10 episodes

Nothing quite brings people together like the power of food...
 
In this new series hosted by food writer and critic, Tom Parker Bowles, we’ll be talking to chefs, farmers and campaigners alike to explore, challenge and celebrate our shared love of all things food. We’ll be debating the latest food trends, science and ideas that will shape the future of food.
 
So, join us as we chat to old friends and new in this delicious podcast from Fortnum & Mason.
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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Nothing quite brings people together like the power of food...
 
In this new series hosted by food writer and critic, Tom Parker Bowles, we’ll be talking to chefs, farmers and campaigners alike to explore, challenge and celebrate our shared love of all things food. We’ll be debating the latest food trends, science and ideas that will shape the future of food.
 
So, join us as we chat to old friends and new in this delicious podcast from Fortnum & Mason.
Please note: The ideas and views represented in this podcast are not endorsements or views of Fortnum & Mason.

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    Sir Matthew Bourne OBE

    Sir Matthew Bourne OBE

    Season Two of our Hungry Minds podcast kicks off with a festive cracker.
    And with a new season comes a new host – literary agent, foodie and all-round lover of good stories, Felicity Blunt.
    Joining Felicity for her first episode is the supremely talented Sir Matthew Bourne OBE. For over 30 years now, Sir Matthew has created and directed some of the most iconic musical, theatre and film productions of our generation, including Swan Lake, Mary Poppins and the Christmas classic, Nutcracker!
    In this, our last episode of 2020, we discuss festive Fortnum’s memories, finding inspiration during lockdown, and the power of art to change our lives. With a new year just around the corner, we hope it’s not long before we’re all able to enjoy his wonderful productions once again.

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    • 39 min
    Chef Thomas Keller

    Chef Thomas Keller

    Chefs do not come much more influential than culinary legend, Thomas Keller. For over 25 years, Chef Keller’s kitchens have been training grounds for many of the world’s top chefs, including Achatz, Jonathan Benno and René Redzepi. As quoted in the Michelin Guide: ‘Working at The French Laundry is to the future success of aspiring chefs what Harvard Law School is to up-and-coming lawyer’s.
    Here, Tom and Thomas discuss the importance of practice and persistence for young chefs, Keller’s much anticipated new cookbook The French Laundry, Per Se, and who the creators of his favourite shortbread are. Spoiler alert: it’s Fortnum's.

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    • 43 min
    Asma Khan

    Asma Khan

    Joining Tom Parker Bowles on this episode of Fortnum’s Hungry Minds is award-winning chef, restaurateur and philanthropist – Asma Khan.
    As she takes us through her inspiring journey from Calcutta to Cambridge, supper clubs to Soho, Tom and Asma discuss why she believes restaurants should be ranked on how they treat people, her work setting up employment for traumatised Yazidi women, and her belief that “you do good and everything else works”.
    Anyone fortunate enough to have visited Darjeeling Express will know she’s certainly living proof of that.

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    • 31 min
    Yotam Ottolenghi

    Yotam Ottolenghi

    Britain’s kitchen cupboards looked very different before this episode’s guest rose to global prominence. Credited with fueling the surge in popularity of ingredients like za’atar, tahini and preserved lemons, Yotam Ottolenghi has transformed the way we eat. With the launch of his new book, Flavour, Yotam joins Tom Parker Bowles to discuss its inspiration, reflect on his unusual journey from academic to chef and restaurateur, and share his essential accompaniment to the perfect cup of tea. So, pop your kettle on and join us for an insightful chat with one of the decade’s most influential chefs.
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    • 38 min
    Josh Niland

    Josh Niland

    He’s one of the world’s most respected fish chefs; co-owns the revered Sydney restaurant Saint Peter and Australia’s first sustainable fishmonger The Fish Butchery; and recently published his revolutionary debut title The Whole Fish Cookbook to global acclaim – celebrated with a weeklong series of events here at Fortnum & Mason, including an exclusive Chef Masterclass. So where did it all go right for Josh Niland?
    In this episode, food critic and host Tom Parker Bowles, delves into Josh’s passion for ‘nose-to-tail’ style preparation (and a penchant for ‘poor man’s lobster’), and learns how the chef’s childhood battle with cancer served to shape his journey to becoming the pioneer of contemporary, ethical seafood.


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    • 31 min
    Angela Hartnett MBE

    Angela Hartnett MBE

    Michelin-star chef, restaurateur and long-standing friend of Fortnum & Mason, Angela Hartnett has always had a flair for bringing people together through food, most recently fuelling frontline NHS workers through the lockdown of a global pandemic.
    Here, she chats to host Tom Parker-Bowles about her involvement in the not-for-profit COVID venture, Cook-19, reveals what working with Gordon Ramsay was really like, and shares how a childhood immersed in authentic Italian cooking inspired her to kickstart her own business.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

callmesid! ,

Brilliantly put together!

Really enjoyed listening to all the episodes, the guests have great entertaining stories, loved hearing how they got to where they are now! Plus I’m now buying most of my vegetables (organic) and some of my meat from local farm shops to help support local farmers and local businesses thanks to these podcasts so
Thank You Fortnum's for enlightening me!

shoegal35 ,

Enjoyable listen

Loved the episode with Yotam Ottenlenghi ❤️ love his recipes & new book that’s out. 👍🏻

Ellierose3 ,

Deliciously Good

Hungry minds leaving me hungry for more (and for lunch!). Lovely lunch break listen.

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