300 episodes

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

The Food Programme BBC

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    • 4.4, 428 Ratings

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

sigmund47 ,

Great when

Sheila Dillon is at the helm. Sadly Dan doesn’t cut it for me. No bite and rather bland. I do hope he’s not limbering up to take over.

HappyJenni ,


Just attempted to listen to “Ice Cream Nation”, spent the whole time having to shuffle the volume up and down by many notches. Far too much loud music that added nothing to the content. Very disappointing.

MBelderson ,

Sometimes great, other times not so

I’ve been a listener since I was kid: back in the days of Derek Cooper presenting it. Over the years I have learnt so much about food and cooking from The Food Programme. But that’s not to say it’s perfect. Some episodes are brilliant but, they do depend upon the quality of journalism delivered by producer and presenter. Some are very weak or just dull. For example, the recent show about bread presented by Dan Saladino was a terrible dud. He interviewed Nathan Myrhvold who, despite his estimable culinary work, plainly has an ego rivalling Donald Trump's. He most emphatically did not discover the no-knead bread technique. Nor was he first to try to bake palaeolithic bread and so on ad nauseum. Saladino let all this pass unquestioned. Either he was very poorly prepped or just does not have the chops to question an interviewee properly. A real shame. He seems a nice chap and I hope he improves (especially as the show seems to be using him increasingly). Being bland, middle class, white and male can get you a long way but, even so, you still have to put effort into your journalism to excel.

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