The fortnightly show dedicated to food and drink produced and enjoyed in and around Cambridge.
Flavour: Reopening restaurants
Alex Rushmer and Lawrence Butler of Vanderlyle restaurant on Mill Road
On this edition of Flavour, the team ask what will restaurants be like when they reopen, and will fewer, socially-distanced tables make them unviable? They hear from Mark Poynton, Alex Rushmer and Alex Crepy. They find out about Cambridge Sustainable Food's Grow A Row initiative to help reduce food poverty, Rosie Sykes has ideas for warming soups and Steve Thompson goes February foraging.
Flavour: Brexit, Celeriac and the Cambridge Baking Company
On this edition of Flavour, the team speak with a Cambridge resident who is helping families to get enough food. Roberto from Cambridge market talks about the effects of Brexit. Local chefs give ideas for that most underrated vegetable, celeriac. And they meet the Cambridge Baking Company which launches next week. Plus local offers for Valentine's Day. Flavour is presented by Matt Bentman, Alan Alder and Sue Bailey
Flavour: The community effort to feed Cambridge families
Many people in Cambridge are struggling to feed their families as a result of Covid-19; Deputy Mayor Alex Collis talks about the community effort that has been key to reducing its impact in Cambridge and the work of local food hubs. We hear from Culinaris on the effect of the trade agreement with Europe on supplies of food. Lizzie Collingham talks about her new book on the history of the biscuit. Presented by Matt Bentman, Alan Alder and Sue Bailey.
Flavour Review of 2020
Matt Bentman, Alan Alder and Sue Bailey look back on 2020 and the effects of the pandemic on our local food businesses and what they did to survive. The team also celebrates the first hundred years of Fitzbillies and welcomes the new, including some new food books, as well as marking individuals' endeavours, such as singer Will Young becoming a Master of Wine, plus how Vanderlyle and Parkers Tavern felt about being reviewed in the national press.
Flavour Christmas Special
Matt Bentman, Alan Alder and Sue Bailey look forward to Christmas and hear from lots of local people as well as chefs and writers about what they'll be eating. We have a history of the Brussels sprout and recipes for them from Rosie Sykes. Also, David Underwood of Orriss and Son talks about how their new sauces can spice up your meal and we get wine recommendations from Tom Lewis and have a huge amount of local food news to savour.
Flavour: Sri Lankan food truck
Matt Bentman, Alan Alder and Sue Bailey discover how lockdown has led to two new food trucks starting up, including one offering authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Plus what's in The Fish Butchery's hamper and how to get one; Henry from the Oyster Lab talks about what they'll be offering next year; and December foraging tips from the foraging chef and Gardenia's new menu.