moments, the stories of the sea, the local fishermen and the scallop divers set against the 80 delicious recipes reminds us that food is much more than what’s on the plate.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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