115 episodes

For curious food lovers everywhere, jump onboard for a trip to discover the wonders of our simplest ingredients and to the furthest reaches of culinary imagination.

Journey to the Centre of Food Journey to the Centre of Food

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 228 Ratings

For curious food lovers everywhere, jump onboard for a trip to discover the wonders of our simplest ingredients and to the furthest reaches of culinary imagination.

    Superhero Brands Origin Stories

    Superhero Brands Origin Stories

    Discover the unexpected, peculiar and funny origins to some of the best loved brands on the planet.  From Nachos to Coke, Digestives to Mustard, explore the stories behind the foods we all love. 

    • 39 min
    Stranger Things (To Eat)

    Stranger Things (To Eat)

    Take a trip back in time to explore the weirdest dishes ever served, as Jay and James are joined by Food Historian Marc Meltonville to delve into the strangest techniques, ingredients and ideas ever presented for dinner.  

    • 37 min
    Extraordinary Places to Eat with Food Blogging Star Chef Dennis

    Extraordinary Places to Eat with Food Blogging Star Chef Dennis

    Jay and James are joined by one of the world's most successful food bloggers this week, to explore some of the most extraordinary food experiences the world has to offer with Chef Dennis.  From camel milk to Gooseneck Barnacles and ice cream floats, it's a globe trotting trip across the food world.  Plus they explore how you become a food blogger and the future of food teaching in schools.  

    • 45 min
    The Sordid Secrets of your Spice Rack

    The Sordid Secrets of your Spice Rack

    Join the guys as they take a trip deep into your spice rack, to discover the blood soaked history of our most popular spices.  From invasions to modern day organised crime it's an amazing, often unexpected story.  Plus they delve into the new 'rare' spices, that are now worth as much as gold. 

    • 46 min
    Dinner of the Three Emperors - Cooking for Princes and Tsars

    Dinner of the Three Emperors - Cooking for Princes and Tsars

    This week the guys are introducing another hugely influential chef into their Hall of Fame, this time Adolphe Dugléré, pupil of Careme, a man who has both a fascinating life story and a big impact on how we cook today.  Master of the kitchen he is most renowned for the incredible Dinner of the Three Emperors, a truly remarkable piece of cooking.  So don you tallest chef's hat and join a trip back to the 19th century France. 

    • 40 min
    The Oldest Hangover Cure in the World & The Top 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

    The Oldest Hangover Cure in the World & The Top 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

    Join Jay and James as they delve into healing foods on the podcast.  Exploring both the good and bad of dining cures.   Firstly they chat about James' recent dining experience flying first class, before opening the history books to explore hang over cures from both ancient Rome and ancient Egypt.  Before then holding a quiz to see if James can guess the top 10 healthiest foods on the planet.  

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

PhillBell ,

Please sort the sound

Great concept. Sound quality at Heston’s end sounds like he’s talking through a potato. Also repeat stories/facts that Jay seems to either forget/pretend he’s never heard before starting to grind. Needs work.

missmollymoll ,

Really miss Heston

This used to be my favourite podcast. It’s pretty poor without Heston. I listen to the old ones. I have pretty much given up on this now

CHayes97 ,

Great with Heston, not good without him

Don’t usually feel compelled to write reviews, but the pods without Heston haven’t been great, get him back ASAP. Seems half arsed

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