Food and Life

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Creation Date July 6th, 2020
Updated Date Updated November 27th, 2020
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Everything that's interesting in the world ultimately comes down to what you're eating.
  1. Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith is for foodie book lovers who want to hear something more profound about the way we live, making the link between delicious food and the impact of food production on the land - through cookbooks. Hear how A-lister food writers have changed the conversation about food as Gilly talks through their four chosen food moments from their latest books. As she joins the dots between stories from the old country and food identity, plant-based recipes and climate change she shows how a deeper connection with food really could save the planet.Listen to all your favourite food writers from Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Kerridge, Anna Jones, Gill Meller, Olia Hercules to Dan Barber as Gilly finds what's cooking in the minds of our food writing stars. Gilly Smith is also the presenter of the delicious. podcast and Leon's How to Eat to Save the Planet, and produces Right2Food podcast for The Food Foundation and The Big Table for Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming. Do support the podcast by subscribing, reviewing on iTunesYou can buy all the books at a discount from Cooking the Books' own shop at BookshopFor more information and to join the mailing list, visit Gilly SmithCooking the Books with Gilly Smith is rated in the top 10% of global podcasts by ListenNotes and in the top 40 of food podcasts globally by FeedSpotTheme music by Willy Zygier See for privacy and opt-out information.
  2. “Anthems” is a collection of original manifestos, speeches, stories, poems, and rallying cries written and voiced by exceptional people, that celebrate and contemplate what it means to be human. Our beauty, our failures, our rich heritage, our rage, and our power. Proving that there is more that binds us together than sets us apart. These Are Our Anthems. #AnthemsPride #AnthemsHome #AnthemsWomen #AnthemsBlack
  3. Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family, and the beautiful art of having a chat, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter. Oversharing guaranteed.Produced by Alice Williams
  4. Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world through food. Find us online at, follow us on Twitter @gastropodcast, and like us on Facebook at

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