6 episodes

Lucy Vincent founded the UK’s first ever charity dedicated to transforming prison food after years campaigning for an improvement. Now she's on a mission to convince us why this unpopular and marginalised subject matters. Across 8 episodes, Food Behind Bars will shine a light on what we’re getting wrong, how we can put it right and what delivering wholesome and nutritious prison food could mean for every single one of us.

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Lucy Vincent founded the UK’s first ever charity dedicated to transforming prison food after years campaigning for an improvement. Now she's on a mission to convince us why this unpopular and marginalised subject matters. Across 8 episodes, Food Behind Bars will shine a light on what we’re getting wrong, how we can put it right and what delivering wholesome and nutritious prison food could mean for every single one of us.

    Institutional eating

    Institutional eating

    Lucy opens up the conversation of prison food even further to look at institutional eating as a whole. To do this, she sits down with Joshna Maharaj - a chef, TEDX speaker and activist who has been working with institutions for over 14 years. Joshna is an international voice for institutional food that is wholesome, sustainable and delicious and she has brought her vision of ‘social gastronomy’ to hospitals, universities and community kitchens across Canada. Lucy and Joshna bond over their shared experiences and united vision for the future of global institutional food. Can this issue ever be tackled on the scale that’s required to truly revolutionise the way we feed society?

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    • 54 min
    The Female Problem

    The Female Problem

    What role does gender play in the complex world of prison food? To understand the subject further, Lucy catches up with Sophie, who was the very first person she spoke to about prison food when she set up Food Behind Bars in 2016. Sophie opens up about her time in prison and the impact food had on her physical and emotional wellbeing during her sentence. From weight gain to self esteem, emotional eating and homemade hooch, Lucy and Sophie get under the skin of the issue and try to understand why food is a female problem too.

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    • 29 min
    Kettle cooking

    Kettle cooking

    Lucy explores the fascinating and varied world of 'kettle cooking', through the lens of Dany Hellz Kitchen - a chef, Instagram sensation and prisoner currently serving his sentence in France. Dany is cooking up a storm in his cell and sharing it with his 28k followers, creating everything from roast chicken to tiramisu with little more than an induction hob and some plastic cutlery. Lucy attempts to understand the appeal of kettle cooking: Is it simply a way of avoiding the food that comes off the servery? Or is it a form of coping mechanism and an outlet to experience the pleasure, joy and creativity that cooking can bring?

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    • 25 min
    inside/outside

    inside/outside

    In Episode 2, Lucy looks at how the effects of prison food can be felt far beyond the boundaries of the prison gate. Lucy sits down with Josie Bevan - a writer, proud prison wife and the brains behind the award-winning blog and podcast, Prison Bag. Josie talks about the impact caused by her husband Rob’s 9-year sentence and how his time in prison has influenced his diet, their eating habits and (more importantly) his taste in pies. Lucy and Josie ponder the question - what is prison for? - and think about the role food plays in rehabilitation through their shared experiences of the justice system.

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    • 28 min
    The Report

    The Report

    We start where the story began for Lucy: in 2016, with the release of Life in Prison: Food by HM Inspectorate of Prisons. The report was the first of its kind, assessing food standards in prisons across England and concluding that better quality prison food could transform prison life. Lucy looks at how food has evolved throughout prison history, how - by chance - she became wrapped up in the subject and how this led her to setting up the UK’s only charity dedicated to improving prison food.

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    • 20 min
    Introducing Food Behind Bars

    Introducing Food Behind Bars

    Food Behind Bars takes an inquisitive look into British prison food, through the stories of the people who’ve lived it, eaten it and cooked it. Lucy Vincent, founder of the UK’s first ever charity dedicated to transforming prison food, shines a light on what we’re getting wrong, how we can put it right and what wholesome and nutritious prison food could mean for everyone in society.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Is there a name not taken?? ,

Much Needed Podcast

Really enjoying this podcast, and admire Lucy’s exploration of prisoners, the prison system, food, it’s meaning and her advocacy for change.

torqueterradactal ,

!!!

Such a great start - looking forward to following this pod.

douda100 ,

Just an really and truly excellent podcast.

Illuminating podcast with a deeply effective and rewarding host. Highly recommend ! Would recommend for televised series if possible ! Excellent editing, production marvellous, I see bright things ahead for Lucy Vincent.

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